June 26, 2013 – Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) from Gale has added four archives to its collection of 19th-century research, a worldwide, multiyear digitization program which offers rare 19th-century primary sources such as newspapers, maps, and photographs from more than 80 institutions around the world. With the addition of the new archives, NCCO now has eight archives, and the entire program has more than 170 collections.
The new archives cover topics in Europe and Africa; photography; women; and science, technology, and medicine. Their inclusion was decided on by an advisory board of subject matter experts.
The Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest archive contains sources such as monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper articles that discuss the European conquest of Africa with regard to economics, world politics, and international strategy.
The Photography: The World Through the Lens archive explores the invention of photography, featuring the practice as a technical process, as an art form, as documentary evidence, and as an information type. Sources include landscapes, police photography, war photographs, and photographs of the poor.
The Women: Transnational Networks archive documents women’s movements around the world, with a focus on European and North American women, using serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visuals.
The Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 archive displays the changing 19th-century attitudes toward natural history, physics, mathematics, medicine, and public health in journals and monographs.