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  1. Newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757- 1817). This collection covers early English news media and helps chart the concept of news, newspapers and the free press. The original Burney Newspaper collection is held at the British Library.
  2. The 1956 Hungarian Memorial Oral History Project includes 400 hours of oral testimonies relating to refugees of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, collected by second and third generation Hungarian Canadians. The interviewees tell their personal stories of their involvement in the Revolution, their reasons for leaving and means of escape, places they lived en route to Canada, and the course of their lives in Canada. They also describe their ongoing relationship to their culture, language and religious practices, and to the community both in Canada and still in Hungary.
  3. Periodicals from 1800-1900 divided into two themes. New Readerships include periodicals covering women, children, sports, leisure, humour and satire. Empire includes periodicals covering the British Empire, travel, anthropology, economics, missionary and colonial society, imperial communications, landscape, geography, exploration, liteature, empire and race.
  4. US Newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the United States. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century and covers the American Civil War, African-American history and culture, Western migration and Antebellum-era life. Inlcudes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women's rights groups, labor groups and the Confederacy.
  5. The American Antiquarian Society's collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1877.
  6. Use for historical research into your academic field. Contains: Scans of American newspapers; general, special interest, childrens and womens magazines; literary, trade, and scholarly journals from 1740 1940. Titles include: General Magazine, Medical Repository, Publications of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vanity Fair, McClures, Puck etc.
  7. Manuscripts, rare printed sources, maps, illustrations and other ephemera on frontier and pioneer life, as well as Native American history and culture.
  8. Texts, photographs, and illustrations on health, politics, age, race/ ethnicity, and social and economic issues in relation to LGBTQ rights and women's rights since 1940.
  9. A collection of 1,500 photographs, dating from the late 1890s to 1962, depicting the contributions of immigrants and Indigenous people to B.C. It features significant events and activities, such as the development of Vancouver's Chinatown; the Chinese Canadian contribution to railroad construction in B.C.; South Asian Canadians and the Komagata Maru incident; the fishing industry and Japanese Canadians; the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II; and the art, lifestyles, and working and living conditions of Indigenous peoples.
  10. Complete texts with all contemporary editorial matter of twenty versions of the Bible from 990-1970. Contains: 12 complete Bibles; 5 New Testament works; 2 Gospel works; William Tyndales translations of the New Testament, Pentateuch, and Jonah.
  11. A collection of images, including early explorers' drawings, sketches, paintings and original photography, that records the arts and architecture of the various First Nations of the Pacific Northwest.
  12. Monographs, speeches, essays, and interviews written by leaders from the black community in America.
  13. Full text of letters and diaries from nearly 500 women (1500-1950), and biographical information where applicable.
  14. Digitized versions of historical community newspapers from around the province of British Columbia from 1865 to 1994. Titles include: The Abbotsford Post, Agassiz Record, Cassiar News, District Ledger (Fernie), Echo (Duncan), Grand Forks Miner, Nelsen Weekly Miner, Queen Charlotte Islander, Similkameen Star and many others.
  15. National and regional newspapers of Britian, as well as those from established country or university towns, the industrial and manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales published from 1741 to 1950.
  16. Scans of letters and diaries, poems, plays, novels, religious writings, and similar materials from 1100-1900. Text of the manuscripts is not searchable.
  17. Facsimile page images and full text periodicals published from the late 17th century through to the early 21st in Great Britain. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
  18. Full text access to major Canadian daily newspapers (such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, The Gazette (Montreal), and Vancouver Sun) as well as small market newspapers and weeklies published in Canada.
  19. Full text access to the correspondence of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, influential figures in Victorian culture and thought, from 1812 - 1881.
  20. The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) collects resources in four major domains: News, Law & Government Information, Science Technology & Engineering, and the History and Economics of Agriculture. Print and digital resources from the CRL collection are available to member institutions through electronic delivery (look for links in the CRL catalog) or through Inter- library loan. SFU Library is a CRL member.
