UMBC now has trial access to the database Archives Unbound.
Access rare primary source material in a cross-searchable digital format.
Archives Unbound provides access to topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward - from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.
Several collections are highlighted but there is access to all 144 of the collections, browse the index or use the search box for additional titles. Listed in 'Our collections' are:
- "Through the Camera Lens:" The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927
- "We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death:" Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
- 19th Century English-Language Journals from the Far East
- Actes royaux français, 1256-1794 (French Royal Acts, 1256-1794)
- Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963: Records of the U.S. State Department Central Classified Files
The trial runs through March 31, 2013. Feedback on the usefulness of this database is appreciated. Please contact Drew Alfgren at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave us a comment to let us know what you think.