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Microform Academic Publishers offers scholars and academics the primary sources to advance their research within the humanities and social sciences. This online archive enables users to access our unique resources from any location with internet access. The archive has a wide range of items to interest those researching territories colonised by Britain including: America, India, Africa, the West Indies, New Zealand, Australia and Melanesia. Documents include records made by the East India Company and the records of missionaries from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The collection contains a range of sources that relate to both politics and history, these range from the Parliamentary Labour Party papers and the Anti-fascist newsletters of the International Transport Workers' Federation to the records of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and on to The British Union of Fascists’ newspapers and secret files. Our documents include British Broadcasting Corporation records and trade directories alongside further content to be found by selecting the ‘List Collections’ option on the above menu. Samples of most collections are freely available and you can feel confidence in using these services which are provided by a company with over fifty years of archival preservation and publishing experience. To buy a licence to access any of the digitised collections on BOA, including both institutional and individual user accounts, visit our online shop. The digitised collections which comprise this website are drawn both from recently scanned or microfilmed manuscripts and archives and from our extensive catalogue of microform publications.
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Part 4 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. This collection comprises a careful selection of documents from the extensive Slebech Estate archives now held in the... (more...)
These two newsletters published fortnightly by the ITF (i.e. Internationale Transportarbeiter Foederation) between 1933 and 1945. Based on analyses of other newspapers of the day, the editorial policy was to give... (more...)
The Parliamentary Labour Party is the organisation of Labour members of Parliament (MPs) founded in 1906. Included in this collection are all the minutes of the Party Meetings, the Liaison Committee... (more...)
The "Audience Research Reports of the BBC", covering the period 1937-c.1950, present the early research of the British Broadcasting Corporation's pioneering Listener Research Department (LRD) into wireless listening in Britain nationwide... (more...)
Although Methodism has come to be associated most closely with the Protestant Christian denomination founded by John Wesley (1703-1791), the term was already current in the seventeenth century, encompassing a number... (more...)
Part 8 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. Includes most of the material held in the SAMS archives for the period up to 1919. When originally... (more...)
This correspondence is of interest to historians chiefly for the light it casts upon Anglo-American relations and the foreign policy of Franklin D Roosevelt. Arthur Murray was a Scottish Liberal MP... (more...)
Part 7 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. This collection offers a range of documents which reveal details of the lives the missionaries of the USPG... (more...)
Part 1 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. These primary sources preserved at the Liverpool Record Office constitute one of the best collections in British archives... (more...)
Manchester Cathedral is one of only a handful of Anglican cathedrals that hold their own archives on site. Dating from 1361 to the present day, its archives cover the parish functions... (more...)
This collection, covering 1927-2001/2, includes all the handbooks, annual reports and accounts published by the British Broadcasting Corporation during the 20th century.
In addition to financial data relating to the BBC's... (more...)
The papers of two leading actors in the East India Company in mid-18th century Bengal from the National Library of Wales. Chiefly in English, but with an array of original correspondence... (more...)
Part 6 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. The Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, better known as the Darien Company, was created... (more...)
Founded in 1737, this is the oldest student society of its kind in the United Kingdom, whose members were duty-bound to deliver a dissertation for examination by their peers.
This collection... (more...)
The last known First World War combat veteran died in May 2011 and the last known First World War service veteran died in February 2012 (the year of writing). However, the... (more...)
Part 9 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. The city's importance began to grow following Parliament's decision in 1698 to end London-based Royal African Company's official... (more...)
Part 11 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. Founded in 1701 to act as the spearhead of the Anglican Church overseas, the SPG was initially active... (more...)
On Thursday the 23rd of May 1940, after a lengthy period of surveillance by the security services, Sir Oswald Mosley, the leader of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) which he... (more...)
As outlined in the short history entitled The beginning of Africanisation : the dawn of the missionary motive in Gold Coast education by F.L. Bartels, the SPG's mission was originally... (more...)
Part 10 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. This resource comprises selected documents from a number of different microfilm collections, including: early Gold Coast records from... (more...)
This resource combines papers relating of two families prominent in the history of Bolton. Both families, the Cromptons and the Heywoods, were involved in Lancashire?s rapidly expanding textile industry. Samuel Crompton's... (more...)
Part 2 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. The importance of the material in this collection from historical research lies not merely in their religious content,... (more...)
This collection of C series records (C/AUS), along with selected volumes from the series of copies of letters sent and received (CLR & CLS), consists of files relating to the establishment... (more...)
Part 3 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. William Davenport was a Liverpool merchant and British slave trader. From the late 1740s till the early 1790s,... (more...)
This collection comprises the C series records relating to the early history of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia (C/NZ), along with selected volumes from the series of... (more...)
Colin Legum was a South African-born journalist and anti-apartheid activist. This archive collectively brings together a veritable goldmine of material relating to the modern development of South Africa, with particular reference... (more...)