Cultural History Datasets

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Study Number 3505: Foreign Ethnographic Collections in Scotland: Location, description, acquisition and provenance of ethnographic object(s); general and environmental conditions of ethnographic collections; museum policies towards ethnographic material. This dataset includes tailor made browsing software.

Study Number 3573: Database of Irish Historical Statistics, Language, 1851-1911: Includes - Irish only speakers and Irish/English speakers grouped by baronies, age groups and gender (1851-1891) and Irish only speakers and Irish/English speakers grouped by counties, age groups and gender (1901-1911).

Study number 4101 to 4102, and 4105: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics: The main tables are:

  • Occupations, 1801-1971
  • Occupations by sex, by county, 1801-1971
  • Employment. Estimated number of insured employees (employed and unemployed), by sex and industry, 1939-1974
  • Number and percentage of unemployed, by sex, 1923-1975
  • Unemployment: vacancies unfilled, by sex, 1949-1974
  • Unemployment by age groups, duration and sex, 1935-1940, 1946-1976
  • Number of persons placed in employment by employment exchanges and youth employment services, 1948-1974
  • Number of Trades Councils and number of Trade Union members represented, 1894-1924
  • Total number of workpeople affected by, and days lost through, industrial disputes, 1891-1913
  • Industrial disputes by industry, 1897-1974

Study Number 4493: British Speeches, 1870 to 1914, and German Speeches, 1871 to 1912: This data collection contains the texts of Speeches in Reply made in the British Parliament, and Speeches from the Throne made in the German Reichstag in the period 1870-1914 and 1871-1921 respectively. Also included are two British equivalence files. The first equivalence file, British Speech Full Equivalence Deck, includes (a) geographic equivalences, (b) General Inquirer political dictionary, and (c) words from the British text equivalence under either (a) or (b). The second equivalence file, British Speech Equivalence Deck, Geographic Only, is a shortened version of the first equivalence file with about one hundred keywords in three dimensions: geographic, affect, and strength.

Study Number 4539: Prohibition Movement in the United States, 1801 to 1920: This dataset contains information on the prohibition status of counties in the United States from 1801 to 1920. For each county in the continental United States prohibition status is recorded annually from its date of creation or 1801, whichever came later. State level prohibition status is also identified.

Study Number 4635: Art and Industry in the Eighteenth Century: The data contain information regarding manufacturers, consumers, artists, designers, decorators and finishers in the ceramics and glass industries in a number of English towns and counties (particularly Bristol and Liverpool). Details were collected of the associations and connections of these individuals and their techniques, along with information about the places in which they worked, the products they produced, and the sources from which this information derived.

Administrative / Biographical History

Study Number 3505: Foreign Ethnographic Collections in Scotland: The purpose of the study was to examine foreign ethnographic material in Scotland, and record it and its environmental conditions. The main disciplines covered include ethnography, social anthropology, fine arts and decorative arts.

Study Number 3573: Database of Irish Historical Statistics, Language, 1851-1911: The purpose of the project was to provide machine-readable economic and social history statistics relating to the whole of Ireland for the period 1821-1971. This study is one of 16 studies in the series.

Study number 4101 to 4102, and 4105: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics: This machine-readable version of John Williams' Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics is the result of a collaboration between the Statistical Directorate of the National Assembly for Wales, the History Data Service and the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at Queen's University Belfast.John Williams' Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics is intended to provide a service for those working on the history of modern Wales. It arises from a belief that the quantitative element is a necessary and important part of the historical record; from an awareness that it was an aspect that was particularly inaccessible for scholars of Welsh history; and from a conviction that some encouragement in the use of quantitative material was necessary. It is modelled on the two volumes dedicated to British historical statistics: Mitchell, B.R. and Deane, P. (1962) Abstract of British historical statistics and Mitchell, B.R. and Jones, H.G. (1971) Second abstract of British historical statistics.

Study Number 4493: British Speeches, 1870 to 1914, and German Speeches, 1871 to 1912: This data collection of Speeches in Reply made in the British Parliament in the period 1870-1914, and Speeches from the Throne made in the German Reichstag in the period 1871-1921, was created to enable content analysis.

