**All About Archives workshop. Several Harvard archivists and librarians will offer tips for discovering archival and manuscript collections at Harvard and elsewhere, efficient use of special collections, funding for trips to out-of-town archives, and other topics.  January 14, 2014, 1-4, Lamont Library, room B-30. Register with Odile Harter,  See poster in box below.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**There will be several citation management tools classes during January, covering EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero. The first two classes (this week) are an overview of four citation tools and the rest of the classes are a more in-depth look at each individual tool from the overview class.  Class schedule.

**Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser Digital Teaching and Learning Studio in room G90 on the concourse level of Widener Library.  The studio is intended for faculty looking to produce instructional materials or to learn about and experiment with new approaches to digital teaching.
You can register here for an open house tour for faculty and academic support staff on Thursday, January 23.
More information about the Hauser Digital Teaching and Learning Studio, including details about booking and using the space, is available on its homepage 

**The new Harvard Direct service allows books to be requested via “Request Item” links in HOLLIS and HOLLIS Classic from Countway, Law and Widener and be delivered to 14 Harvard libraries.

**Thinking with Your Eyes explores visualization use across disciplines and research methods. During this two-day symposium, experts will share tools and insight about what it means to interpret, learn and teach visually.

Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas of Google’s “Big Picture” Research Group will kick off the event. Additional experts in music, economics, astronomy, archaeology, and literature will present.
Date: February 27 & 28 (Thursday – Friday)
Location: Harvard University – Radcliffe Gym

All About Archives

Research Guides

71 Digital Portals to State History

Popular autobiographical writing. Pp. 253-350 in: The flight of Icarus: artisan autobiography in early modern Europe, by James S. Amelang. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998, 497 p.
Widener: WID-LC CT25 .A49 1998
Includes for each author: brief biographical information, editions, mss location, secondary sources. New World as well as Europe. Authors born before 1772 with texts starting before 1800.

Form/Genre Terms

Form/Genre terms

Form/Genre terms are, like Subject terms, attached to HOLLIS records.  They indicate the kind of, rather than the subject of, material in HOLLIS.  Thus a record bearing the Subject term Horror films indicates a work about horror films, while the Form/Genre term Horror films indicates a Horror film itself.  Thus:

Nosferatu / directed by F.W. Murnau ; screenplay by Henrik Galeen.
New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2013] 2 videodiscs (84 min.) : sound, black and white
Widener  |  Harvard Depository
Dracula, Count (Fictitious character) -- Drama. 
Vampires -- Drama. 
DVD-Video discs.
Feature films. 
Vampire films. 
Horror films. 
Silent films. 
(This is a shortened HOLLIS Classic record)

Form/Genre terms can be searched in HOLLIS Advanced search, HOLLIS Classic Expanded search and WorldCat Advanced search.

Many HOLLIS records have no Form/Genre (or even Subject) terms, so they cannot yield exhaustive results.  They are very useful in narrowing a large keyword results set and for finding appropriate keywords.

Find Form/Genre terms by doing keyword searches and noticing the Form/Genre field in pertinent records.

Lists of Form/Genre and Subject terms are available at Library of Congress Subject Headings PDF Files

Form/Genre : Commemoratives.
Cultural artifacts.
Harvard objects.
Tote bags.

Non-Harvard Library E-Resources

Digital Archive: International History Declassified, a Wilson Center Digital Archive, includes a large number of once-secret documents relating to the Cold War, North Korea, and nuclear proliferation, with bna varity of contualization and mapping features.

Eurel website on religion in Europe offers information on the social and legal status of religion in Europe.

Iraqi Jewish Archives website offers over 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents discovered in 2003 in the Iraqi intelligence headquarters by the US Army.

Occupy History website is back after a Spring malware attack. Some of the graphic material was lost, but all the bibliographies, articles and links were saved.

Propaganda Poster Digital Collection (Washington State University) includes 520 World War I and World War II posters.

Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative.

Elsewhere in the Boston Area

Cambridge Archives Project offers information on Cambridge archives and lists of collections in Cambridge archives arranged by topic and by Library of Congress subject term.

Collections of Distinction represent a selection of the Boston Public Library’s collections.

