Adam Matthew Digital










Adam Matthew Digital publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world.

These award winning collections span the social sciences and humanities and cover a multitude of topics ranging from Medieval manuscripts and Victorian moving images to ephemera from the 1960s and confidential government documents.

Through collaboration with leading libraries and academics, Adam Matthew produces powerful research and dynamic teaching collections for universities, colleges and libraries to enhance any learning environment.

LYRASIS Member libraries can secure significant discounts off of list price to titles in the entire Adam Matthew suite of collections Adam Matthew suite of collections.

Collection titles are included below, including all sections within titles:
  • American Consumer Culture, 1935 1965
  • American History, 1493 1945: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures: Sources from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library
  • The American West: Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago
  • Apartheid South Africa, 1948 1980: Official British Documents from The National Archives, UK
  • China, America and The Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange
  • China: Culture and Society: Sources from the Wason Pamphlet Collection at Cornell University
  • China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980; Sources from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library, London
  • Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966
  • Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969
  • Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969
  • Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
  • Canada, The Caribbean and the USA
  • Defining Gender, 1450-1910
    • Section I: Conduct and Politeness
    • Section II: Domesticity and the Family
    • Section III: Consumption and Leisure
    • Section IV: Education and Sensibility
    • Section V: The Body
  • Eighteenth Century Journals Portal
    • A Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals, c1685-1815
    • Section I: 1693-1793, from the Bodleian Library, Oxford
    • Section II: 1699-1812, from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
    • Section III: 1680-1816, from British Library Newspapers, Colindale and Cambridge University Library
    • Section IV: 1708-1820, from Chetham's Library, Manchester and the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
    • Section V: The Lady’s Magazine and Other Titles, 1712-1835, from Birmingham Central Library, British Library, Cambridge University Library and Liverpool John Moores University Library
  • Empire Online
    • Section I: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969
    • Section II: Literature and Empire
    • Section III: The Visible Empire
    • Section IV: Religion and Empire
    • Section V: Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, c1607-2007
  • Everyday Life and Women In America, c1800-1920: From the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture, Duke University and New York Public Library
  • First World War: Personal Experiences
  • First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980
    • 1919-1929, Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International
    • 1930-1937, The Long March, Civil War in China and the Manchurian Crisis
    • 1938-1948, Open Door, Japanese War and the Seeds of Communist Victory (Published 2014)
    • 1949-1956, The Communist Revolution
    • 1957-1966, The Great Leap Forward
    • 1967-1980, The Cultural Revolution
  • Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980
    • Section I: Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964
    • Section II: South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971
    • Section III: Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan 1972-1980
  • Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange
  • The Grand Tour: From the Beinecke Library, The Paul Mellon Centre, The Chaney Library, the British Library and other sources India, Raj and Empire: Manuscript Collections from the National Library of Scotland
  • Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954: Manuscript sources from the American Jewish Historical Society, New York
  • Literary Manuscripts: 17th and 18th Century Poetry from The Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
  • Literary Manuscripts: Victorian Manuscripts from the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of the New York Public Library
  • London Low Life: Street Culture, Social Reform & the Victorian Underworld. Sources from the Lilly Library, Indiana University
  • Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963
  • Mass Observation Online: British Social History, 1937-1972, from the University of Sussex
  • Mass Observation Update I
  • Mass Observation Update II
  • Mass Observation Update III
  • Medieval Family Life: The Paston, Celys, Stonor, Plumpton and Armburgh Papers
  • Medieval Travel Writing: Journeys to the Holy Land, India and China
  • Meiji Japan: The Edward Sylvester Morse Collection, from the Phillips Library at The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
  • The Nixon Years, 1969-1974: Complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives, Kew
  • Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest; Sources from the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 II
  • Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History: Women’s Travel Diaries and Correspondence from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
  • Victorian Popular Culture: A Portal
    • Section I: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic
    • Section II: Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks
    • Section III: Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment
    • Section IV: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema
  • Virginia Company Archives: The Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790, from Magdalene College, Cambridge
  • Women in The National Archives: Original documents on the Suffrage Question in Britain, the Empire and Colonial Territories combined with a Finding Aid to Women's Studies Resources in The National Archives, Kew.


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