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Introduction

British Online Archives offers a unique opportunity for JISC member institutions to make significant savings on twenty of its most popular primary source collections. This will allow students and researchers to benefit from expanded access to primary resources, helping them gain a greater understanding of their chosen subjects. 

Our collections cover a diverse range of subjects and time periods ranging from colonialism and the world wars to political activism and military intelligence. Collections made available on the framework have been selected based on their relevance to subjects and course modules currently being taught and researched in British universities. All are multi-disciplinary. 

The main ethos of the purchasing scheme is simple: the more you buy, the more you could save.

Dates Covered

1559-2009

Contributors

  • Archive Trust of the Communist Party of Great Britain
  • Bethlem Museum of the Mind; Findmypast Ltd
  • British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • British Library
  • Illustrated London News
  • Imperial War Museum, Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History
  • India Office Library
  • Labour History Archive and Study Centre
  • The National Archives
  • The National Archives (UK); The British Library

Collections

Colour poster by William Little issued in 1941 showing two groups of armed marching soldiers, one from each of the countries allied to fight Germany, Japan, and Italy, facing a giant V for victory composed of the flags of each of the countries allied in the fight.

Licensed to access British Government Information and Propaganda, 1939-2009

Contributor: British Library Contents: 7 Volumes, 1566 Documents (27,856 Pages)
Scanned from source at the British Library, this collection contains a carefully curated selection of materials produced by the British...
A black and white image of Clement Attlee addressing a crowd shortly after leading Labour to victory.

Licensed to access British Labour Party Papers, 1906-1969

Contributor: Labour History Archive and Study Centre Contents: 7 Volumes, 57 Documents (6,671 Pages)
The Labour Party was founded in 1900 to represent the interests of trade unions and working-class voters. In political terms,...

Licensed to access Building a New Germany: Denazification and Political Re-education, 1944–1948

Contributor: The National Archives Contents: 1 Volumes, 46 Documents (3,701 Pages)
As the Second World War entered its final year, and the Allied victory looked secure, a growing number of British...

Licensed to access Censorship: Policy and Practice During the Second World War

Contributor: The National Archives Contents: 1 Volumes, 96 Documents (17,397 Pages)
Censorship: Practice and Policy during the Second World War explores British postal and telegraph censorship throughout a pivotal era of...
A close up of a gold nugget, laid on top of an old map of Africa.

Licensed to access Colonial Africa in Official Statistics, 1821-1953

Contributor: British Foreign & Commonwealth Office Contents: 13 Volumes, 777 Documents (144,428 Pages)
The so-called “Scramble for Africa” that occurred during the late nineteenth century involved European powers carving up the continent. The...
A black and white image of a gavel resting on a table, with a plush chair and scales of justice in the background.

Licensed to access Colonial Law in Africa, 1920-1945

Contributor: British Foreign & Commonwealth Office Contents: 11 Volumes, 357 Documents (199,176 Pages)
The legal system that a country has developed can provide fascinating insights into its social, cultural, and political history. This...
A black and white image of a gavel resting on a table, with a row of books and scales of justice in the background.

Licensed to access Colonial Law in Africa, 1946-1966

Contributor: British Foreign & Commonwealth Office Contents: 12 Volumes, 321 Documents (197,084 Pages)
The legal system that a country has developed can provide fascinating insights into its social, cultural, and political history. This...
Worker and Kolkhoz Woman monument, Moscow, modern-day Russia

Licensed to access Communisms and the Cold War, 1944-1986

Contributor: Archive Trust of the Communist Party of Great Britain Contents: 10 Volumes, 178 Documents (14,393 Pages)
This collection contains reports and other records compiled by the Communist Party of Great Britain's (CPGB) International Department between 1944 and...
Representatives from the Soviet Union, UK and US at the 1945 Potsdam Conference in Potsdam, Germany.

