NYU Libraries has arranged trial access to four collections from the Databases for the History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements (中国当代政治运动史数据库系列) now through June 16th, 2017.
A collection of four primary-source databases covering Chinese political movements since 1949. Included in this collection:
- The Chinese Cultural Revolution Database (1966-1976) 中国文化大革命文库 (1966-1976)
- The Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Database (1957-) 中国反右运动数据库 (1957–)
- The Chinese Great Leap Forward–Great Famine Databases (1958-1964) 中国大跃进——大饥荒数据库 (1958-1964)
- Database of the Chinese Political Campaigns of the 1950s, from Land Reform to the State-Private Partnership (1949-1956) 中国五十年代初中期的政治运动资料库：从土地改革到公私合营 （1949-1956)
NYU Libraries has arranged trial access to two collections from British Online Archives now through June 12th, 2017.
African Blue Books, 1821-1953 – These statistics cover the history of thirteen colonies across Africa. The date range of statistics for each colony depends on who ran it at the time. Most colonial statistics cover that colony’s funds, its population and the names of its officers. Details of which countries each colony was trading with and what they bought or sold were recorded in these books. Public services which were run by the British colonies are also covered by these records. The statistics for Africa told the Colonial Office how the British Empire was performing as a business. Some topics in these books only appear in a few issues: population numbers for slaves would be recorded until the abolition of slavery. However, military spending would only be included at times of war. The imperial statistics in this collection are listed by year for ease of reference.
Colonial Law in Africa, 1920-1945 – Originally known as the ‘Government Gazettes’, each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal records also include property for sale, probate records and bankruptcy notices. This is the second part of the three part series ‘Colonial Law in Africa’. These records cover the transfer of Southern Rhodesia from the British South Africa Company to colonial rule. A series of legal notices also reveal the impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Tanzania. The Second World War then led to a series of new laws in these colonies. These gazettes were published alongside the African Blue Books of Statistics during the 19th and 20th centuries.
We’re coming up on NYU’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, so we thought it fitting to arrange a little something special for you. The amazing team at NYU-TV rose to the challenge and put together this supercut of Commencement guests from the last 15 years. NYU has been honored to host Sonya Sotomayor (2012), Sherrilyn Ifill (2015), Alec Baldwin (2010), Hillary and Bill Clinton (2009 and 2011, respectively), and so many other amazing guests. Enjoy!
Special thanks to Nora Lambert and her team for putting this wonderful video together!
NYU Libraries hosts events of all kinds across our many locations. This coming week, May 15th thought May 19th, we will be hosting the following event:
Richard Wormser – American Reds
Richard Wormser will screen and discuss his documentary American Reds on Tuesday, May 16th at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the discussion. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Date: May 16, 2017
Location: Room 10-03, The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Floor 10 of Bobst Library
We also have a wide array of amazing classes and workshops. Make sure to check them out!