New Microfilm

African-American Baptist annual reports. 104 microfilm reels.
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1557
Microforms (Lamont) | INDEX Film A 1557
Brief description on HOLLIS
Online guide

The creation of modern Iraq: British India office files, c. 1914-1921. 675 microfiches.
Location : Microforms (Lamont) INDEX Microfiche W 6066 = guide
Location : Microforms (Lamont) Microfiche W 6066
Online guide
Brief contents

LAMP has microfilmed seven Bolivian newspapers from the late 19th century, and they are all available now for lending. The titles were contributed by the University of Connecticut and represent a cross-section of opinion from Bolivia during a period of political instability and conflict. The titles include:
Estrella de Tarija (Tarija, Bolivia) 1877-1892
Estrella del Oriente (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) 1879-1892
El Heraldo (Cochabamba, Bolivia) 1877-1908
El Imparcial (La Paz, Bolivia) 1888-1897
La Industria (Sucre, Bolivia) 1881-1908
Patria (La Paz, Bolivia) 1880-1886
El Trabajo (Tarija, Bolivia) 1882-1892

More information.  Request microfilm via Interlibrary Loan.  Put "From CRL" in ILL Request form Notes field.

Reconstruction and military government in the South, 1867-1870: Office of Civil Affairs. <4> pts. on <74> microfilm reels.
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1396
Microforms (Lamont) | INDEX Film A 1396 = guide
Brief description on HOLLIS record
Online guide

New News Sources

Access Newspaper Archive, which offers numerous newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries, is now available.

Largely US but includes some foreign papers:
Canada (largely 20th c.) – China (North China Herald (1850 - 1926)) – Denmark (Politiken (1884 - 1936)) – France (19th/20th c.) – Germany (European Stars and Stripes (1948 - 1999)) – Ireland (18th-20th c.) – Jamaica (19th-21st c.)  –  Japan (Japan Advertiser (1920 - 1922); Pacific Stars and Stripes (1948 - 1999)) – South Africa (Sunday Times (1904 - 1945)) – UK (17th-20th c.; bulk 18th-19th c.) – US Virgin Islands (Saint Thomas Daily News of Virgin Islands (1960))

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

The Baltimore Sun (1837-1987)

Christian Science Monitor (1908-1999)

New York Tribune / Herald Tribune (1841-1962)

African-American Papers

Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)

Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991)

Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

Foreign Papers

Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953) offers English-language newspapers published in China.

The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

The Irish Times (1859-2012) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958)

Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876 from the American Antiquarian Society Library.

The following resources are included in Gale NewsVault:

The LISTENER (News & Op/Ed of BBC), 1929-1991
Picture Post (UK - Similar to LIFE), 1938-1957
Daily Mail (Newspaper - London), 1896-2004
British Library Newspapers, 19th Century II
Liberty Magazine, 1924-1950 (US weekly magazine)
The SUNDAY Times, 1821-2006
The Independent (Newspaper - London), 1896-2009
British Library Newspapers, 19th Century II
British Newspapers III, 1785-1950

The AP databases are not as yet activated but are expected this month:
AP 1:  News Features & Internal Comms. (1848-2000)
AP 2:  D.C. Bureau Collection (1915-1930, 1952-1996)
AP 3:  U.S. Cities Bureaus Collection (1931-2004)

Selected New Harvard Library E-Resources


We now have access to over 22,250 Project Muse eBooks.  Arranged by subject.  The books have HOLLIS records and are full test searchable at Project Muse.  Limit to eBooks under Content Type. 

Communication Abstracts (1960s- (a few earlier) worldwide coverage of communications literature (journalism, mass media, social media, advertising, political rhetoric, sociology and history of communication)

Design and Applied Arts Index (1973- )  contains abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals.  Includes ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture.

Enciclopedia delle donne is a biographical encyclopedia of women, worldwide but with Italian emphasis.

