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Overview

Explore the worlds of literature, science, and the humanities with the Chadwyck-Healey microform library. ProQuest Information and Learning's acquisition of Chadwyck-Healey brings students and researchers a wealth of quality information in these important subject areas.

Consisting of more than 170 separate collections, the Chadwyck-Healey microform library offers something for everyone, from casual browsers to professional researchers. The comprehensive material in these collections encompasses a variety of resources and subjects ranging from bibliographies, catalogues, reference works, and government publications to literature, literary criticism, literary history, media, the performing arts, visual arts and architecture, British and American history, economics and statistics, and the natural sciences.

 

Bringing History to Life

Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950, brings together over 30,000 biographical references and thousands of portraits of black Americans, both famous and lesser known, reflecting the richness of black experience over two centuries.

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, charts the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities for over a century. Originally created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring property, the more than 660,000 Sanborn maps list street blocks and building numbers, indicate street size and width, outline property boundaries and other features, and indicate building use and construction materials. Also available on CD-ROM, these maps are a valuable tool for genealogists.

A People at War is a collection of letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers of more than 350 people on both sides of the Civil War. Part of the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress, this collection helps students and researchers understand the real life experiences and feelings of the people who lived during this important event in American history.

 

Learning About Literature

You'll get an in-depth look at Charles Dickens' work and life with Chadwyck-Healey's Charles Dickens Research Collection. With over 700 items and works reproduced on microfilm, this collection is the most comprehensive body of material by and about Charles Dickens ever compiled in a single edition.

Also available are collections on Spanish women writers, black literature, archives of British and American publishers, and many more.

 

Studying Science

The British Museum (Natural History) Collections of Natural History Specimens and Drawings from the Endeavor Voyage of Captain Cook, 1768-1771, allows students and researchers to examine and analyze this vast archive collected by Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, with drawings done by Sydney Parkinson. The collection contains about 1,000 botanical specimens, over 300 zoological drawings, and over 1,500 botanical drawings and related engravings from Australia, Brazil, Java, Madeira, New Zealand, Society Islands, and Tierra del Fuego.

 

And More...

Other collections found in the Chadwyck-Healey microform library include American History and Culture, Art Periodicals on Microform, British and Irish Biographies, California Academy of Sciences Vascular Plant Type Collection, Leaders of the Russian Revolution, National Security Archive Collections, Papers of John Paul Jones, Portraits of Americans, Schlesigner Library Vertical File for Women's Studies, and many others.

If you would like more information on the Chadwyck-Healey microform library, please call your account representative.

 

 

 

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