An archive of approximately 30,000 sixteenth and seventeenth-century manuscripts, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). These two men dominated the administration of government during the reign of Elizabeth I and the first eight years under her successor.
Primary source documents from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, including coverage of the earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in enslaved persons, and English conflicts with the Spanish and French.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.
Indigenous Peoples: North America sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century. Including diverse manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages all enable students' examination of important primary source materials.
A collection of more than 86,000 objects of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage and rock art sites. The collection includes spatial data, such as 3D models and plans, facade views, images, and video; and contextual data, such as site plans and maps, excavation reports, archaeological and ethnographic field notes, and person journals and travelers' accounts.