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O Acervo Estadão (O Estado de S. Paulo digital archive)

First published on January 4, 1875, O Estado de S. Paulo is one of the major daily newspapers of Brazil.

On May 23, 2012, the newspaper announced the digitization of its entire collection, accessible through the portal O Acervo Estadão (http://acervo.estadao.com.br/). The archival content is accessible to current subscribers of print or digital versions of O Estado de S. Paulo. Nonsubscribers may access limited portions of content after registration.

Provider: Grupo Estado
Updated: Sep 21, 2017 3:30pm

Afghan Serials Collection

Digital archive of serials from the Wahdat Library, featuring 46 newspapers and journals published in Persian, Pushto, Arabic, Urdu, and English from Afghanistan. This archive from East View contains 3,587 full text issues dating from 1968 to 2001. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and are hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:30am

African American Communities

African American Communities provides access to primary source materials documenting race relations across social, political, cultural and religious perspectives in the United States from 1863-1986.  This collection focuses on Atlanta, Chicago, St Louis, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North Carolina, and provides multiple views of the African American community through personal diaries and scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Jun 16, 2016 12:00am

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

This digital collection from Readex provides access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers published by and/or for African Americans from the mid-1800s to the late 1990s. Based on James P. Danky’s African-American Newspapers and  Periodicals: A National Bibliography, this collection, completed in 2011, documents cultural events and activities of interest to African-American communities of the period.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Dec 14, 2015 11:08am

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 expands upon Readex's earlier series of African American newspapers. Series 2 will incorporate more than 60 titles published in 17 states, sourced from collections such as the American Antiquarian Society, Center for Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Dec 17, 2015 9:13am

African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922 offer expires in 17 days

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922 provides access to almost 70 newspapers published between 1800 and 1922 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jul 3, 2019 2:57pm

African Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1925offer expires in 17 days

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) provides access to 40 newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 7, 2019 3:11pm

Al-Ahram (الأهرام)

Digital archive of Al-Ahram (الأهرام), Egypt's newspaper of record. It contains 6,201 issues dating from 1982 to the present.  The archive is full-image with searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:49am

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society provides access to amateur publications that were written, edited, and published primarily by young people, aged 12-20, during the second half of the 19th century.  This collection comprises of 3,000 titles and includes editorials, original short fiction, essays, poetry, and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 2:43pm

American Business: Agricultural Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Business: Agricultural Newspapers will reportedly contain nearly 270 historical agricultural newspapers from 33 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1788 through 1894. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 12,000 issues from 31 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences (Sacramento, CA), Grand Valley Star (Grand Junction, CO), Florida Agriculturalist (Jacksonville, FL), Maine Farmer (Augusta, ME), Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture (Boston, MA), Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate (St. Louis, MO), Miners...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:58pm

American Business: Mercantile Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Business: Mercantile Newspapers will reportedly contain more than 500 historical mercantile newspapers from 45 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1783 through 1900. As of April 2016, the product contained nearly 7,000 issues from 52 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include:Chicago Railway Review (Chicago, IL), Nome Gold Digger (Nome, Alaska), San Francisco Prices Current (San Francisco, CA), St. Louis Weekly Market Reporter (St. Louis, MO), New Orleans Commercial Bulletin (New Orleans, LA), Cincinnati Price Current (Cincinnati, OH), Miner’s Journal & Pottsville General Advertiser (...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:40am

American Gazettes: Newspapers of Record

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Gazettes: Newspapers of Record will reportedly contain more than 100 historical U.S. city gazettes ("papers of record" publishing official information) from 35 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1796 through 1884. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 20,000 issues from 34 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: Daily Globe (Washington, DC), Polynesian (Honolulu, HI), Chicago Daily Republican (Chicago, IL), Bangor Courier (Bangor, ME), Natchez Daily Courier (Natchez, MS), Daily Argus (Fargo, ND), Daily Telegraph (Jersey City, NJ), Morning Oregonian (Portland,...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:38am

American Politics: Campaign Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Politics: Campaign Newspapers will reportedly contain more than 300 historical political campaign newspapers from 30 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, with dates ranging from 1803 through 1876. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 7,700 issues from 68 titles (many of those being short-run publications).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: The Log Cabin (New York, NY),The Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), National Campaign Banner (Middletown, NY), The Corrector (New York, NY), Delaware Democrat & Easton Gazette (Easton, PA), United States Telegraph Extra (Washington, DC), Star of the West (Apalachicola,...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:35am

American Religion: Denominational Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Religion: Denominational Newspapers will reportedly contain more than 320 historical religious and denominational newspapers from 33 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1799 through 1900. Titles highlighted by the publisher include: the Pacific (San Francisco, CA), Methodist Advocate (Atlanta, GA), Sandwich Island Gazette (Honolulu, HI), New Covenant (Chicago, IL), Catholic Standard (New Orleans, LA), Christian Mirror (Portland, ME), Catholic Herald (Philadelphia, PA), Christian Witness and Church Advocate (Boston, MA), Christian Messenger (Dallas, TX), Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)  and others [see...

Provider: Readex
Updated: May 30, 2019 4:24pm

American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution

American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

America in records from colonial missionaries, 1635-1928American prisoners of war, 1812-1815American records in...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:12pm

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity offer expires in 17 days

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity is a three part collection which will provide access to documents (government and non-government), grassroots newsletters and journals, periodicals, literature, diaries, personal papers, and ephemeral material related to the LGBTQ movement in North America and beyond.

Part I (LGBTQ History and Culture, 1946-2000s) will provide access to approximately 2 million pages of newsletters, personal papers, government documents, and more, represent the Gay Rights Movements between 1946-200s.  (Expected publication March 2016) Part II (Human Sexuality) will focus on 18th century to late 19th century erotic literature, diaries of key figures, and have a broader focus on sexuality. (Expected...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 12:15pm

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:41am

Argumenty i Fakty (Аргументы и факты)

Argumenty i Fakty (Аргументы и факты) provides access to 1,874 issues of full-text newspapers published during the Gorbachev era.  The dates covered in this collection are: 1983-present.  The archive is full-image and searchable text.

East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:40am

Associated Press Collections Online

The Associated Press Collections Online (AP Online) consists of an extensive collection of archival files and internal communications from various bureaus of the Associated Press (AP), in six parts, anticipated to total around 2.7 million pages.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 2:52pm


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