  21. Records dating from 1876 to 1956 that focus on the activities of the Chinese Freemasons of Canada, particularly in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in Victoria in 1876, the Cheekungtong (or Chinese Freemasons) functioned as an unofficial organization to maintain order in the Chinese communities and assist members in need. Written 90% in Chinese and 10% in English, these records reflect their activities supporting Chinese communities in Canada; the lives and concerns of their members in British Columbia; and their ties with China.
  22. 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.
  23. Published in Vancouver, British Columbia daily from 1914 to 1992, the Chinese Times covered both local information and news about China and Asia generally. As the longest-running newspaper in the largest Chinese community in Canada, it was uniquely situated to reflect the adaptation of immigrants to Canada. This collection contains issues dating from 1915-1992.
  24. Publications dating from 1898 to 1910 and relating to Chinese immigration to Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century.
  25. This collection brings together archival material and publications that relate to Japanese Canadians in 20th century Canada prior to WWII. Included are publications created by Japanese Canadians: a 1939 directory for Japanese persons living in British Columbia, a 1932 pamphlet elucidating the causes of the Sino-Japanese War, and a 1940 pamphlet published by the Canadian Japanese Association with the intent to promote a more inclusive attitude towards Japanese Canadians. Other material produced by the non-Japanese Canadian community exemplifies the discrimination against the Japanese Canadian population.
  26. In the years following World War I, the Scottish-born Benedictine priest Roderick Andrew MacDonell (1870-1960) was instrumental in bringing hundreds of families from the Hebrides, England, and Northern Ireland to settle in Ontario and Alberta. This collection consists of textual material (correspondence, diaries, notebooks, and scrapbooks) as well as photographs and maps that date from 1906 to 1986. All material is in English, except for a few items in Scots Gaelic.
  27. Online access to distinguished classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings, and includes music from Medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde. Multiple versions of works are available to enable comparative listening.
  28. A publicly accessible digital archive of research materials related to health and social welfare, with an emphasis on housing, gender, aboriginal issues, HIV and mental health. Most of the material is produced by community organizations, community-based researchers, or government agencies, and includes (but is not limited to): newsletters, annual reports, research reports, community-based project proposals, informational pamphlets, posters, brochures, artwork, training manuals, conference papers, and government publications.
  29. Confidential Print series issued by the Foreign and Colonial Offices from c. 1839 to 1969, for countries of the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Turkey and many of the former Ottoman lands in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sudan.
  30. Confidential Print series issued by the Foreign and Colonial Offices from c.1824 to 1961, for the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America.
  31. Bibliographic references to manuscripts within the SFU Library's Special Collections and Rare Books division, including material by Bill Bissett, Anne Cameron, Betty Lambert, Ezra Pound; Open letter (a scholarly magazine edited by Frank Davey); the papers of the late bpNichol; and archival material from Talonbooks.
  32. British source material, including books, letters, diaries, government papers, ledgers, ephemera (pamphlets, manuscripts, ballads, cartoons), medical journals, conduct books, and periodicals on gender, leisure and consumer culture.
  33. Text and scans of works published from 1500-1700, includes: historically important editions of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, sermons, letters, polemical treatises etc. in their original languages of Latin, English, French, and German from.
  34. Text and scans of works published from 1500-1700, includes: papal documents, synodal decrees, catechisms, confessors manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, preaching guides, saints lives, and devotional literature, in Latin, English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German.
  35. Declassified documents on United States foreign and military policy since 1945.
  36. Photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, and other primary sources that document the history of women in the United States.
  37. At the end of the 20th century, during a period of intense political persecution, thousands of Doukhobors -- a religious group originating in the Ukraine -- emigrated to Canada. James Mavor (1854-1925), a political economist, teacher and writer, was instrumental in facilitating the Doukhobor migration. This collection contains printed materials (some in Russian), including pamphlets and articles on the Doukhobors; photographs of Doukhobor settlements in Canada; and Mavor's own notes and reports.
  38. A collection of manuscripts, photographs, books and book chapters, journals, magazine articles, financial documents and interviews dating from 1898 to 1975 that focuses on the settlement in Canada of Doukhobors fleeing religious persecution in their native Ukraine. Many items in Russian are accompanied by complete English-language translations; other items, including publications from the Doukhobor community and photographs with Russian inscriptions, are not translated.
