China: From Empire to Republic

China: From Empire to Republic enables you to delve into Chinese history with primary source articles, photos, and more from 1817 to 1949. Covering topics like the Opium Wars, Boxing Rebellion, and Christian missions, this database is ideal for studying Chinese history and culture.

Titles of interest include:

  • The China Year Book, published from 1912 to 1939, provided information to Westerners about each year’s events and goings-on in China.
  • Bulletin of the Catholic University of Peking, with nine volumes published between 1926 and 1934, contains documents on the development of the institution and the study of Chinese culture.
  • Study the mission movement and its influences on Western relations with and perceptions of China in The Chinese Recorder, produced by Protestant missionaries for 72 years (1867-1941).

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An inside look at the Associated Press organization!

Reaching more than 1,700 newspapers and over 5,000 television and radio stations, the Associated Press has become the mainstay in American journalism. For 170 years, Americans have relied on their skilled staff of reporters and photographers to cover some of the most important events in the United States and around the world.

Now, it’s possible to get a behind-the-scenes look on how these stories were crafted thanks to the “Associated Press Collections Online” database available at the UTC Library. This collection features correspondence, internal memos and publications, and images that document the history of the news agency. The database allows users to explore collections by document type and news bureau, including the Birmingham and Atlanta bureaus. These collections offer a treasure trove of information on the Civil Rights Movement, late 20th century Israel, and the evolution of journalism through the lens of the AP Stylebook.

The “Associated Press Collections Online” database is a powerful tool for researchers in History, English, Communication, as well as those curious about the way our news is created and shared.

Sunday Times of London Historical Archive

Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the LIBERTY OF THE PRESS is the PALLADIUM of all the Civil, Political and RELIGIOUS RIGHTS of an ENGLISHMAN.

With these words, The Sunday Times launched on 20th October 1822, promising to instill “an invigorating spirit” in its readership, and uphold the freedom of the press against those “emperors, kings, and their ministers” who would stifle it. Since that first issue, the newspaper has consistently provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week’s news and society at large. Murder, theater, sport and politics-all collide in its pages in an abundance of colorful detail.

The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the “quality press” market category. The award-winning Insight team has earned them the reputation as a strong investigative newspaper. It was the first British paper to offer multiple sections and remains one of the largest weighing in with around 475 pages.

Explore this exciting resource with insights into British and World history from 1822 – 2006.

Highlights Include:

London goes mad after World Cup victory.

Author:By Sunday Times Reporters.
Detail:(London, England), Sunday, July 31, 1966; pg. [1]; Issue 7471. (777 words)
Gale Document Number:FP1802667692
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Civil War in America.

Detail:(London, England), Sunday, November 01, 1863; pg. 7; Issue 2116. (1570 words)
Gale Document Number:FP1801186075
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Allies Advance on Whole Beach-Head.

Detail:(London, England), Sunday, June 11, 1944; pg. 1; Issue 6322. (258 words)
Gale Document Number:FP1801489825
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Learn about LGBTQ history and culture from Gale primary source collections!

The LGBTQ History and Culture archive lets you probe into the Gay Rights Movement and HIV/AIDS crisis with primary source documents, including news clippings, government memoranda, private correspondences, activist group materials, photographs, and more from the United States and around the world.

Coverage scope: 1940 to 2014, with most from 1950 to 1990.

1.5 million pages of primary sources, published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented

Sources include:

U.S. Declassified Documents Online

Explore over 750,000 pages of government documents covering major policy issues from the period before the Second World War into the twenty-first century from government departments including Defense, State, Treasury, CIA, and the White House.

Explore this redacted and redacted the many redacted-redated-redacted and redacted.

The interface includes useful tools such as Search Term Clustering, Search Term Frequency, and a citation tool.

Highlights include:

Report from the Department of the Army on a civil disturbance plan in which the President may direct the use of federal military forces in response to a request from a State Governor that state and municipal resources are incapable of controlling a civil disturbance.
[United States: Department Of Defense, 1968]. 144 pp.
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Intelligence report entitled: “North Korea – Potential for Nuclear Weapons Development.” Issues include: North Korean nuclear weapons capability; background of North Korean nuclear program; details of supporting activities; attempted North Korean acquisition of foreign material and equipment; nuclear research institutes and project offices; information relating to the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center.
[United States: Central Intelligence Agency, 1986]. 29 pp.
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Intelligence publication entitled: “International Terrorism in 1977” identifies significant trends in terrorist activities, governmental support to terrorists, and efforts to curb terrorism.
[United States: Central Intelligence Agency, 1978]. 17 pp.
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Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) information on advanced neural implants and controls, which would afford the U.S. the ability to engineer reliable, high-capacity direct interfaces to the brain and then integrate these into a host of new technologies.
[United States: Department Of Defense]. 55 pp.
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Psychological warfare and the Soviet Union regarding internal politics of the U.S.S.R.
[United States: White House, 1953]. 2 pp.
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