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  1. Manuscripts, paintings, maps, photographs, drawings, and missionary periodicals documenting the experiences of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people, and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980.
  2. Manuscripts, print, and visual primary sources on global history and trade of commodities, such as sugar, chocolate, coffee, fur, tobacco, opium, oil, wine, and more, from c1550. Collection also includes scholarly essays, which provide background information on materials.
  3. Monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and photographs about Indigenous populations in North America. Topics include the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century into the 20th century,
  4. Resources and contextual information relating to the Komagata Maru incident of 1914. Includes diaries, images, newspaper articles, rare government documents, publications, videos, and audio recordings. Also included is an interactive timeline and passenger list, lesson plans, and bibliographies.
  5. Diaries and personal writings, published studies and questionnaires, photographs, and file reports, manuscript and typescript papers on everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. Thematic studies, including surveys, ephemera, accounts, and observations were collected by investigators and personal accounts were submitted by volunteers of the social research organization, Mass Observation.
  6. Scans of European travel writing manuscripts from 1200-1500 about journeys to Central Asia, China, India, Mongolia, Persia, and Southeast Asia.
  7. Diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, research files, drawings, manuscripts, publications and teaching materials produced by the American zoologist, Edward Sylvester Morse, during his time in Japan. Materials note shop signs, fireworks, hairpins, agricultural tools, music, games, art and architecture, tea ceremonies and other aspects of life in 19th century Japan before it was transformed by Western modernization.
  8. Access to millions of pages of digitized historical content. Includes books, magazines, and primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems digitized by the Gale company.
    Free for residents located in British Columbia and the Yukon, Canada. SFU Authorized Users may access the same Gale Digital Collections from anywhere with a valid SFU ID and password.
  9. Scans of manuscripts and paintings by the Wordworths and their contemporaries from the Wordsworth Trust. Includes: working notebooks; verse manuscripts; correspondences; Lake District guide books; maps; paintings; and other secondary sources.
  10. Original manuscript and rare printed materials on transatlantic slavery, abolition, and social justice. Collection also includes scholarly essays, chronology, and bibliography, which provide further information on materials.
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