Digital collection of English-language documents from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, and from the British Library. Includes diaries, journals, correspondence, atlases, travel narratives, missionary periodicals, government documents, scrapbooks, and more.
Digital collection of pamphlets from the Charles W. Wason Collection at Cornell University Library. Covers the period 1750-1929.
Complete British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, from 1949-1980.
Record series DO (Dominions Office) 133, DO 134, FO (Foreign Office) 371, and FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) 37 from the British National Archives.
Record Series FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) 7 and 82 from the British National Archives.
Digitized collection of archival material from the Browne Popular Culture Library (Bowling Green State University), the Bancroft Library (University of California, Berkeley), the British National Archives, the University of Sussex Library, and the Rock Source Archive.
Trial over. The Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection comprises books, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, broadsides, and other historical records that document the Latino/Latina experience in the United States from colonial times to 1960. More information. Please send feedback to Professor Lisa Romero, subject specialist for Latino/Latina studies.
Digital collection of travel narratives, manuscripts, personal papers, printed books, maps, city directories, store catalogs, newspapers, company records, and ephemera (e.g. trade cards, posters, photos, claim certificates, city prospectuses, and more) that document the American west in its frontier period.
Digital collection of manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, and maps covering the period 1490 to 2007.
Digital collection of ephemera, pamphlets, college records, exam papers, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, account books, pedagogical treatises, government documents, anatomy books, midwifery texts, manuscript journals, poetry, novels, ballads, drama, receipt books, literary manuscripts, travel writing, and conduct and advice literature.Comprises five sections: Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity and Family, Consumption and Leisure, Education and Sensibility, and The Body.
Over 230 manuscripts, authored by women, that document life in Early Modern England.
Digital collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets, and broadsides.
Letters, scrapbooks, autobiographies, notebooks and other materials from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York City.
Digitized collection of documents (diaries, correspondence, research files, drawings, lecture notes, publications, scrapbooks and manuscripts) from the Edward Sylvester Morse Collection in the Peabody Essex Museum's Phillips Library.
Over 270 newspapers and periodicals from across the British Empire, but mostly from Britain.
Thematically organized collections of books, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, and statistics that document the global history of the 19th century. Currently, the database includes the following collections: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Politics and Society; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and European Literature, 1790–1840: The Corvey Collection. More Information.
Diaries, letters, postcards, personal narratives, trench literature, maps, scrapbooks, albums, photographs, sketches, paintings, sheet music, cartoons, propaganda, and other ephemera documenting the First World War from a global perspective.
Digitized collection of business records, shipping manifests, correspondence, government reports, pamphlets, statistical records, maps, photographs, paintings, prints, advertising, and other artifacts, thematically arranged by the following commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, wine, and spirits.
Digital collection of British government documents, mostly from the Foreign Office, but also from the Colonial Office, the Dominions Office, and the War Office. "Confidential Prints" were diplomatic dispatches and related documents deemed sufficiently important to be printed and then circulated among government officials. The prints were grouped into series by geographical region, and then numbered consecutively, but after being transferred to the Public Records Office, the prints were organized according to the National Archives' system of provenance.
Rare books, maps, guidebooks, and ephemera that document street life in 19th and early 20th century London.
Digitized collection of world travel accounts by women from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Comprises manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, drawings, guidebooks and photographs.
Digitized collection of manuscripts that document journeys by European travelers to the Holy Land, India, and China during the 13th through the 16th centuries.
Digitized collection of the only five major letter collections from 15th century England.
Complete minutes and memorandum of the cabinet of British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan, 1957-1963.
Full text access to recent issues of over 800 newspapers, news magazines, wire services, and news transcripts from around the world. Includes over 80 titles from newspaper publishing giant Gannet, including the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Des Moines Register, the Detroit Free Press, and the Indianapolis Star. Trial ended.
