New Primary Source Digital Archives

The Bodleian last year substantially expanded its collections of e-resources with the purchase of several new archives. At the SSL, we wanted to particularly highlight the purchase of several that are relevant to students and researchers in our subjects. Each resource below has a link through to the relevant Gale archive, with institutional access provided by your Oxford single sign on.

Archives of Sexuality and GenderA collage of 20th century newspaper cuttings related to members of the LGBTQ+ community.

We now have access to Archives of Sexuality and Gender, part I: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940.

This resource spans the sixteenth to twentieth centuries and is the largest digital collection of historical primary source publications relating to the history and study of sex, sexuality, and gender research and gender studies research.


Chatham House Online ArchiveA photograph of the lintel of Chatham House; the building's name is inlaid in black on the white facade.

We now have access to the Chatham House Online Archive: Module 1: Publications and Archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1920-1979. Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference.


New Newspaper Archives

The following historical newspaper archivesA collage of covers from Punch magazine, featuing the character Punch drawn in a cartoon style. have been purchased:

The Independent Historical Archive 1986-2016

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1888-2013

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957

Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992


Updates to Existing Newspaper Archives:

A collage of covers from the Times Literary Supplement, with bylines for several famous literary critics and writers.We’ve also ‘topped up’ our collections of digital archives with these additions:

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 2005-2016

Economist Historical Archive, 2016-2020

Telegraph Historical Archive, 2001-2016

TLS Historical Archive, 2015-2019

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