International Historical Statistics

ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection includes:
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) (1987 - current)
ERIC (1966 - current)
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (1951 - current)
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) (1973 - current)
PAIS International (1914 - current)
PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress (1871 - current)
ProQuest Criminal Justice (1981 - current)
ProQuest Education Journals (1988 - current)
ProQuest Political Science (1985 - current)
ProQuest Social Science Journals
ProQuest Sociology (1985 - current)
Social Services Abstracts (1979 - current)
Sociological Abstracts (1952 - current)
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 - current)

SimplyMap is a digital mapping tool.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery 2: Slave Trade Atlantic World
Slavery & Anti-Slavery 3: Institution of Slavery
Slavery & Anti-Slavery 4: Age of Emancipation
--Not as yet listed in HOLLIS or E-Resources.  You can use it by going to any Gale database and opening Change Databases (at the top of the screen).

United States

American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820-1922 offers pamphlets held at the New York Historical Society.

Black Women Oral History Project. Interviews, 1976-1981 (inclusive). 72 interview transcripts, 353 reels of audiotape.
Schlesinger  |  OH-31; T-32
Digitized items
Brief description in HOLLIS record

Proquest History Vault:  NAACP Papers. Scroll down under Browse Collections.

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926. Based on Joseph Sabin's bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published worldwide. Included are about 29,000 books, pamphlets, serials and other documents.  Full text searchable.
--Sabin is not as yet listed in HOLLIS or E-Resources.  You can use it by going to any Gale database and opening Change Databases (at the top of the screen).

Slavery & Anti-Slavery 2: Slave Trade Atlantic World
Slavery & Anti-Slavery 3: Institution of Slavery
Slavery & Anti-Slavery 4: Age of Emancipation
--Not as yet listed in HOLLIS or E-Resources.  You can use it by going to any Gale database and opening Change Databases (at the top of the screen).

South Asian American Digital Archive includes about 1600 documents.

Europe (general and continental)

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance.
--Not as yet listed in HOLLIS or E-Resources.  You can use it by going to any Gale database and opening Change Databases (at the top of the screen).

Corpus Montaigne

Enciclopedia delle donne is a biographical encyclopedia of women, worldwide but with Italian emphasis.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1948

InaMédiaPro (1949- ; some reels from early 20th Century) offers news reels, documentaries, radio shows, presidential addresses, etc. by French public media. User guide.

Klapp Online (1991- ) is the online version of the Bibliographie der französischen Literaturwissenschaft, ed. by Astrid Klapp-Lehrmann. Worldwide coverage of French literary studies. Print version (1956- )
Widener  |  RR 3162.6 Latest
Widener  |  WID-LC    |  Z2171 .B56   Earlier

Stalin Digital Archive

State Papers Online, 18th C. I, 1714-1782: Domestic
Not as yet activated. Expected later this month.

Asia/Middle East/Africa

Encyclopaedia Islamica

Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1948

History of Science, Medicine, Technology

Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence ProjectMore information.  

London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports (1848-1972) offers over 5500 annual reports for London.  They contain personal accounts by the Medical Officers and statistical data covering birth rates, causes of death, housing, food hygiene, health services, local trades and industries, and many ofther topics.

 Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) weekly reports for the United States (1888-2013) have been digitized.

RSC Gold (1876- ) offers Royal Society of Chemistry Journals

Missionary Collections

Like the dispatches of US diplomats and consuls abroad listed in the December 2012 newsletter and the letters and reports of business people abroad listed in the August 2013 newsletter, the correspondence and reports of missionaries contain much social and cultural information on the countries visited.

Archives Unbound: Global Missions and Theology includes personal narratives, organizational records and biographies of leaders, missionaries and churches. Includes materials on American domestic and foreign missionary activities, 1800-1899. More information.

African missions: papers of the mission of the United Presbyterian Church from the National Library of Scotland.
HOLLIS record
Online guide
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1443

Basel Mission Archives (1815 until the mid-20th century) contain digitzed visual and cartographic material as well as catalog data relating to the Basel Mission’s work  in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, especially Ghana (from 1828), India (from 1834), China (from 1847), Cameroon (from1886) and Kalimantan (from 1922).

