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2018/03/15

victorian archives (via Victoria list)

The descriptions come from the sites themselves:

· The National Archives Victorian pages
Archive contains educational information, as well as many photographs from the period

· National Archive: Power, Politics, and Protest
An online exhibition on how and why political rights changed in 19th century Britain

· The Victorian Web
A resource for primary and secondary sources covering Victorian Studies, including cultural, social, literary, and historical research. Users can search the site or browse topically for essays written primarily by scholars in the field.

· Victorian Plays Project
A digital archive of selected plays from T.H. Lacy's Acting Edition of Victorian Plays (1848-1873)

· Dickens Project
A scholarly consortium devoted to promoting the study and enjoyment of the life, times, and work of Charles Dickens.

· Old Bailey Online
A fully searchable collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772. Allows access to over 197,000 trials and biographical details of approximately 2,500 men and women executed at Tyburn.

· The Swinburne Project
The Swinburne Project is a digital collection and scholarly project devoted to the life and work of Victorian poet Algernon Charles Swinburne and to digital encounters with Swinburne's works and related documents and information resources.

· Wellcome Library has digitised and made available online the Medical Officer of Health reports for London from 1848: London's Pulse http://wellcomelibrary.org/moh/. This is an extraordinarily rich resource for life in Victorian London.

· Victorian Women Writer’s Project The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) began in 1995 at Indiana University and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare.

· Digital Mitford: The Mary Russell Mitford Archive,
This project, led by Dr. Elisa Beshero-Bondar at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, aims to make available a scholarly, openly accessible, and chronologically organized archive of Mitford’s complete works. This includes her poems, plays, prose sketches and collections, as well as her extensive correspondence, which we are editing from manuscript.

· The Birmingham Museums have an outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite art here:

· The Carlyle Letters
Here you will find a perspective on the 19th century like no other, through the words of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Browse over 10,000 of their collected letters by date, by recipient, by subject, and by volume. We invite you to explore a correspondence that features some of the most influential artistic, philosophic, and literary personalities of the day.

· Songs of the Victorians
Welcome to Songs of the Victorians, an archive of parlor and art song settings of Victorian poems, and also a scholarly tool to facilitate interdisciplinary music and poetry scholarship.

· Punch and the Victorian Periodical Press/Punch Contributor Ledgers
Two related, connected pages about the magazine Punch, it’s contributors, and the Victorian Periodical Press

· The Digital Young Idea
The Young Idea: A Naval Journal Edited on Board the H.M.S. Chesapeake in 1857, 1858 & 1859 is a weekly paper edited by A.D. McArthur (a clerk aboard the Chesapeake), circulated in manuscript to shipboard subscribers, and published by facsimile in London in 1867. The Digital Young Idea is a scholarly edition of the entire run (58 issues) of this Victorian shipboard periodical.

· Reading Like a Victorian
Victorian Serial Novels allows readers to get easy access to parts of Victorian novels in the order in which they were published in the nineteenth century. You can navigate to a particular month and year to read installments of novels that came out simultaneously.

· Victorian Queer Archive

· Professor Joanna Swafford (English and Digital Humanities) and her students at SUNY New Paltz are working with Professor Sarah Kersh (English) and her students at Dickinson College to create the Victorian Queer Archive, a digital archive that contains Victorian texts on LGBTQ themes. Each semester, students each add a carefully proofread transcription of a literary work, information about its publication history, and, whenever possible, a scan of its first-edition printing. The archive currently has 74 texts and will expand to close to 100 by the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.

· Harold B. Lee Library Victorian Collection
The Victorian Collection features a wide assortment of British sociopolitical periodicals published from 1834 to 1900. This material covers such topics as religious revivals and Temperance movements, politics, agriculture, population studies, illustration, family values, and biography. Each publication in this collection is held by L. Tom Perry Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

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