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Current Database Trial

Snell Library is currently offering trial access to the British Online Archives collection of The British Union of Fascists 1933-1951 The British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files collection includes documents from the UK National Archives and the Imperial War Museum related to the 1930s British fascist movement led by Sir Oswald Mosley.  Part of British Online Archives’ Politics and Protest series, the resources contained within this collection chart the rise and fall of fascism in Britain during the 1930s and 1940s, with a particular focus on Oswald Mosley’s blackshirt movement.

The trial for The British Union of Fascists ends on May 17th, 2023.  Please take the time to let us know your thoughts on this resource by taking this short survey, and if you have a specific collection in mind in your comments, please let us know.


** Please note that keyword searching in this collection requires you to be in the document viewer before searching. Please see the tutorial linked below or set up a meeting with your librarian if you need help searching.**

Searching in British Online Archives Tutorial


Key resources

Journal Articles

Scholar OneSearch, the Northeastern library's catalog and discovery system, allows you to search books, journal articles, subscriptions, archival finding aids, and film/multimedia.

Older article files

Background and Statistics

People and Biography

Archives and Primary Sources

See specific regions and topics at the top of this guide for more sources

Historical Newspapers

If you have a specific newspaper in mind, search the title in Scholar OneSearch to find if Northeastern has access. Here are some highlights from our collections:

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