The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library has added 16 digitized historical newspapers to our ProQuest Historical Newspapers Collection, and has acquired another 9 through the collection ProQuest Civil War Era. The new titles are the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945),the Baltimore Sun (1837-1985), the Boston Globe (1872-1979), the Boston Herald (1848-1865), the Boston Jewish Advocate (1905-1990), the Charleston Mercury (1840-1865), the Christian Science Monitor (1908-1995), the Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922), the Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991), the Columbus Gazette (1856-1865), the Detroit Free Press (1831-1922), the Indianapolis Star (1903-1922), the Louisville Daily Journal (1840-1865), the Memphis Daily Appeal (1847-1865), the New Orleans Daily Picayune (1840-1865), the New York Herald (1840-1865), the New York Tribune (1841-1922), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003), the Ohio State Journal (1840-1853), the Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), the Richmond Daily Dispatch (1852-1865), the San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), and, from Britain and Ireland, the Manchester Guardian (1821-2003), the London Observer(1791-2003), and the Irish Times (1859-2007). Visit our Historical Newspapers Guide for more information.
The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library has acquired 2 major digital collections for African American studies, and has added 3 digitized historical African American newspapers to our collection of ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers. The digital collection History Makers brings together 100 filmed oral histories of contemporary African Americans who have made major contributions to the arts, business and economics, education, health and medicine, journalism, law, literature, politics, popular culture, religion, science, and other fields. Black Abolitionist Papers documents the work of almost 300 black abolitionists active between 1830 and 1865 with both published and unpublished primary source material. The 3 newspapers we have added to ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers are the Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003), and the Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001).
In addition to this major purchase of ProQuest resources, the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library has digitized the Broad Ax, an African American newspaper published in Chicago from 1899 to the early 1930s, described by Juliet Walker as “the most controversial black newspaper published in Chicago in the late nineteenth century.” For more information about the Broad Ax, or to browse or search the issues, see the Chronicling America.
A new digital collection of 338 nineteenth and early twentieth century periodicals, reproduced in full color, keyword searchable facsimiles. The collection is especially strong in labor and trade publications. Complements American Periodicals Series Online, with which it is cross-searchable.
Fully searchable, facsimile edition of the Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988). The Afro-American was a historically influential black newspaper, with large readerships in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, in addition to Baltimore. Read more about the Baltimore Afro-American in the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present.
Fully searchable, facsimile edition of the Times of India (1861-2001), and its preceding title the Bombay Times (1838-1861).
Search and access the full text of published and unpublished Congressional hearings from 1824-1979. Uses the same interface as Lexis-Nexis Congressional Universe.
Digital collection of the correspondence between Poor Law unions and the central administration in London. Correspondence includes letters, memos, reports, and other accounts of activities within the region covered by the union. Includes source material for the study of education, local politics, labor movements, and public health. Covers 1834- 1871.
As of March 28th, 2011, individual users of the New York Times website (www.nytimes.com) may only view 20 articles per month without purchasing a personal subscription. Library patrons still have online access to every article in every issue of the New York Times. You can access the most recent issues (including today’s issue, which will usually be available by the afternoon) through Academic One File (to which the Library maintains a licensed subscription). Every article may be printed, emailed, downloaded, saved, bookmarked, shared with campus colleagues, or emailed in its entirety to friends. The New York Times has never offered subscriptions to its website for libraries, and still does not. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have difficulty locating any articles from the New York Times. For more information on the changes to the New York Times website, see the Frequently Asked Questions at nytimes.com.
[Update: trial over.] Now on trial through December, 2011. Collection of annotated bibliographies, and bibliographic essays, compiled and written by scholars. Covers Atlantic History, Renaissance and Reformation, Medieval Studies, Classics, Philosophy, Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islamic Studies. Bibliographies are detailed and extensive. The Bibliography on Atlantic History, for example, comprises 100 sub-topics. Please send us feedback on the value of this collection to your research!
Now on trial through December 31, 2011. A digital collection of newsreels (commercial and governmental), archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentary films. Includes global coverage of the 20th century, though from an American perspective. Videos were sourced from the Works Progress Administration, the Black Panther Party Library, the Library of Congress, United Newsreel, Universal Newsreel, Chronoscope, United States Information Agency, National Archives and Records Administration, and more. Please send us feedback on the value of this collection to your research! [Update: Purchased.]
Now through May 4th (2011), we have a trial to the digitized version of the Baltimore Sun, a popular penny paper. Coverage: 1837-1985. More information. [Update: Purchased.]
