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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

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996 provides access to the digitized collection of translated news broadcasts and publications published around the world during the period of 1946-1966 on apartheid in South Africa.  It includes the reaction and analysis written by both the people who experienced apartheid in South Africa and those around the world who watched, reacted to, and analyzed it.

Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 2:55pm

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996 provides access to CIA monitored, recorded and translated news from newspapers, magazines, books, government statements and radio and television broadcasts that covered American racial issues and race relations in the United States.  It includes commentaries on African-American history, the Civil Rights movement, Hispanic-American history, and Asian-American history.

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

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 2:55pm

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

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

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1957-1995

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1957-1995 is an online archive of CIA translated international journals, newspapers, scientific reports, and radio and television broadcasts from 19 countries in North Africa and Middle East during the period of 1957-1995.  

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

Provider: Readex
Updated: Feb 29, 2016 10:30am

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

American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1 (1749-1900)

American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, offers images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1749 and 1900. The content was digitized from originals in the collections of the American Antiquarian Society.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Aug 15, 2014 1:22pm

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


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