Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New American historical newspapers available online

Building on an already impressive holding of digital historical newspapers, the Stanford University Libraries have acquired two new digital newspaper collections: The San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922) and 19th Century U.S. Newspapers.

The San Francisco Chronicle, an addition to the ProQuest Historical Newspapers Series, provides access to the complete run of the paper from its founding in January, 1865 through December 31, 1922, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF format. The San Francisco Chronicle is cross-searchable with other newspapers in the ProQuest Historical Newspapers line, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.

Containing over 1.7 million pages of newspaper content, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, published by Gale, provides access to 1.7 million digitized pages from five hundred U.S. newspapers, with special emphasis on titles published in the South and West. Titles include The Montgomery Daily Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama, 1847-1865), The Macon Telegraph (Macon, Georgia, 1826-1898), The Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas, 1819-1898), The Emporia Gazette, Emporia, Kansas (1890-1919), The San Francisco Examiner (1880-1900), The Portland Oregonian (1850-53; 1861; 1862-64), and The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu, Hawaii, 1866-1899).

Both historical newspaper databases are available through the Databases and Articles page on the SULAIR website.