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British & Commonwealth History - Collections
Imperial & Commonwealth History


Online Resources

Databases & Websites

British Voices from South Asia (Louisiana State University Libraries)
Commonwealth Secretariat
Commonwealth Foundation
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (Digital South Asia Library, University of Chicago).
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Full-text searchable sessional papers from 1801-2004.

Imperialism. Links to primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
Imperial War Museum: Collections Online. Access to over 6,000 highlights from the IWM collection, including photographs, works of art, audio extracts, aircraft and vehicles, documents and library material as well as detailed catalogue information on over 160,000 items.
Internet Indian History Sourcebook. Links to primary documents on the history of India. The site is a subset of texts derived from the three major Internet History Sourcebooks created by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.
Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth. A site focused on the history of the regiments of all territories and successor states that were part of the British Empire or Commonwealth. Includes bibliographies and links to other relevant sites.
Historical Statistics from the Digital South Asia Library

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Periodicals & Newspapers

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Official Index to The Times (1906-1980) Stanford Only
The Imperial Gazetteer of India (Digital South Asia Library, University of Chicago)
The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs Stanford Only
Times (London) Digital Archive(1785-1985) Stanford Only

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Indexes, Catalogs, and Bibliographies

India Office Records at the British Library. Documentary archives of the administration in London of the pre-1947 government of India, comprising the archives of the East India Company (1600-1858), the Board of Control or Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India (1784-1858), the India Office (1858-1947), the Burma Office (1937-1948), and a number of related British agencies overseas.
Official Publications of India (University of Chicago). A searchable file containing all pre-Independence official publications, including those deposited by the British Library at the University of Chicago.

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Maps

Caribmap: A Cartographic Map of the West Indies
Historical Maps of India
Maps from the Imperial Gazetteer of India (volumes 1-24) (Digital South Asia Library, University of Chicago).

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Print Resources

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire, P.J. Marshall.
Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Location: Green Library, Stacks, (DA16 .M29 1996) and Bender Room: Non-circulating
Historical Dictionary of the British Empire, James S. Olson and Robert Shadle, editors.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (DA16 .H56 1996 v.1-2)
The Oxford History of the British Empire, Wm. Roger Louis, editor-in-chief
Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998-
Location: Green Library, Stacks (DA16 .O95 1998 v.1-5) and Bender Room (v.1-2)

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Journals

Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
Volume/date range: Vol. 1, no. 1 (fall 1993)-; Library has: v.1(1993)-
Location: Green Library. Latest year or volume is in Current Periodicals; earlier volumes are in the Stacks (PR9080 .A3 v.1-9)

The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
London: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Volume/date range: v. 1- Oct. 1972-
Location: Latest year or volume in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (DA16 .J6 v.1-present)
Related e-resource: Online table of contents from PCI available to Stanford-affiliated users.

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Documents & Bibliographies

Bibliography of Imperial, Colonial, and Commonwealth History Since 1600
Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Location: Green Library, HASRC (Z2020 .C7 B53 2002)
Private Papers of British Colonial Governors, 1782-1900, Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts.
London: H.M.S.O., 1986.
Location: Green Library, Social Sciences Resource Center (Z2016 .R1 V.5 1)

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Maps & Atlases

Atlas of British Overseas Expansion, edited by A.N. Porter.
New York: Simon & Schuster, c1991.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (G1805 .A8 1991)

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Catalogs

Catalogue of the Colonial Office Library, London.
Boston, G. K. Hall, 1964.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (Z921 .L388 F v.1-15)
Catalogue of Printed Books in the Library of the Foreign Office.
London, H.M. Stationery Off., 1926.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (Z921 .L405 1926)
Catalogue of the Foreign Office Library, 1926-1968.
Boston, G. K. Hall, 1972.
Location: Green Library, stacks ( Z921 .L405 v.1-8)

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Microform Resources

Documents

India in the Age of Empire: The Journals of Michael Pakenham Edgeworth (1812-1881) from the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England: Adam Matthew Publications, 1997.
Library has: reel 1-11 + guide
Location: Green Library, Media-Microtext Collection, (GUIDE DS475.2 .E34 A3 1997; MFILM N.S. 16695)
British Intelligence on Russia in Central Asia, c. 1865-1949: India Office Political and Secret Files and Confidential Print, edited by Penelope Tuson.
Leiden: IDC Publishers, 2005.
Library has Fiche 1-394 and guide.
Location: Green Library, Media-Microtext Collection, (GUIDE DA47.65 .B75 2005; MFICHE 2979)

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