You will find very useful links and information at:
Hugh Pemberton, Research resources for the study of contemporary British history
Finding secondary sources:
Have a look at the links at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/lis/subjectInformation/artsHumanities/history/
An essential tool to find work on British History is the Bibliography of British & Irish History
http://apps.brepolis.net/BrepolisPortal/default.aspx (You’ll need yourAthens password)
Finding primary sources
The Western Mail and South Wales Evening Post from this period can both be accessed in the city library in County Hall.
There are lots of British history primary sources at: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
British Cartoon Archive (University of Kent) http://library.kent.ac.uk/cartoons/ World’s largest archive of (newspaper) cartoons.
Collect Britain (British Library) http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/ 90,000+ images, documents, and sound recordings showcasing the archives of the British Library, including complete run of Penny Illustrated Paper (1861-1913)
Gathering the Jewels http://www.gtj.org.uk 20,000+ images and documents from Welsh libraries and record offices
Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 Access through LIS homepage or http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itw/infomark/0/1/1/purl=rc6_TTDA?sw_aep=uows
British Pathe Film Archive http://www.britishpathe.com/ Newsreel footage
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/ Guide toBritain’s film and tv history, contains clips, complete downloads and synopses
National Archives Documents Online http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/ Examples of material from the National Archives, with emphasis on famous events and family history
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers http://parlipapers.chadwyck.co.uk/home.do Official reports etc
Hansard 1803-2005 http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/ What was said in Parliament
Nineteenth Century British Newspapers Online http://find.galegroup.com/bncn/ 48 British newspapers from the 19th century selected by the British Library’s editorial board, such as the Western Mail. Fully digitized.
19th Century UK Periodicals (magazines and perioldicals) Via library catalogue or http://find.galegroup.com/ukpc/start.do?prodId=NCUK&userGroupName=uows&finalAuth=true
London Broadcasting Company / Independent Radio News audio archive http://radio.bufvc.ac.uk/lbc/
Times Digital Archive (up to 1985) via Library website
British Library Online Newspaper Archive
This online archive is under development and currently contains searchable facsimile issues of limited runs of London Daily News, The News of the World and The Weekly Dispatch, and The Manchester Guardian.
Newsfilm Online http://www.nfo.ac.uk/ Selected news from the ITN/Reuters archives
The Guardian and Observer Archive (1821-) http://archive.guardian.co.uk
UKPress Online http://www.ukpressonline.co.uk/ukpressonline/
|Daily Mirror Archive||
1903 – current
|Daily Express Archive||
1900 – current
|Sunday Express Archive||
2000 – current
|Daily Star Archive||
2000 – current
|Daily Star Sunday Archive||
2002 – current
|The Watchman Archive||
1835 – 1885
The Primary Sources page in iFind Research links to extremely useful websites and electronic resources for History students looking to access source material. These include collections of letters, photographs, posters, pamphlets, video and audio clips. If you are looking for primary sources about the South Wales Coalfield you will find the CWM Project, created here atSwanseaUniversity, very helpful as it provides access to materials which capture aspects of the social, political and cultural life of the South Wales Coalfield during the 19th and 20th centuries. The site includes audio and video clips from interviews with miners, politicians and trade unionists and also photographs which illustrate all aspects of life in the coalfield.
Vision of Britain www.visionofbritain.org.uk Statistical info on population and the like on places in theUK
For further help on sources see Miriam Dobson and Benjamin Ziemann (eds), Reading Primary Sources: The Interpretation of Texts from Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century History (London: Routledge, 2009).