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British Victorian Period Research: Primary Sources Online

This is a guide to doing research on topics about 19th-century Britain and Ireland, meant to be be useful to students in English and in history.

Primary Sources

We have many primary sources online in this research guide in the Periodical and Newspapers as Primary Sources and Government Documents sections of this research guide.  Don't neglect to use these too! 

History of Mass Tourism 1850-1980

This resource presents a multi-national journey through well-known, little-known and far-flung destinations unlocked for the average traveller between 1850 and the 1980s. Guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs and personal travel journals provide unique insight into the expansion, accessibility and affordability of tourism for the masses and the evolution of some of the most successful travel agencies in the world.

World's Fairs: a Global History of Expositions

Explore the phenomenon of world's fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos. Through official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts, this resource brings together multiple archives for rich research opportunities in this diverse topic.

British Isles Online Primary Resources

This is a guide to the major electronic resources M.S.U. Libraries has bought or is subscribing to about/from the British Isles.

 

 

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