Study Number 4539: Prohibition Movement in the United States, 1801 to 1920: These data were collected for use in modelling the diffusion of prohibition in the United States throughout the nineteenth century.

Study Number 4635: Art and Industry in the Eighteenth Century: The general purpose of the project was to identify a shift from the mid-eighteenth century in the connections between art and manufacture in England, and to plot the emergence of a distinctive style and range of new English consumer goods. Specifically, the project was intended to produce a case study of the commercial applications of art techniques in fine English earthenware, porcelain and glass, with a subsidiary interest in ornamental metalware and works on paper; and to trace the connections between manufacturers and designers, finishers, decorators and artists.

Arrangement

Study Number 3505: Foreign Ethnographic Collections in Scotland: Available as ETHNO.EXE and ETHNO.CDS software.

Study Number 3573: Database of Irish Historical Statistics, Language, 1851-1911: Includes seven tab delimited text files. Study Number 4101 to 4102, and 4105: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics: Includes -

  • Study Number 4101, Housing, 1801-1974: forty files containing one worksheet.
  • Study Number 4102, Tourism, Parliamentary Elections, Social Services and Crime, 1805-1975: twenty-three files containing one worksheet.
  • Study Number 4105, Religion, 1669-1974: seventy-eight files containing one worksheet.

Study Number 4493: British Speeches, 1870 to 1914, and German Speeches, 1871 to 1912: No data formats have been prepared by the History Data Service. Files are supplied direct from the ICPSR.

Study Number 4539: Prohibition Movement in the United States, 1801 to 1920: No data formats have been prepared by the History Data Service. Files are supplied direct from the ICPSR.

Study Number 4635: Art and Industry in the Eighteenth Century: One tab delimited text file.

Conditions Governing Access

By written application to the History Data Service. A letter of introduction may be required and prospective users will be obliged to sign an undertaking outlining the terms and conditions of access to the research materials.

Acquisition Information

Study Number 3505: Foreign Ethnographic Collections in Scotland: Morrison, I.O., National Museums of Scotland; Idiens, D., National Museums of Scotland; Kwasnik, E., Scottish Museums Council; Willett, F., University of Glasgow. Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council; Scottish Museums Council; National Museums of Scotland.

Study Number 3573: Database of Irish Historical Statistics, Language, 1851-1911: Clarkson, L.A., Queen's University of Belfast, Department of Economic and Social History; Kennedy, L., Queen's University of Belfast, Department of Economic and Social History; Crawford, E.M., Queen's University of Belfast, Department of Economic and Social History; Dowling, M.W., Queen's University of Belfast, Department of Economic and Social History. Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council; Queen's University of Belfast (Grant Number: R000232051 for the period 1821-1911; R000234724 for the period 1911-1971).

Study number 4101 to 4102, and 4105: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics: Williams, J., University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Department of Economics, National Assembly for Wales, Statistical Directorate; University of Essex, History Data Service; Queen's University of Belfast, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis; Sponsored by: Higher Education Funding Councils, Joint Information Systems Committee.

Study Number 4493: British Speeches, 1870 to 1914, and German Speeches, 1871 to 1912: ICPSR; North, R.; Lagerstrom, R.; Mitchell, W.

Study Number 4539: Prohibition Movement in the United States, 1801 to 1920: ICPSR; Sechrist, R.

Study Number 4635: Art and Industry in the Eighteenth Century: Berg, M., University of Warwick, Eighteenth Century Centre; Gordon, S., University of Warwick, Eighteenth Century Centre. Sponsored by Leverhulme Trust.

Note

This record was compiled by David Borg-Muscat, UK Data Archive.

Record entered by Nadeem Ahmad of Qualidata, UK Data Archive, University of Essex.

Other Finding Aids

A collection level record for all materials in the Cultural History collection is available via the History Data Service's online Browse Collections web page.

Conditions Governing Use

No part of the History Data Service material may be reproduced, published, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the HDS.

Custodial History

At various dates depositors placed their material with the History Data Service, UK Data Archive.

Additional Information

History Data Service, UK Data Archive, University of Essex.