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Accessible Archives
  • Material from 18th and 19th century American periodicals.

African American Newspapers: the 19th century
  • Material from 18th and 19th century African-American periodicals.

Alternative Press Index
  • Index of nearly 300 alternative, radical, and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines.
  • Coverage from 1991-present.

America's Historical Imprints
  • More than 100,000 early American books, pamphlets, broadsides, and rare printed materials.

America's Historical Newspapers
  • Reproductions of early American newspapers including titles from all 50 states.
  • Coverage from 1690-1922.

American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1
  • About 15,000 broadsides (political materials) printed between 1820-1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760-1900.

American Pamphlets Series I 1820-1922: From the New York Historical Society
  • Digitizes pamphlets from the New York Historical Society, which include printed materials written by authors from an unusually large socio-economic range.

Archive Finder
  • Locate primary sources held in over 220,000 special collections in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Benjamin Franklin, Papers of
  • Project sponsored by the American Philosophical Society, Yale University, and the Packard Humanities Institute. Contains many unpublished writings by Franklin and the full text of his autobiography.

Burney Collection Newspapers
  • Full-text access to newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media.

Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
  • Full-text news articles that compares news coverage between the North and the South. Features the Charleston Mercury, The New York Herald, and the Richmond Enquirer.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 and Supplements
  • Full-text access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America from 1639-1800. Click here for the Series I Supplement.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 and Supplements
  • Full-text access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America from 1801-1819. Click here for Series II Supplement.

Eighteenth Century Collection Online
  • Full-text access to over 180,000 titles, including books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. Published in the 18th Century in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Godey's Ladies Book
  • 19th century periodical reflects American women's experience.

HarpWeek: the Civil War Era 1857-77
  • Harper's Weekly newspaper during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

Making of America (Cornell)
  • Digital library of sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Past Masters
  • Full-text electronic editions of classical writings in philosophy including published and unpublished original works, articles, essays, and correspondence.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • US fire-insurance maps that show building footprints, building material, height or number of stories, building use, lot lines, street names, property boundaries, road widths, and water facilities across America over time.
  • Covers mid-1800s to present; Penn State University Maps Library has a near complete physical collection of Sanborn Maps for the state of Pennsylvania.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
  • Over 1 million news segments, including evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as news reports from Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Coverage from August 5, 1968 - recent days' news. View segments with Real Player.

Women Writers Online
  • Features over 350 texts by pre-Victorian women writers.


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