New in the collection: Chatham House Online Archive & The Times of India Digital Archive

 The Library recently purchased two databases with unique archival material.

The Times of India

The full-text archive of India’s oldest English language newspaper runs from the start of the newspaper in 1838 up to ten years ago. Annually a year’s content is added to the archive,  meaning in 2020 content from 2010 will become available. On its pages key events in the history of the Indian subcontinent such as the Sepoy Mutiny, which led to British rule; the formation of the Indian National Congress; the rise of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement and the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan are reported and commented on. Next to that it provides coverage of economy, sports, the Indian film industry, and stories of everyday life, thereby making it also relevant for disciplines other than History.

You can find The Times of India Digital Archive in the A-Z Database list, or check it out directlyThe Library also offers access to the current edition and the recent archive of The Times of India via Nexis Uni.

Chatham House Online Archive

This online archive opens up the history of a world-leading policy institute for international affairs, from its start in 1920 up to 2008. It provides first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of this period in the form of briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers, and monographs, all available in full-text. Next to that thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts are made available, offering insight into the experiences and opinions of key figures in international affairs, including Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Henry Kissinger, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

You can find Chatham House Online Archive in the de A-Z Database list or directly. Please note you need Flash to be able to view the documents.

More information

Questions? Please, contact Pieter van Leeuwen (Faculty liaison Arts and Culture, History, Media and Communication)