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Access to high and low literary culture of 19th-century England

16 October 2018

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) offers access to primary source collections of the long nineteenth century, including books, newspapers, periodicals, diaries and personal letters.

The UBL is currently running a trial for collection 3 (British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture), which features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores from the British Library and other renowned institutions. For those who are more interested in popular culture, the collection also includes popular street literature and penny dreadfuls.


You have access tot his collection until 15 November 2018.

You can find the NCCO collection of British Theatre, Music and Literature via: Catalogue Leiden University > tab Find databases > Nineteenth Century collectione online – high and popular culture – British theatre, music and literature.

Students and staff at Leiden University also have access outside the campus network by using their ULCN login data.

For questions or comments concerning this database, please contact Sanne Muurling (s.t.d.muurling@library.leidenuniv.nl).

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