19th century Newspapers & Magazines online

From OnlineBooksPage: Serialshttp://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/serials.html


The AntiSlaveryExaminer was an irregular anti-slavery serial published in the 1830s and 1840s by the American Anti-Slavery Society.  AtlanticMonthly, scattered issues available to view between 1857-1922.  FreedomsJournal, African-American Newspaper published weekly in New York City from 1827-1829.  HarpersMagazine(1850-) ScientificAmerican, (1845-) and SouthernQuarterlyReview, 1842-1857.  BlackwoodsEdinburghMagazine (1817-1980)


The official New York Times (1851-) articlearchive has search-able indexes of content from

1851-1922, and 1981-present.  Articles before 1923 or after 1980 are available free of charge; many, however, require subscription or purchase. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/nytarchive.html


MakingofAmericanJournals, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moajrnl?page=simple

By University of Michigan. Includes: Ladies’ Repository, 1841-1876; Vanity Fair, 1860-1862; and Princeton Review, 1831-1882. See AmericanPublishingfor a broader array of nineteenth century publications.


The DigitalLibraryofGeorgia http://atlnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/atlnewspapers/search

hosts several digital collections of historic Georgia Newspapers. Savannah papers have not been made available digitally, included are: AtlantaHistoric Newspapers, 1857-1922, and SouthGeorgia (Albany, Americus, Sumter, Thomasville, and Valdosta) from 1845-1922.  Also Athens, Milledgeville and Columbus. May need to download freesoftware  and then restart web browser to view the pages.


Two  Collections from Hathi Trust http://babel.hathitrust.org


19thcenturyBritishPeriodicals,  http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis;c=112818895

Titles include: Economist, Gentleman’s Magazine, Ladies’ Companion,  The Nineteenth Century, Penny Magazine, Punch, The Spectator and the Westminster Review.


American 19th century: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis;c=471638258

Articles from U.S. magazines such as Atlantic Monthly and Scribner’s dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


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Online Repositories for Historical Research

The HathiTrust (pronounced ha-ti) http://www.hathitrust.org/

 catalog and database of digitized records from sixty “partner” libraries. Significant portion of the records are available to the public for viewing. Catalog and fulltext of the documents are keyword searchable.


TheInternetArchive http://archive.org/index.php

 Includes websites, audio and media as well as texts.  Posts copyright-free material to the Web. Includes but not limited to historical material, search allows limits by date of publication.  Downloading/printing generally allowed.


AnAdvancedSearch http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search

of Google Books allows limiting to 1) Magazines that are 2) available in full-view and 3) published during a certain date range. Many copyright free books and magazines are available to download. Material under copyright restrictions, such as  Life Magazine do not have the “download to pdf”/printing option.


Library of Congress,AmericanMemoryProject. http://memory.loc.gov

Has a keyword search option. However, consider browsing the collections  to review summaries that put the historic documents in context and provide teaching resources.


Europeana . http://www.europeana.eu/portal/

Portal for digital collections on European culture.


British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk

Digital Library containing some of the core primary and secondary sources for the history of the British Isles.


Universities have digital repositories, esp of their historical collections:

University of Pennsylvania’s Online books and Serials http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

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