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New collections in Adam Matthew Explorer

13 February 2024

Adam Matthew Explorer, an online platform for primary source materials in the social sciences and humanities, has recently added five new collections:

  • 1980s Culture and Society
  • Amnesty International Archives: A Global Movement for Human Rights
  • British Newsreels, 1991-1930
  • Broadcasting America : the Rise of Mass Media and Communications
  • Royal Shakespeare Company archives (1889-2013)

More information on the added collections:

1980s Culture and Society

An eclectic and multi-faceted resource compiled from archival collections housed across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Capturing diverse perspectives, grassroots materials produced by left-wing organizations and under-represented groups are presented alongside government records and mainstream media to showcase the key social, cultural, and political concerns of the decade.

Amnesty International Archives: A Global Movement for Human Rights

The records of Amnesty International from the second half of the twentieth century. The collection contains minutes, reports, correspondence, first-hand accounts, publicity materials and circulars relating to human rights violations of all kinds in all parts of the world.

British Newsreels, 1991-1930

Newsreels produced by the Topical Film Company from the collections of the BFI and the Imperial War Museums.

Broadcasting America : the Rise of Mass Media and Communications

The papers of David Sarnoff, President of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) The papers in this resource provide insight into the impact of broadcasting innovations on advertising, consumer culture, global conflicts, and the Space Race. Sarnoff’s personal papers, from Hagley Museum and Library, are supplemented with official and legal company records, trade catalogues and advertisements. Wider industry pamphlets from Special Collections and University Archives, University of Maryland, track the evolving relationship between broadcasters, legislators, and a new mass audience, with debates over censorship, ethics, marketing techniques and the impact of broadcasting on demographics such as children.

Royal Shakespeare Company archives (1889-2013)

The collection documents the performance history of the RSC through prompt books and additional documentation that includes costume designs and photographs. Each archival collection is accompanied by an introduction, research tools (like a chronology) and essays by or interviews with editors or researchers.

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