British Records of the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 includes:
Part 2: American material in the archives of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1635-1812
Part 7: Journal, annual sermons and reports of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1701-1870
Part 8: South American Missionary Society records, 1844-1919 [founded as the Patagonian Mission]
Part 10: Early colonial and missionary records from West Africa [includes early Gold Coast records from the archives of the USPG; the papers of Thomas Perronet Thompson, the first Governor of the Colony of Sierra Leone; An Account of Two Missionary Voyages by Rev. Thomas Thompson; and the letters of Rev. Philip Quaque]
Part 11: West Indies material in the archives of the USPG, 1710-1950
Part 12: The archives of the Associates of Dr Bray to 1900 [correspondence files, minute books and financial reports; including material on the Associates' activities in North America the Bahamas, in the establishment and running of Negro Schools and in grants of library books

China inland mission, 1865-1951: from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. 2 pts. on 39 microfilm reels
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1357
Online guide Scroll down

China missionaries oral history collection. Claremont Graduate School. 39 microfiches; fiche 1-3, biographical data and indexes
Microforms (Lamont) | Microfiche W 1372
Brief Description

China through western eyes: manuscript records of traders, travellers, missionaries and diplomats, 1792-1942. 151 microfilm reels + guides (3 v.)
Brief Description
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 923
Microforms (Lamont) | INDEX Film A 923 = guide
Online guide Scroll down

Church Missionary Society archive. 7 sections on 1477 microfilm reels + reel guides.
Brief description
Harvard-Yenching | FW 1783
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 958
Microforms (Lamont) | INDEX Film A 958 = guides
Online guide Scroll down

Korean Mission records: papers of the Korean Mission, 1889-1987, from Birmingham University Library.
HOLLIS record
Online guide
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1461

Internet Mission Photography Archive offers images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, and the United States.

Livingstonia Mission archives, 1874-1934: the Rev Dr Robert Laws and missionary activity in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia from the Scottish Foreign Missions Archive at the National Library of Scotland.
HOLLIS record
Online guide
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1433

Missionary files: Methodist Episcopal Church missionary correspondence, 1846-1912. [East Asia and Latin America]
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1354
More information

Missionary files: Methodist Church, 1912-1949. 149 microfilm reels + guide (56 p.) [East Asia] 
Fuller record
Microforms (Lamont) Film A 1355
More information

Missionary pamphlets: Alexander Duff Pamphlet Collection from the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World.
HOLLIS record
Online guide
Missions -- India -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1439

Presbyterian Church of England Foreign Missions Committee (1847-1950)
Fuller record
Microforms (Lamont) Microfiche W 5921

Scottish missionary archives from the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World. 4 pts. on 39 microfilm reels.
Brief description.
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1438
Online guide Scroll down

Women missionaries. 2 pts. on 14 microfilm reels. Fuller record
Microforms (Lamont) Film A 1282
Online guide Scroll down

Women's missionary archives from the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World. 34 microfilm reels.
Fuller description
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 1437
Online guide Scroll down

The Houghton Library here at Harvard holds the archives of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. An online guide for the paper records in Houghton is available, but researchers are asked to use the microfilm which contains over half of the records (in Government Documents/Microtext, Level B, Lamont Library) where possible. An online guide to the microfilm is available together with an index of missionaries, and collection information (in Collection List under Papers of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. There is a book in the Houghton Library Reading Room which lists the original paper records and is annotated to indicate which of these are available on the microfilm. The main collection of ABCFM papers consists of documents, minutes and letters sent by the missionaries to the Board, arranged geographically by location of mission, then chronologically, then alphabetically by name of the missionary.

There are substantial archival and pamphlet collections relating to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions at the Congregational Library in Boston

Center for Research Libraries, Chicago holds the following collections which can be obtained via Interlibrary Loan:
--The Archives of the Council for World Missions, 1775–1940
--Methodist Missionary Society Archives, 1791–1948
Additional information on mission-related material is available on their website.

Research Guides

Catholic missionary journals relating to Africa: a provisional checklist and union list for North America, by David Henige. Los Angeles, Calif.: Crossroads Press, 1980, 71 p.

CRL Resources on 19th-Century Christian Missionary Work in Africa

Missionary Research Library Collection (Union Theological Seminary) contains collections of missionaries' papers and institutional records.

Missions and World Christianity Guide (Yale)

MUNDUS: Gateway to Missionary Collections in the UK

Sources for African History: Missionary Records in Microform