Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Adam Matthew Digital

Updated 10 August, 2009

NEWS:  (16/12/08)  Adam Matthew now has additional discounts for smaller CAUL institutions - please contact publisher to see if this applies.  The discount bandings are calculated on the institutions’ FTE, endowed funds, previous spend and research strengths in the arts and humanities.

NEWS (31/7/07):  After the massive success of Eighteenth Century Journals II, Adam Matthew have responded to customer demand and created a portal to combine current and future Eighteenth Century Journal collections from Adam Matthew Digital.

One month trials are available from

Technical and Sales Contact/s
For technical issues please contact Jon Mansfield
For sales issues please contact Ben Cartwright (14/7/08)
If you enable access to your collections via an EZ Proxy server, you will need to add the following address to the server database:
For details regarding our standard online licence, renewal charges, free MARC records, Google Analytics, use of material in course packs and IP blocking, please see below.

Notes on standard online licence, renewal charges, free MARC records, Google Analytics, use of material in course packs and IP blocking
All of our projects are now covered by our Standard Online Licence. The licence(14/12/05) for Empire Online and Defining Gender is no longer required - both are covered under the standard licence. (updated 22/7/09)
We work on a one time purchase price model with no annual maintenance or cost-per-user fees.
We are currently exploring third party perpetual access arrangements with LOCKSS and the British Library. We are also happy to supply customers on request with an archival back up on DVDs with all the PDF images and XML code.
The licence is for a five year period with an option for further five year renewal periods at 5% of the original purchase price paid by the customer. (14/7/08)
All of our digital projects will be provided with MARC records, which are supplied free of charge.  We also offer free access to detailed user statistics via Google Analytics. (14/7/08)
We are happy for our material to be used in course packs (many of our customers work within the Blackboard environment) provided that these are created by the customer for their own use and not sold on to third parties.  (14/7/08)
IP blocking: As noted above, we have no cost-per-user charges and downloading is permitted within the terms of fair and scholarly usage.  We would only block an account after consulting the customer concerned – and only if this was causing a problem to other customers. (14/7/08)

User Licence Agreement (26/9/08)
Please send two paper copies of the completed and signed licence agreement(s) to:
Adam Matthew Digital Administrator | Pelham House | Pelhams Court | London Road | Marlborough | Wiltshire, SN8 2AA | U.K.
A counter-signed copy will be returned to you as soon as possible and access to your purchased resource will be completed within two working-days of receipt of the signed agreement.

2009 Collections
All of these are available for purchase with a 30% consortial discount price as indicated.

Mass Observation 2009 update
Special CAUL discount price:  £10,500  (14/7/08)
For all those who purchased Mass Observation Online, this update offers a further c250,000 pages of material for a fraction of the price of the original project.  None of the new material has been microfilmed or digitized before.  We include six new topic collections which scholars have urged us cover : TC17 - Films (this looks at audience responses to British and American films; looks at particular films such as ‘The Lion has Wings’, ‘the Great Dictator’ and ‘Confessions of a Nazi Spy’; and at the efficacy of Government short films); TC20 - Reading Habits (this looks at where people read, what they read and why they read); TC28 – Dreams (an interesting collection of material that taps into the surrealist influences of Mass Observation); TC47 – Religion (a thorough investigation of popular attitudes to religion in Britain between 1935 and 1950); TC49 - Victory Celebrations (a record of the way in which both VE Day and VJ Day were celebrated); TC 72 - Capital Punishment (investigations of popular attitudes towards the death penalty, including the public reaction to an execution).  We also cover all of the Diaries and Directives for 1941 and 1942, providing hundreds of detailed personal responses to events such as the signing of the Atlantic Charter, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the fall of Singapore, and the Second Battle of El Alamein.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1976
Updated 26/9/08:
Beginning in Spring 2009, this will be published in three instalments covering 1949-1956, 1957-1966 and 1967-1976.
The Special CAUL discount price (16/9/08) will be available on each collection until the end of the year of publication:
Files for 1949 – 56: £14,700 until 31st December 2009
Files for 1957 – 66: £14,700 until 31st December 2010
Files for 1967 – 76: £14,700 until 31st December 2011
We can increase the discount to 40% for a combined purchase of all three sections, if confirmed before December 31st 2009.  This reduces the total from £63,000 to £37,800.
This is our second major Archives Direct project, covering all of the British Foreign Office Files relating to China and Formosa/Taiwan from the Communist Revolution to the death of Mao Zedong.  These files are especially valuable as Britain recognised the new Communist regime at an early date and maintained close contact with the new Government due to its vested interests in the region.   There are many reports from British and Commonwealth officials, as well as opinions of those in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.  This is a truly enormous resource, which will help to shed light on the social, cultural, political and economic history of China in this period.

