I am pleased to announce that Bodleian Libraries have been able to make a new eresource purchase which may be of interest to American historians.
The Bodleian Libraries have committed substantial external funding to a one-off set of purchases of electronic research resources deemed to be important to researchers in the University. This follows a project to identify desiderata across all subjects and to list suggestions from readers. The list includes items which cannot easily be covered by recurrent budgets.
Jewish Life in America via Adam Matthews Digital, c. 1654-1954
Based on a rich variety of original manuscript collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York, this indispensable resource offers captivating insights into the everyday lives of the American Jewish population over three centuries. Charting the Jewish Diaspora from the earliest settlements through to the mass European influx of the early twentieth century, Jewish Life in America will appeal to researchers of all aspects of this diverse and extensive cultural heritage.
The collection is based on a rich variety of original manuscript documents ranging from a peddler’s certificate signed by Benjamin Franklin, to records of organisations such as the Baron de Hirsch fund, which supported Jewish entrepreneurship all across America from 1819 to the 1980s.
Also of Interest:
- North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories – covers 1784-present, but focuses most heavily on 1920-1980.
- North American Women’s Letters and Diaries– covers colonial times – 1950.
- Migration to New Worlds– covers emigration to the United States, Canada and Australasia from 1800-1924.
Further US History resources can be found on our online guide. For further assistance with finding and using online resources, please feel free to contact the Vere Harmsworth Librarian, Bethan Davies.