The 19th Century British Pamphlet Collection, created by RLUK (Research Libraries UK), contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries. Pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day. They have been underutilized within research and teaching because they are generally quite difficult to access – often bound together in large numbers or otherwise hard to find in the few research libraries that hold them. The digitization of more than 20,000 pamphlets from seven UK institutions will provide researchers, students, and teachers with an immensely rich and coherent corpus of primary sources with which to study the socio-political and economic landscape of 19th century Britain. This collection was created with funding from the JISC Digitisation Programme.
The 19th Century British Pamphlets collection is now freely accessible to all JSTOR participating institutions through June 30, 2009.
The collection includes Cowen Tracts (1603-1898), Hume Tracts (1769-1890) and the Knowlsley Pamphlet Colletion (1792-1868)