Medieval Family Life
Special CAUL discount price:  now £6,300 as the list price has now changed.  (22/7/09)
For the period from 1400 to 1490 there are only five major collections of family correspondence surviving in British records – these are the papers of the Paston, Celys, Stonor, Plumpton and Armburgh families.  All five are brought together in this new digital edition, which links facsimiles of the original manuscript images to fully searchable transcriptions of the documents.  Source libraries include the British Library, Chetham’s Library, Manchester, The National Archives and the West Yorkshire Records Service. This will be an essential source for anyone exploring or teaching topics such as Medieval Family Life, the Wars of the Roses, the lives of the Paston Family or medieval women.

The Grand Tour
Special CAUL discount price:  now £11,900 as the list price has now changed.  (22/7/09)
We can hold open the additional 5% discount for any pre-publication orders received from CAUL members before 30th April 2009. (25/3/09)
This promises to be a breath-taking resource for all those studying art history, cultural studies, history and literature.  It brings together a wide range of manuscript diaries, letters, sketches, paintings, guidebooks and photographs to record the cultural phenomenon that was the Grand Tour, c1550-1850.  Major core resources are drawn from the Beinecke Library, the British Library, the Private Library of Edward Chaney, the Paul Mellon Center for British Art (covering the Brinsley Ford Archive) and the Yale Center for British Art.  However, we also include material from a host of smaller libraries such as Alnwick Castle, Durham University Library, London Metropolitan Archives and the Surrey History Centre.

Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
Canada, the Caribbean and the USA
Special CAUL discount price: £14,000 (08/07/09)
The Confidential Print series issued by the Foreign and Colonial Office since c1820 is one of the fundamental building blocks for research that should be possessed by any academic library and one of the most important series produced by the British Government. We commence with coverage of key classes concerning Canada, the Caribbean and the USA.  The bulk of this material covers the late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century.

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History
Women's Travel Diaries and Correspondence from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Special CAUL discount price: £8,050 (updated 10/8/09)
The project has wide ranging interdisciplinary appeal, offering first hand accounts of major historical events as reported by eye witnesses, detailing key interests and themes in women’s lives, providing snapshots of cities, cultures and customs, and charting the rise of modern tourism and the travel industry in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Victorian Popular Culture
Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks
Special CAUL discount price:  £6,650 (08/07/09)
The second instalment in the Victorian Popular Culture portal contains material from the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield and Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas. Materials include nineteenth- and twentieth-century rare books and periodicals from the UK, Europe and US; posters; programmes; photographs; postcards and other rare ephemera on the history of travelling shows.

2008 Collections.
All of these are available for purchase with a 30% consortial discount price as indicated.

America, Asia and the Pacific - Now Available
List Price: £14,000
Special CAUL discount price: £9,800   (14/7/08)
An important source for all those interested in Japan and in Pacific Studies, this project makes available the papers of Edward Sylvester Morse (1838-1925) from the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.  Morse was one of the first Americans to live and teach in Japan and his collection is a prime source for those interested in the anthropology, archaeology, art and culture of Japan.  There is much on subjects such as archery, games, household construction, pottery, shop signs, swords and the tea ceremony.

American West
Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago
See reviews from Choice, May 2009 and Library Journal, June 2009 (19/6/09)
Special CAUL discount price:  £16,800  (14/7/08)
The Graff Collection at the Newberry Library is widely regarded as one of the finest collections of Western Americana in existence.  Working together with leading scholars we have brought together a vast body of manuscripts, maps (this is an especially strong resource, which scholars are keen to access), ephemera and rare printed materials, ranging from wanted posters and claim certificates to the original manuscript journals of people such as James Audubon and accounts of outlaws and vigilantes.  There is much on themes such as pioneer life, agriculture and the environment, borderlands, mining communities, Native Americans, and the ‘imagined West.’  This will be a source welcomed by those interested in history, literature and cultural studies and those drawing parallels between America and Australasia.

Eighteenth Century Journals III
Special CAUL discount price:  £10,500  (14/7/08)
Ever since the publication of Sections I and II scholars and librarians have encouraged us to make available further 18th century journals, with a particular emphasis on those published outside of London.  To commence this process we have selected a group of 25 titles from Canada, the Caribbean and India from British Library Newspapers at Colindale.  None of these titles appear in the Burney Collection (Early English Newspapers) or in ECCO or EEBO. These journals demonstrate how news spread throughout the Empire and show how different stories gain greater prominence in different territories.  They are an invaluable source for local news, but they also show how culture, taste and political concerns are circulated. To this has been added a further 42 journals from Cambridge University Library, which is dominated by a large number of extremely rare titles published in Belfast, Clare, Cork, Derry, Drogheda, Dublin, Limerick, Munster, Sligo and Westmeath.  Many are from the 1790s and reflect the revolutionary fervour in Ireland.  All three sections are available in a portal environment which allows cross searching of all titles.

