Database Trial: Adam Matthew Primary Source Collections

Pepperdine University Libraries trialed a number of primary source collections from Adam Matthew Digital. Trial access was available through November 20th, 2015 to these collections:

African American Communities

This collection presents aspects of the African American community through personal diaries and scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.


American History 1493-1945 (Modules I & II)

This collection of documents brings to life American History from the times of the earliest settlers until the end of World War II. It is divided into two modules.
Module I: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Module II: Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.


Empire Online

This collection has been developed to encourage undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. Sources include exploration journals, letters, government papers, memoirs, and maps.


Everyday Life and Women in America

The collection offers insights into the conduct of life and domestic management literature from 1800-1920, offering primary source materials on the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures. Primary sources in this collection include monographs, pamphlets, and periodicals.


Global Commodities

This collection focuses on fifteen commodities and the ways they transformed the world. The commodities covered are: Chocolate, Coffee, Cotton, Fur, Oil, Opium, Porcelain, Silver & Gold, Spices, Sugar, Tea, Timber, Tobacco, Wheat, Wine & Spirits.


Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

This collection documents popular culture in Britain and America from 1950 to 1975 and covers issues such as the Civil Rights Movement, youth culture, the Space Race, and the Vietnam War.


Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

This collection offers visual primary source material, such as advertisements and popular texts, on the topic of medicine in America from 1800-1900. The primary sources in this collection are materials that were designed for the general public, including writings on preventative medicine and medical educational texts.


Database Trial: Adam Matthew Primary Source Collections
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