World Newspaper Archive
Created with the Center for Research Libraries, a leading newspaper repository
...of huge value to historical researchers in many different fields of the humanities and social sciences.
Kátia Couto, Department of History, Universidade Federal do Amazonas-UFAM


Representing the largest fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe, the World Newspaper Archive will advance research and offer opportunities for fresh insight across wide-ranging academic disciplines. This expanding online resource was created in partnership between Readex, a division of NewsBank, and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)—one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories—and includes historical newspapers published in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and other regions.

Providing exact digital replicas of newspapers published in English and a variety of other languages, the World Newspaper Archive chronicles the history and politics of diverse peoples and cultures during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony and death notices and more, these historical newspapers offer students, teachers and scholars new perspectives on local, national and global issues as well as on daily life around the world.

Wide-ranging newspaper coverage of world history
Using the World Newspaper Archive, researchers can compare perspectives and track topics related to repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade; the Zulu Wars; colonial rule in Africa and the Indian subcontinent; Hindu-Muslim conflicts; beginning of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent resistance movement; the Mexican Revolution; independence movements in Argentina, Venezuela and neighboring countries; and much more. Every historical newspaper in the World Newspaper Archive has been carefully selected by CRL and its expert advisory boards. In addition, the World Newspaper Archive may also be searched with America's Historical Newspapers for unprecedented local, national and international coverage.

In partnership with the Center for Research Libraries
The Center for Research Libraries and its partners are committed to providing sustainable access to a rich and diverse set of international scholarly resources. CRL will provide for the archiving of the microform and digital content of the collection to ensure continuous long-term accessibility of those materials to the community.