India, Raj and Empire
Manuscript Collections from the National Library of Scotland
Special CAUL discount price:  £6,650  (14/7/08)
There is a growing interest in the history of South Asia.  India has played a crucial role in global trading networks for centuries and was central to the story of Empire. More recently it has emerged as a vibrant democracy and a major economic power.  The National Library of Scotland has wonderful collections documenting this history from the foundation of the East India Company in 1600 to the granting of independence for India and Pakistan in 1947.  The sources are extremely varied ranging from the papers of key East India Company representatives and colonial officials to records of daily life in Agra, Bombay, Lahore, and Madras. There are original Indian manuscripts containing histories and literary works, as well as accounts of wars, discussions of Indian Nationalism and papers of tea and coffee planters.

Literary Manuscripts – Berg
Victorian Manuscripts from the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of The New York Public Library
Special CAUL discount price:  £10,500  (14/7/08)
The Berg Collection is recognised as one of the finest literary research collections in the world, and the Victorian holdings are the undisputed jewel in its crown.  A broad range of authors from across the nineteenth century make this an essential research tool for all scholars and students researching Victorian literature.  Most of these unique manuscripts are unavailable in any medium elsewhere. Authors represented in this collection include: The Brontës; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning; Wilkie Collins; Charles Dickens; George Eliot; Thomas Hardy; Rudyard Kipling; Alfred Tennyson; William Makepeace Thackeray and Anthony Trollope.

The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives, Kew
Special CAUL discount price:  £6,650  (14/7/08)
This is the first publication under our new Archives Direct brand.  This offers simple, straightforward digital access to large quantities of original source material that would have been previously published in microfilm.  ‘The Nixon Years’ offers complete coverage of all of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office files on the Nixon Administration.  These include high level analysis of US Government policy, ministerial and cabinet briefings on key topics, records of meetings between British, Commonwealth and US officials at a variety of levels, records on economic activity, accounts of social upheaval and much more.  The files on America’s rapprochement with China and on the Watergate scandal are particularly fascinating.

Perdita Manuscripts I: Women Writers, 1500-1700
One time purchase List Price: £9,500
Special CAUL discount price: £6,650  (14/7/08)
This resource is produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. Their goal was to identify and describe all manner of writing by early modern women from diaries to works of drama.
We have now enhanced their path-breaking work by linking the new detailed catalogue descriptions with complete digital facsimiles of the original manuscripts. The result is a resource which is indispensable for anyone interested in women and women's writing in Early Modern Britain.
One of the key attractions of the resource is that it brings together little known material from widely scattered locations. This first part includes c270 manuscripts from c18 libraries and archives in the UK and North America.

Victorian Popular Culture Now Available!   07/03/2008
List Price: £9,500
Spiritualism, Sensation & Magic
Special CAUL discount price:  £6,650 (14/7/08)
Professor Peter Otto, Chair of English Literary Studies, at the University of Melbourne is the Consultant Editor for this major cultural studies project.  We start with a completely self contained project on Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic, which combines a very substantial collection of material from the Harry Price Collection of Magical Literature at Senate House Library, University of London, with some fabulous posters, photographs and scrapbooks from the Houdini Archives at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas.

Virginia Company Archives: The Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790, from Magdalene College, Cambridge
One time purchase List Price: £7,500
Special CAUL discount price: £5,250 (14/7/08)
Release date: 26 November 2007
This is an essential source for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period. It documents:
. the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624.
. the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas.
. trade between Britain and America.
. the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia.
. tensions amongst the colonists and of early relations with Native Americans.
It is also a crucial source for London's economic history in the Early Modern era and will be of interest to social and religious historians.

Backlist Digital Collections.
All these are still available with a consortial discount (until June 2009) (14/7/08)

China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980
Sources from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library, London.
This project answers the need for clear, intelligible and informative English-language sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, which can be used in the classroom or in course packs.  It contains unique manuscript material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980, together with rare periodicals, colour paintings, maps, photographs and drawings.  This project provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74.
List Price: £20,000
Special CAUL discount price: £14,000  (14/7/08)

List Price: £10,000
Special CAUL discount price:  £7,000  (14/7/08)
Following the success of Eighteenth Century Journals II, we are responding to customer demand and enlarging the series by digitising our popular microfilm collection Eighteenth Century Journals I. It is enriched with a dozen further titles which have been requested by scholars. For the first time, readers will be able to carry out full-text searches on all of these journals, revolutionizing access to the poems, essays, reviews and ideas that they contain.

