Cambridge University has acquired new collections of digitized archives from British Archives Online (BOA), details of these collections can be found at near the end of this post.
As part of their response to COVID-19, British Online Archives (BOA) has provided additional free access to their entire database of digital primary resources for 30 days from 1st February to supplement our new acquisitions.
Their website hosts over 4 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, and are of use to undergraduate students and experienced academics alike.
- American Studies, 1621-1952
- British Broadcasting Corporation, 1927-2002
- The Industrial Revolution in Britain and the World, 1635-1970
- British Communism at Home and Abroad, 1944-1986
- Global Governance in the 20th Century
- Governing Africa: British Records from African Countries under Colonial Rule, 1808-1995
- Politics and Protest: From Major Party Politics to Popular Protest and Parliamentary History, 1102-1994
- India under Colonial Rule, 1752-1933
- Representing Britain: International Relations and Diplomacy, 1796-1962
- British Records from West Indian Countries under Colonial Rule, 1678-1950
- Spreading the Word: Missionary Work Around the World, 1808-1967
- The Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1675-1907
- World Wars, 1863-1974
The following digital archives have been made available through special funding provided by the University to support teaching and learning impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the unavailability of library resources on campus.
The 8 digital archives can be found on this page or separately via the links with collection level descriptions below.
Antigua, slavery and emancipation in the records of a sugar plantation 1689-1907
Apartheid through the eyes of South African Political Parties 1948-1994
Caribbean colonial statistics from the British Empire, 1824-1950
Colonial Africa in official statistics 1821-1953
India, Uprising and Reform 1879-1910 in the records of the Governor-General
Indian Communists and Trade Unionists: the Meerut Conspiracy 1929-1933
Slavery, Advocacy and Opposition 1675-1865
World News in Indian newspapers 1782-1908
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