This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices. The Newberry has contributed several manuscripts to this collection together with other instutitions such as, the British Library, the New York Public Library, and many others. Access to this subscription database is only available on-site through any of the Newberry’s public computers.