Licensed to access Establishing the Post-War International Order, 1944-1961

Contributor: The National Archives Contents: 14 Volumes, 1275 Documents (231,364 Pages)
This collection, curated in association with The National Archives (UK), provides an unparalleled insight into the political, economic, and military foundations...
The Motherland Calls, the compositional centre of the monument-ensemble

Licensed to access Gender, Feminism, and the British Left, 1944-1991

Contributor: Archive Trust of the Communist Party of Great Britain Contents: 9 Volumes, 38 Documents (6,247 Pages)
This collection contains records compiled by the Communist Party of Great Britain's (CPGB) Women's Department during the period 1944–1991. These...

Licensed to access The Graphic, 1869-1932

Contributor: Illustrated London News Contents: 60 Volumes, 2684 Documents (90,218 Pages)
The Graphic, founded by artist and social reformer William Luson Thomas, appeared on 4 December 1869. Initially, it was a...

Licensed to access Life on the Front Line: Diaries, News, and Letters from the First World War, 1914–1919

Contributor: Imperial War Museum, Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History Contents: 6 Volumes, 62 Documents (14,886 Pages)
Life on the Front Line is composed predominantly of diaries and letters written by British military personnel who served during the...
An image of an aircraft spotter searching the sky with binoculars during the Battle of Britain, World War 2. St. Paul's Cathedral is in the background.

Licensed to access Military Intelligence Files: Land, Sea & Air, 1938-1974

Contributor: The National Archives Contents: 12 Volumes, 106 Documents (73,343 Pages)
Part of British Online Archives's wide-ranging World Wars series, the resources contained within this collection shed light on the activities...
A black and white image of French, British and Italian ministers at the Paris Peace Conference.

Licensed to access Paris Peace Conference and Beyond, 1919-1939

Contributor: The National Archives (UK); The British Library Contents: 9 Volumes, 113 Documents (52,343 Pages)
The Paris Peace Conference was a meeting of Allied diplomats that took place in the aftermath of the First World...

Licensed to access Prosecuting the Holocaust: British Investigations into Nazi Crimes, 1944-1949

Contributor: The National Archives Contents: 8 Volumes, 144 Documents (180,875 Pages)
During the Second World War, the Nazi state was responsible for the systematic enslavement and extermination of millions of Jews....
The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the north, with sheep grazing and people walking in the foreground. Coloured wood engraving by W. H. Prior.

Licensed to access Records from Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1559-1932

Contributor: Bethlem Museum of the Mind; Findmypast Ltd Contents: 7 Volumes, 329 Documents (131,209 Pages)
Bethlem Royal Hospital is a psychiatric facility in London. It was established as a priory of the Order of St...

Licensed to access Secrecy, Sabotage, and Aiding the Resistance: How Anglo-American Cooperation Shaped World War II

Contributor: The National Archives Contents: 11 Volumes, 222 Documents (59,215 Pages)
In the summer of 1940, Britain and its empire appeared to stand alone against the onslaught of Nazi Germany. The...
Illustrations of British High Society from The Sketch, 1965

Licensed to access The Sketch, 1893-1958

Contributor: Illustrated London News Contents: 64 Volumes, 2670 Documents (146,106 Pages)
First published in 1893, The Sketch belonged to a series of periodicals under the ownership of The Illustrated London News (ILN)....
A front cover of The Sphere.

Licensed to access The Sphere, 1900-1964

Contributor: Illustrated London News Contents: 65 Volumes, 3340 Documents (138,640 Pages)
Established in 1900 and in circulation until 1964, The Sphere remained under the ownership of The Illustrated London News (ILN) for...
An image of the painting The Relief of Lucknow, by Thomas Jones Barker. The siege of Lucknow was the prolonged defence of the British Residency within the city of Lucknow from rebel sepoys during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Licensed to access World News in Indian Newspapers, 1782-1908

Contributor: India Office Library Contents: 3 Volumes, 106 Documents (111,913 Pages)
World News in Indian Newspapers brings together numerous editions of three Anglophone newspapers that were published in India during the...

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