MHS Collections in Subscription Databases

The Massachusetts Historical Society has contributed collections material to a number of subscription databases that may be available through other research libraries. Below we have provided a list of the databases containing digital facsimiles of manuscript collections and links to the MHS catalog record or collection guide for each collection included, in part or in whole, in the database.

Not included here are the Early American Imprints series I (Evans) and II (Shaw-Shoemaker).

Spring 2020 Note: Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Adam Matthew Digital has extended the offer of free trial access to its databases for a twelve week period. More information, and instructions for submitting a request for trial access, may be found on the Adam Matthew Digital website.

Adam Matthew Digital: Age of Exploration

Unless otherwise noted, the full collection has been included in the AMD database. This database is available to researchers in the MHS research library.

Adam Matthew Digital: China, America, and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange

Unless otherwise noted, the full collection has been included in the AMD database. This database is available to researchers in the MHS research library.

Adam Matthew Digital: Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

Unless otherwise noted, the full collection has been included in the AMD database. This database is available to researchers in the MHS research library.

Adam Matthew Digital: Leisure, Travel & Mass Culture: The History of Tourism

Unless otherwise noted, the full collection has been included in the AMD database. This database is available to researchers in the MHS research library.

Gale/Cengage:  Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Religion, Spirituality, Reform and Society

These collections have all been included in full in the Gale/Cengage database. This subscription database is not available in the MHS research library.

ProQuest: HistoryVault: Revolutionary War and Early America

Unless otherwise noted, the full collection has been included in the ProQuest database. The MHS provides access to the Society’s contributions to this resource in the research library.

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