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African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922

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

Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1805-1922) provides access to key historical newspapers published in Latin America and the Caribbean between 1805 and 1922. Coverage features significant titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

Series 1 and Series 2 may be purchased separately or collectively, offering integrated access to nearly 300 historical Latin American newspapers.

Provider: Readex
Updated: May 13, 2019 12:43pm

World Newspaper Archive

The World Newspaper Archive is the product of a collaboration between CRL libraries and Readex,a division of NewsBank, to preserve and provide persistent access to historical newspapers from around the globe.

CRL members support WNA through purchase of individual modules. To date, the WNA includes the following collections or "modules":

African Newspapers, Series 1 (1800-1922) African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 (1805-1922) and Series 2 (1822-...
Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 7, 2019 3:12pm

South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 provides access to significant historical newspapers published in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the key publications: Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta), Madras Mail (Madras), Tribune (Lahore) and the Ceylon Observer (Colombo). Languages include English, Bengali, and Gujarati.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 7, 2019 3:12pm

African Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1925

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

Irish Historical Newspapers

Irish Historical Newspapers provides access to a collection of fully searchable newspapers from Irish Newspaper Archives, Ltd in Dublin.

The regional and national titles found in the collection provide reports of national and international news and events between 1738-2004.

A link to the full title list is available in the Appendix.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 2:51pm

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

Rand Daily Mail Archive (1902-1985)

The Rand Daily Mail Archive provides searchable, full-text coverage of the Rand Daily Mail, a daily newspaper published in Johannesburg, South Africa. Coverage spans1902, the year of the founding of the newspaper, to 1985, the year it was closed amidst a government crackdown on anti-apartheid activism. .

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:45am

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

The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991

The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991 provides access to CIA monitored, recorded, and translated coverage of the Cold War in foreign media and government publications during the period of 1945-1991.  It covers newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, television broadcasts, books, government reports, and more.

Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports and the...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Feb 29, 2016 10:07am

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996 provides access to firsthand reports and global analysis on human migration during the 20th Century.  It includes: government documents and books, English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, reports gathered by the Central Intelligence Agency, and more.

Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports and the...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Feb 29, 2016 9:39am

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 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

Twentieth Century American Newspapers, Series 1 to 3

This three-part digital series succeeds Early American Newspapers, providing newspapers from across the United States from the early 1920s to the end of the Cold War.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 4, 2015 1:37pm

Washington Evening Star, 1852-1981

Provider: Readex
Updated: Aug 15, 2014 1:19pm

Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971

Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, features more than 130 fully searchable newspapers in 10 languages from 25 states.  It provides newspapers on American of Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak and Welsh descent.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Aug 11, 2014 12:06pm

Balch Collection

Provider: Readex
Updated: May 2, 2014 4:39pm

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

This collection, the first installment in the American Ethnic Newspapers series within Readex’s America’s Historical Newspapers collection, presents 369 titles published by Hispanics in the United States, going back to the first known Hispanic-American title published in New Orleans in 1808.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Mar 11, 2014 4:19pm


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