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Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Link to database


Network username and password off campus.


Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century.

Salford subscribes to two collections on this platform :

  • British Theatre, Music, Literature: High And Popular Culture features primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions, and curated by experts in British arts history.
  • British Politics And Society includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the "long" nineteenth century, from Home Office records and papers of British statesmen to working class autobiographies and ordnance surveys. These enable researchers to explore such topics as British domestic and foreign policy, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism, public protest, radical movements, the cartographic record, political reform, education, family relationships, religion, leisure, and many others.