  39. DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) provides high-quality streaming access to recordings by New World Records, CRI and other important labels. Includes folk, opera, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary and electronic music.
  40. Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other documents on aspects of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, slavery, temperance, witchcraft, and more. Collection is based on the American Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American Bibliography.
  41. Prints, drawings, paintings, maps, bibliographies, photographs, letters, diaries, memoirs, and accounts of early encounters in North America from 1534 to 1850. It includes perspectives of explorers, Indigenous peoples, missionaries, officials, slaves, soldiers, and traders.
  42. Scans of over 132,000 English publications from 1473 1700. Other languages covered include Algonquin and Welsh. Topics covered: English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.
  43. Complete archive of the The Economist from 1843 with a 4 year embargo on current content.
  44. Books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides, and other works published in the 18th century. The collection focuses on works from the United Kingdom and the Americas.
  45. Serial publications printed in the 18th century across the British Empire including the colonies of India, Canada and the Caribbean. Includes subjects such as literature, moral and satirical issues, politics, theatre and arts, religion, trade, newspapers and current events, and a full run of The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1832)
  46. Over 77,000 letters between over 10,000 people in Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to mid 19th century, with scholarly annotations.
  47. Manuscripts, print, and visual primary sources on colonial history, politics, culture and society around the world from 1492-1969. Collection also includes scholarly essays, which provide background information on materials.
  48. Documentaries, recordings, interviews, photographs, and field notes on human culture and behaviour around the world.
  49. Transcripts of interviews with scholars, researchers, and university professors, as well as artists, filmmakers, and creators. Figure/Ground is an open-source, para-academic, inter-disciplinary collaboration.
  50. Complete archive of the The Financial Times from 1888 to 2010. Individual articles, advertisements, and market listings are shown individually and in the context of the page and issue.
  51. The FBIS monitored, recorded, transcribed and translated intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. These translations, or transcriptions make up the Daily Reports. The FBIS was created during World War II and is now under the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States.
  52. British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1949 and 1980. Materials include formerly restricted British government documents, letters, newspapers, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events, and more.
  53. Correspondence, diaries, government papers, business records, land transactions, legal documents, speeches, books, and pamphlets documenting European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, between 1650 and 1920.
  54. Historical newspapers primarly from the United Kingdom and the United States. Covers 17th to 19th century newspapers as well as the 20th century. Includes some significant titles such as: the Daily Mail, the Economist, Financial Times, Illustrated London News, the Independent, Liberty Magazine, the Listener, Picture Post, Punch, the Sunday Times, The Times (of London), and the Times Literary Supplement.
  55. A collection of documents and images focusing on German settlement in Canada, particularly in the province of Alberta. The selection of print resources found here is about 50% in German and 50% in English.
  56. Full-text of the Globe and Mail newspaper from 1844 to three years ago. Covers major news and events in Canada and around the world. Includes images, advertisements, cartoons, classified ads, birth and death notices, and full content of the Report on Business section.
  57. Photographs from Harrison Brown, a freelance journalist who wrote for several newspapers between the World Wars and worked as a broadcaster for the BBC before moving to Hornby Island, British Columbia in 1937. He took over 600 photographs during an extensive trip through Scandinavia, the USSR, Japan, Korea, and China in 1936-37. This collection features some of the photographs Brown took in China.
  58. Historical full page and article images from the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post from the mid to late 19th century with embargoes for the last 3 to 18 years depending on the newspaper.
  59. Online print material and images delineating the handover of Hong Kong's sovereignty in 1997. Includes books, academic papers, original art works, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, ephemeral materials documenting the handover ceremony, photographs, and government documents. About 60% is in English and 40% is in Chinese.
  60. Papers issued by the British House of Commons, in all formats. Primarily contains papers from between 1801-2004, but some date back to late 1600's. Constitutes a richly detailed primary source for 19th, 20th and 21st century Britain, its colonies and the wider world. Topics include Canadian confederation, the abolition of slavery, electoral reform, affairs of the British in North America, and more.
