Adam Matthew publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world. Hekman Library has access to the following Adam Matthew collections: American Indian Histories and Cultures, American Indian Newspapers, and the American West. Use this landing page to search across all three collections.
African American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1827-1998), provides online, full-text access to more than 350 newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. The collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Titles in Series 1 come from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress, while titles in Series 2 come from the American Antiquarian Society, Center for Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library.
Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from American Indians' earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.
From historic pressings to contemporary periodicals, explore nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the U.S. and Canada. With newspapers representing a huge variety in publisher, audience and era, discover how events were reported by and for Indigenous communities.
American Memory is the online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. It is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.
American Religion: Denominational Newspapers provides access to historical newspapers covering religious news and the role religion played in American life and society between 1799 and 1900. It provides invaluable denominational insight, as well as news and opinions on critical social issues such as slavery, women’s suffrage, the Temperance movement, civil rights, Native American relocation, and local government corruption.
From early topographical sketches and pioneers' accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his 'Wild West' stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more.
A digital publishing initiative that provides images, texts, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture, from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently DocSouth includes seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans is a full-text collection of virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800. It is a definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.
Early American Imprints, Series 1. Evans - TCP hosts the full text of American documents printed from 1639-1800. This is done by manually keying the full text of each work and adding markup to indicate the structure of the text (chapter divisions, tables, lists, etc.). The result is an accurate transcription of each work, which can be fully searched, or used as the basis of a new project. This interface contains text only - no images.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819, is a definitive resource for teaching and researching the Early National Period in American History. This full-text digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America during the first two decades of the 19th century. Subjects covered range from history, literature and culture to politics, government and society.
Articles on aspects of U.S. foreign relations, including important events, people, and ideas, as well as articles on U.S. relations with specific countries and regions. Includes bibliographies. 3 volumes.
Covers colonial North America from the Norse settlements (c.1000) through aspects of nineteenth-century New Mexico and Alaska, including non-English colonies. 247 topical essays in three volumes, with good cross-referencing and bibliographies.
H-Net Reviews is the largest online professional reviewing archive, with thousands of scholarly reviews for books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, offered under Creative Commons licensing, commissioned by professional review editors, written, edited, copyedited, and published in an original online system, cataloged by the Library of Congress, and available on web, email, and in PDF.
HarpWeek provides online access to Harper’s Weekly, the 19th
century "Journal of Civilization." Harper's Weekly is primary source material including the editorials, news stories,
illustrations, cartoons, and advertisements that formed American public opinion of the era.
The standard source for statistical data on U. S. History, with data sets on topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America. Includes essays placing the data in historical context.
A convenient way to see the full-text of more recent issues of important historical journals. These are made available through Hekman Library's institutional subscriptions, so most of them are not accessible to non-Calvin users.
JSTOR is a database consisting of full-text articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals from nearly every discipline taught at Calvin. Coverage for each journal begins with the first volume, with coverage ending for most titles three and five years ago. A growing number of journals now have coverage up to the present!
This database allows users to search the New York Times issues dating 1851 - recent (3-month embargo). Results include the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in PDF format.