Based on the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at Harvard University, The Making of the Modern World includes more than 60,000 books and 450 journals. The scope of the collection is much broader than economic history, ranging from political writings, works on international relations, international trade and commerce, and slavery, to travel narratives, legal cases, and foreign government publications. The Making of the Modern World uses the same platform as Eighteenth Century Collections Online, with both subject and name indexing. This digital collection comes with catalog records for each individual work in the collection, and these records will be added to our online catalog for ease of access.
Now on trial through November. Use password welcome. Covers 1838-2001. [Update: Purchased.]
Much more than an atlas, the Digital Atlas of Roman & Medieval Civilizations integrates GIS technologies to support spatial and temporal analyses of the Roman and medieval worlds. Read an article from the Harvard Crimson to learn more.
Joseph Pulitzer's first newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is now available online through ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
The Newberry Library is pleased to announce the completion and release of its Digital Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, a freely available dataset that covers every day-to-day change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county in 1634 through 2000. Connect to the Digital Atlas.
[Update: trial over.] Now on trial through October 31. Part of America's Historical Newspapers from Readex, this collection includes ten titles: Dallas Morning News (1923-1981), Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle (1923-1993), Mobile (Alabama) Register (1970-1987), Times Picayune (1837-1981), Trenton (New Jersey) Evening Times (1923-1993), Cleveland Plain Dealer (1923-1990), Portland Oregonian (1923-1974), Seattle Daily Times (1923-1984), Springfield (Massachusetts) Republican (1923-1946), and Springfield (Massachusetts) Union (1947-1971). Please send us feedback on the value of this collection to your research!
We are pleased to announce that the preliminary release for World Newspaper Archive – South Asian Newspapers is now available. Eventually this resource will include up to 400,000 pages of content published in South Asia between 1864 and 1922.
Currently accessible are nearly 7,000 issues (1869-1889) of the Madras Mail , one of the highest circulating English newspapers in southern India. Additional content, to be made accessible on a rolling basis, will include Amrita Bazar Patrika, The Leader, Tribune, the Ceylon Observer, and more.
The Irish Newspaper Archive contains over 6 million pages in over 500,000 issues of Irish Newspaper publications. With national daily editions such as the Irish Independent, regional weekly editions including the Connacht Tribune, Kerryman and Anglo-Celt and out of print publications such as the Freeman's Journal and The Nation. Connect to the Irish Newspaper Archive.
The Center for Research Libraries has announced the launch of African Newspapers, as part of the
Newspaper Archive available through Readex. In addition to 30 historical Latin American titles,
13 historical African titles are now included, with more titles slated to be added later this year.
Read CRL's press release |
to African Newspapers
The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library (HPNL) is seeking graduate student volunteers to provide support for our projects and services. More info
After June 1, the I-Share joint catalog interface will be based on a system called VuFind. To request items from the University of Illinois Library or other I-Share libraries using VuFind, you must create a user account in the VuFind system. You will need your 14-digit Library ID to setup a new account; however, once the account has been created, you will login with a user name and password of your own choosing. Full announcement.
Contains over 2 million digitized pages of periodicals from 19th Century UK. Connect to this resource.
The Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a $397,000 two-year grant from the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) for its Illinois Digital Newspaper Project. The award will support the digitization of 100,000 pages of historically significant Illinois newspapers dating from 1860 to 1922. More.
The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Farm, Field and Fireside collection. This freely-available locally developed project contains digitized versions of historically significant U.S. farm newspapers published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Connect to Farm, Field and Fireside.
The University of Illinois Library announces the availability of the Illinois Digital Magazine and Yearbook Collection featuring digital versions of UIUC's yearbook, the Illio for the years of 1970-1989. Other titles include Arts for America (1894-1900), the Illinois Chemist (1915-1921), and the Illinois Society of Architects Monthly Bulletin (1916-1932). Connect to the collection.
Sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources, the University Library, the Illinois Informatics Institute, the Department of History, and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the "New Directions in Digital Humanities Scholarship" symposium was held on February 26-27, 2009, in 126 GSLIS. This symposium was designed to explore how information technology is reshaping humanities scholarship. View program and access the audio recordings.
UIUC Library recently purchased British Periodicals I & II as well as the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900) . Enjoy!