  61. Regarded as the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, the Illustrated London News is a pictorial chronicle of Britain and world events. It covered news of war, disasters, ceremonies, politics, sports, travel, transportation, science and medicine and even fashion. Every page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable.
  62. A selection of interviews conducted with early Indian immigrants to Canada, almost all of them British Columbians, in 53 audio files. The interviews cover reasons for and regulation of their immigration to Canada; work and living experiences once in Canada; labour, legal and political issues that affected the immigrants; relations with other racial and ethnic groups; family life and adjustment to Canadian society; and ongoing links to their country of origin. Almost all interviews are in Punjabi, with a few in English and Hindi.
  63. A collection of books, newspapers and government documents focusing on the history and culture of Italian Canadians. Items are written in English, French and Italian.
  64. Interviews collected in the 1970s and 1980s documenting the experiences of Italian women who immigrated to Canada throughout the first three quarters of the twentieth century. Approximately 100 hours of interviews, with 60% in English and 40% in Italian. See the Italian Canadian Photographs Collection for a selection of archival images from the period.
  65. A collection of archival images dating from 1950 to 1975 celebrating the contributions of Italian women immigrants to Canadian history and culture. Some items with text are in English, others are in Italian.
  66. Interviews with Japanese Canadians on topics ranging from early immigration; their participation in pre-World War II industries including fishing, farming, and the lumber industries; and their internment during World War II. The majority of audio files are in English, but some are in Japanese.
  67. Printed documents, including posters, handbills, broadsides, book and journal prospectuses, topographical prints, and more, relating to entertainment, the booktrade, prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising. These materials document everyday life in Britain in the 18th to 20th centuries.
  68. 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.
  69. Digital archive of records from the Stationers Company in London, which provide insight into the history of printing, publishing, copyright, and bookselling from 1554 to the 20th century.
  70. Digital facsimiles from books, serials, pamphlets, containing materials on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport. Covering the 15th to the 20th century.
  71. 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.
  72. Scans of European travel writing manuscripts from 1200-1500 about journeys to Central Asia, China, India, Mongolia, Persia, and Southeast Asia.
  73. 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.
  74. Descriptions of archival materials preserved in archives and repositories across BC, with links to digitized materials where available; includes in-person access information.
  75. Letters, travel journals, diaries and oral histories, scrapbooks, government papers, hand-drawn maps, watercolours, objects, emigration pamphlets, shipping papers ,and rare printed materials on migration from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe, and Asia to the New World and Australasia between 1880 and 1924.
  76. Newspapers, interviews, photographs, print and material culture documenting first-hand accounts of first generation immigrants and their early experiences in Canada.
  77. Print materials (books, pamphlets, etc.) and video relating to multiculturalism and ethnicity generally, as well as to specific ethnic groups within Canada, including: African, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Doukhobor, Dutch, French, Finnish, Japanese, Jewish, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mennonite, Pakistani, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Ukrainian.
  78. Streaming audio recordings of the world's musical and aural traditions. Recordings come from a variety of places including Smithsonian Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded for the International Library of African Music (ILAM), as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE).
  79. Films produced by the National Film Board of Canada (streaming online). Includes documentaries, animation and alternative dramas. Note: To access to CAMPUS features (e.g. learning bundles, study guides, searching by school subject), SFU users may contact to request the activation key.

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  80. Monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other documents from the 19th century. Topics cover political, social, and cultural history, and science and technology around the world.
  81. Bibliographic references, with external links to full text where available, for European and American periodicals, books, newspapers, and government publications published in the 19th century.
  82. Personal narratives of immigrants who came to North America between 1800 and 1950.
  83. 100,000+ pages of full text and images dating from 17th century to present day. Life stories of American Indians and Canadian First Peoples in their own words and through the words of others.
  84. Full text or scans of the correspondence and diaries of around 1325 women from the colonial era to 1950. Represents all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, many geographical regions. Also includes over 1,500 biographies.
  85. English language oral histories from around the world. It includes Ellis Island oral history narratives, rare Black Panther Party interviews, and more.
