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.
Month: May 2012
New Online Resources for African American Studies
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Papers documents the work of almost 300 black abolitionists active between 1830 and 1865 with both published and unpublished primary source material.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.
ProQuest Newsstand Trial
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.
Travel Writing, Spectacle, and World History
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.
London Low Life: Street Culture, Social Reform, and the Victorian Underworld
Rare books, maps, guidebooks, and ephemera that document street life in 19th and early 20th century London.