Viewing and scanning microforms at the library just got easier with the recent addition of two ScanPro 1000 microform scanners. Both devices feature lightning fast high resolution scanning for all types of microforms including microfilm, microcards, and microfiche. To further enhance the viewing experience, the scanners are also outfitted with 24 inch wide screen monitors. Check out our user guide or contact us for more information.
We are pleased to announce the addition of 50,916 pages of digital newspaper content to the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. The latest update adds the years 1903-1915 of the Urbana Daily Courier and the years 1936-1945 of the Daily Illini. More info
Through our consortium membership with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), UIUC affiliates now have access to Latin American Newspapers—a World Newspaper Archive collection. This preliminary release provides more than 60,000 pages, including 3,000 issues printed between 1914 and 1922, of El Mercurio , an important Spanish-language paper published in Santiago. More info from CRL.
In this series of articles, Kevin D. Franklin and Karen Rodriguez'G examine computational tools and approaches at the interface of humanities, arts and social science.
UIUC Library now has access to several new historical databases including the Historical Washington Post, British Newspapers from 1600-1900, and back issues of the Economist magazine. More details on our featured resources page.
On April 17, we officially launched the Digital Daily Illini (1916-1936). View photos from our event. Connect to the Digital Daily Illini via the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection.
Check out our new web guide designed for scholars interested in using digital photography for archival research.
Introducing our new IM reference service. Between normal business hours (M-F), IM us at AskHPNL on AIM, Yahoo, or MSN. More details.
Use our enhanced guide to browse by subject for print and online periodicals from HPNL, Stacks, and other libraries.
HPNL announces the Chuck Olin Digital Film Archive. The archive includes streaming video interviews featuring first-hand accounts from soldiers of the Jewish Brigade.
Published from 1897 through March 1979 under a succession of titles, the Urbana Daily Courier provides rich documentation of the development of commerce and industry, the course of local and regional politics, and the history of cultural and social life in our community, as well as the local experience of global events.
Mass Observation Online provides integrated access to approx. 115,000 digital images of material from the Mass Observation Project, an extensive social survey conducted in Britain during 1937 to early 1950s. More info.
MEMSO provides a large and growing resource of essential medieval and early modern sources relating to British and Irish history on-line. More info.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers, a full-text searchable, facsimile-image database, provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century. More info.
UIUC Library has selected Olive Software to preserve local history by digitizing approximately 50,000 pages of the student newspaper, the Daily Illini, two decades of yearbook, the Illio, and a local newspaper, the Urbana Daily Courier. Read the Press Release.
Digital images of the Los Angeles Times (1881-1985) are now available to UIUC affiliates via ProQuest's Historical Newspapers. Browse by issue or search across the full-text in this rich resouce. Connect to the Historical Los Angeles Times.
Digitized versions of past preliminary exams are now available for download from our web site.
[Update: No Longer Available.] We now have an online guide to the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library's print periodicals collection. Also linked from the Books & Journals section of our web site, this handy guide comprises a subject and a title listing of our extensive periodical collection.
The UIUC Newspaper Database, a searchable online inventory of newspapers available at UIUC, is now featuring increased access to our rich online newspaper holdings. More than 300 domestic and international titles from Press Display (recent news source) are now included, and more updates are on the way.
The Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature online backfile uniquely provides access to popular magazine literature from 1890-1982. Connect to the Readers' Guide.
Courtesy of the Reference Library, this site is designed to assist UIUC affiliates access library content from off-campus and across the globe. Also learn how to configure Google Scholar for off-campus use.
Digital images of the Chicago Defender's backfiles (1905-1975) are now available to UIUC affiliates via ProQuest's Historical Newspapers. Browse by issue or search across the full-text in this rich resouce. Connect to the Historical Chicago Defender.
With our newest subscription to Press Display, you can now read over 250 of today's papers from around the world in their original full-page and design. Also read El Pais and Le Monde online with Newsbank's E-Editions. View Press Display Source List. [Update: Newsbank E-Editions no longer available.]
Access World News is a comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers providing coverage of domestic and international news sources of recent years. Browse or search over 100 newspaper titles from Illinois or search across nearly 2000 titles spanning the globe. Connect to Access World News.
With gratitude for the generosity of the family of Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Chuck Olin, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is happy to announce the significant gift of the Olin Film Archive.