  86. Canadian local histories about places, ethnic groups, cultural phenomena, and organizations. Topics include Acadian migration to the Maritimes, Métis heroes, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Irish settlement at Grosse Isle, and more.
  87. Reference entries, book chapters, Qur'anic materials, Concordance of the Qur'an, primary sources, maps, images, and timelines on Islamic Studies.
  88. Full-text of the works and correspondences by important figures in the humanities, social sciences, political science, theology, and literature. In the original language and English translations.
  89. Full text of the writings of the Christian Church Fathers and other ecclesiastical writers from 2nd-13th centuries CE. Includes: all prefatory material; original texts; critical apparatus and indexes, with Migne's column numbers.
  90. The official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China and China's most authoritative newspaper. Coverage is from May 1946 to present.
  91. Scans of manuscripts (format: pdf) written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the 16th-17th centuries CE.
  92. Full-text of hundreds of historically significant academic journals mainly in the humanities and social sciences from the early 1800s onwards. Note that current articles or journals are not included in this collection.
  93. Colour images of manuscripts and rare printed materials, as well as photographs, ephemera and memorabilia covering popular culture in Britain, America, and Canada from 1950 to 1975.
  94. Full-text of the New York Times newspaper from its inception in 1851 to four years ago. Contains full-page images of each issue.
  95. Full texts of lyric poetry by Scottish women (1789 - 1832), with contemporary critical reviews and scholarly essays.
  96. Original editorial cartoon drawings published in Canada between 1952 and the present. Cartoonists included are: Bob Bierman, Graham Harrop, Bob Krieger, John Larter, Brent Lynch, Dan Murphy, Len Norris, Roy Peterson, Adrian Raeside, Ingrid Rice, Jim Rimmer, and Edd Uluschak.
  97. 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.
  98. Historical manuscripts from Early Modern Britain and Europe, between 1509 to 1782. Materials are linked to text-searchable calendars.
  99. Also known as the "The London Times" or "The Times of London" this is a digital reproduction of The Times newspaper with a 6-year embargo on current content. It also includes its predecessor The Universal Daily Register (1785-1788). The world's oldest continuously published newspaper, the Times contains extensive national (UK) and international news coverage, UK parliamentary reports, commentary, and editorial opinions. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements, and illustrations/photos.
  100. Provides: full text access to most literary texts written in Greek from Homer (8th century B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453; author information; and bibliographic information about existing text editions for each work.
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  101. Print material published in Canada between 1900 and 1950, focusing on Ukrainian immigration to Canada, particularly during the first wave (1891-1914) and second wave (1919-1939). Includes publications of various Ukrainian-language publishing houses and printing presses, including the Socialist press of the inter-war period.
  102. Treaties and international agreements published by the Secretariat since 1946. The UNTS includes the texts of treaties in their authentic language(s), along with translations into English and French, as appropriate. Note: Please ensure that any popup blocking software installed in your browser has been disabled prior to accessing the UNTS.
  103. Posters, images, periodicals, ephemera, and a genealogy documenting the punk rock movement in Vancouver, British Columbia. Includes material relating to the movement's support and promotion of various social political causes, such as the environment, women's rights, and opposition to racism.
  104. Search across four collections on popular entertainment in the 19th and early 20th centuries: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema.
  105. A collection of oral history interviews that discuss the migration of the Vietnamese "Boat People" to Canada in 1979 and 1980 and their adaption to Canadian society. It includes hundreds of hours of oral history interviews covering the topics of migration from Vietnam to Canada and life in both countries, as well as adaptation to Canadian society and maintaining links to Vietnamese traditions and religious practices. Approximately 30% of the content is in English and 70% is in Vietnamese.
  106. Books, scholarly essays, commentaries, bibliographies, and primary sources, such as images, documents, and pamphlets on womens activism in American public life.
  107. Interpretative essays and documents including charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, press cuttings, magazines, posters, correspondence, minutes, records, diaries, memoranda, statistics, circulars, regulations and invitations on women's involvement in 20th-Century social, political, military and gender history. Focus is on women's roles in World War I Britain.
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