British Online Archives are providing 30-day free access (starting from 23 March) of its entire collection to existing customers in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The company provides access to over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. There are 88 collections with thematically organised records covering early modern and modern world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine. These are great source materials for 18th to later 20th century British and global history. Contributing archives include India Office, British Library, The National Archives, British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, LSE.
Examples of themes:
Paris Peace Conference, Prosecuting the Holocaust, Colonial Law in Africa, British Labour Party Papers 1906-1994, Liverpool and Bristol shipping records, slave trade records, missionary archives, British colonial government reports, and much more.
Please remember that this access will cease on 20 April 2020. However, the Bodleian Libraries has purchased a few of these collections already so you can continue to access them after 20 April.
- Slave trading records from William Davenport & Co., 1745-1797
- The West Indies: slavery, plantations and trade, 1759-1832
- Slave trade records from Liverpool, 1754-1792
- Canada, between the US and Empire, 1883-1904: in the papers of the Governor-General
- Medical essays read to the Royal Society in Scotland, 1751-1970
- British Labour Party papers, 1968-1994