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British Library Online Gallery. Eccles Centre Web Exhibitions. Food Stories. Maps of the Americas. Help for Researchers. Americas. Social Science Bibliographies. Australasia. British Library Catalogue (Explore) UK Web Archive.

Business & IP Centre. Sound Archive Catalogue. British Library - Sounds. The British Newspaper Archive. British C19th Newspapers (JISC) Electronic Databases. Endangered Archives Programme. British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 from Microform Academic Publishers. Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice portal. International Organizations (Online Resources)

EThOS (British Doctoral Thesis Database) British Library Catalogue (Advanced Search) Manuscripts (Primo Catalogue) Indian Office Materials. The main focus of the catalogues is on the countries of South Asia, although there are also considerable holdings relevant to other parts of Asia and the Middle East.

Indian Office Materials

You can: • search the Prints & drawings or Photographs collections separately. • search for visual material in any medium by selecting All images. • read about the scope and history of the two collections. For details of how to use the system, see our search tips. The catalogues for the India Office Private Papers that were searchable on this site are now available on the Search our Catalogues: Archive and Manuscripts service. These catalogues are currently being updated. As a result, the ALL IMAGES search will not contain any new or updated cataloguing until further notice.

Please note that these catalogues contain no images at present. Catalogue of Photographically Illustrated Books. Catalogue of Photographs. British Library Blogs. Sound Recordings Blog. Cheryl Tipp, Natural Sounds Curator writes: Over the past 5 weeks, listeners of BBC Radio 4 have been treated to a series dedicated entirely to sound and its many roles in human culture over the past 100,000 years.

Sound Recordings Blog

Noise: a Human History, written and presented by Professor David Hendy and made in collaboration with the British Library's Sound Archive, has explored a multitude of subjects, from the power of great orators to the significance of resonant spaces. Episode 25, Capturing Sound, looks at new technologies that emerged during the latter half of the 19th Century, making it possible to record and thereby transform sound from something previously transient and elusive. The British Library has an extensive collection of both early recordings and the equipment used to record and playback these sounds. Many of the earliest machines in the collection were the inventions of Thomas Edison, the first person to design a device that could both record and playback the captured sounds. Americas Collections Blog. As a historian I get very excited about old letters, diaries, account books and inventories – but once in a while there are other ‘records’ that trump almost everything else.

Americas Collections Blog

I had one of those moments this week when I returned to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Over the past six years I have been many times to Washington’s estate in Virginia (just south of Washington DC) – first to research my book Founding Gardeners and then to give talks about the book. By now I go there to see the changes in the gardens (of which there are many, such as the fabulous restoration of the Upper Garden) and to meet my friend Dean Norton who is the Director of Horticulture there. Sport and Society Blog. Simone Bacchini writes: It sometimes feels like the case for sport as a vehicle for social change is a bit overstated.

Sport and Society Blog

Yet, the announcement that London has bid to host the 2018 Gay Games ( might be, well, a game changer. The Gay Games was started in San Francisco, in 1982. Originally, it was called “Gay Olympics” but a lawsuit filed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meant that the name had to be changed. To date, there have been eight editions, mostly held in North America. Sporting events for minority groups, some of them facing varying degrees of discrimination have a double function. Sport is one of the favourite arenas in which socially approved norms of gender behaviour are displayed, learned, and reinforced. The Picture Library of the British Library.