List price £10,000 (12/3/07)
Special CAUL discount price:  £7,000  (14/7/08)
Newspapers and Periodicals, 1699-1812, from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre, University of Texas at Austin For any library supporting studies of the Eighteenth Century - including Literature, the Theatre, the origins and rise of Romanticism, Politics, Revolution and Rebellion, Social issues, Gender, Society Life, religion and the influence of the Press - these periodicals and newspapers will prove to be an important and multi-faceted resource.

LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS  17th & 18th Century Poetry from The Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.
List price £8,000 (12/3/07)
Special CAUL discount price:  £5,600  (14/7/08)
This path-breaking project offers literary scholars the opportunity to examine complete facsimile images of all 182 manuscripts in the celebrated Brotherton Collection of 17th and 18th century verse at the University of Leeds.

Mass Observation Online offers revolutionary access to one of the most important archives for the study of British Social History in the modern era.
List Price: £26,500
Special CAUL discount price:  £18,550  (14/7/08)

Journeys to the Holy Land, India and China
This project provides direct access to a widely scattered collection of original medieval manuscripts that describe travel - real and imaginary - in the Middle Ages.  These sources tell us much about the attitudes and preconceptions of people across Europe in the medieval period, shedding light on issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature and science. They will be welcomed by scholars in both literature and history as well as by French and German studies departments.
List Price: £12,500
Special CAUL discount price:  £8,750  (14/7/08)

List Price: £19,500 per section
Special CAUL discount price:  £40,950   (14/7/08)
This extraordinary resource on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition brings together original manuscript and rare printed material from dozens of libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Published in three sections between 2007 and 2009, this collection will prove invaluable for postgraduate and scholarly research and will also provide a user-friendly classroom tool for undergraduates.

Backlist Digital Collections - discounts no longer applicable.
We would be very happy to enter into a consortium deal with CAUL for these projects. To implement this we would need at least five universities to subscribe. (2/6/06)
Note 12/3/07:  discounts no longer applicable.

The list price for all 5 Sections is £13,500 (12/3/07)
Updated 26/9/08:
Five centuries of advice literature for men and women
Section I: Conduct and Politeness: Available
Section II: Domesticity and the Family: Summer 2004
Section III: Consumption and Leisure: Summer 2005
Section IV: Education and Sensibility: Summer 2006
Section V: The Body: Summer 2007
Online access to over 50,000 images of original documents with introductory essays and combined indexing to all five sections

Updated 26/9/08:
The list price for all 5 Sections is £15,500
Section I: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969: Available
Section II: Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire: Available
Section III: The Visible Empire: Available
Section IV: Religion and Empire: Available
Section V: Race, Class and Colonialism, c.1783-1969: Available
Online access to over 60,000 images of original documents with introductory essays and combined indexing to all five sections

List price  £34,000 (12/3/07)
From the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture, Duke University and the New York Public Library.  This new online collection documents in compelling detail the social and cultural forces that shaped the everyday lives of women and men in America from 1800 to 1920.

List price: £3,500 (12/3/07)
“Women in the National Archives” is a 50/50 joint venture between Adam Matthew Publications and the National Archives at Kew.
Trials by Password Access or IP range will be available for this title from the beginning of 2005.
A Finding Aid to Women’s Studies Resources in The National Archives, Kew combined with Original Documents on the Suffrage Question in Britain, the Empire and Colonial Territories
(Previously listed on our web-site as "Sex & Gender Online" and providing c5000 original manuscript images on the Suffrage Question as well as the Finding Aid to Women’s Studies Resources – compiled over a period of 5 years by staff at The National Archives)

Additional note (28/10/05):
We see this as a one-time purchase and [the subscriber] will have perpetual access to the archival back-up that will be supplied and if in the future the University wanted to host the material then this is allowed. The DVDs will come with all the PDF images and XML code and the content can be extracted as required.  The additional fee in 2015 for another 5-10 year period will purely be to cover our ongoing hosting fees and we estimate it will be between 5%-10% of the purchase price. There will certainly not be another large charge for access and this will be as small a fee as we can make it.  MARC 21 cataloging records will also be provided in 2007 at no charge.

CLOTEL by William Wells Brown: An Electronic Scholarly Edition  (added 15/11/04, no longer sold by Adam Matthew - contact the University of Virginia, 19/6/06)

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