Attend a Webinar on African American Studies

Readex will offer a live webinar on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, for librarians, faculty and students who have an interest in African American studies.

This in-depth session will explore the content, features and functionality of three acclaimed Archive of Americana collections:

Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Attend a Webinar on African American Studies

Ironies of a Race-Riven Society: Selected Recent Items from Afro-Americana Imprints

A Southern eccentric defends slavery as a form of socialism, a Southern abolitionist and her mixed-race nephew fight racism, and a great writer helps a New Hampshire boy win the approval of the South. Through recently released items like these, Readex’s Afro-Americana Imprints helps students of history explore the ironies of a race-riven society. And for fun, there are those tricksters Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox…

Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation (1881)

By Joel Chandler Harris. With illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser

 

The Chronicles of Aunt Minervy Ann (1889)

By Joel Chandler Harris. Illustrated by A.B. Frost

(Recent releases of Afro-Americana Imprints include 15 works by Joel Chandler Harris, including several that feature Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit. Less well known are Harris’ fictional sketches of post-emancipation Negro life in Georgia, notably the vivid and hilarious Aunt Minervy Ann.)

Ironies of a Race-Riven Society: Selected Recent Items from Afro-Americana Imprints

Readex Announces Early American Newspapers, Series 10, 1730-1900

Today Readex distributed this press release:

Readex Expands Early American Newspapers with Series 10

Hundreds of rare and essential titles from all 50 U.S. states

Readex Announces Early American Newspapers, Series 10, 1730-1900

Readex Announces The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922

Today Readex distributed this press release:

Readex Announces The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922

Thousands of valuable printed works about one of the key topics in U.S. history, all digitized in full color

Readex Announces The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922

Readex to Launch The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922

Today Readex distributed this press release:

Readex to Launch The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922

More than 13,000 printed works about the nation’s deadliest conflict, all digitized in full color

Readex to Launch The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922

Preserving a National Treasure: A Partnership with the Dartmouth College Library

Serial Set volumes at the Dartmouth College LibraryIn 2003, Readex began a special partnership with Dartmouth College Library. Readex wished to scan a number of specific maps and color illustrations for our definitive digital edition of the 14,000-volume U.S. Congressional Serial Set—the crown jewel of American government publications. The Serial Set, which contains the Reports, Documents and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, is an exceptional source of primary material on nearly two centuries of American history. To ensure the comprehensiveness of our digital edition, our initial goal was to borrow and scan these items located in the Dartmouth volumes.

Serial Set Team at the Dartmouth College Library

In 2005, this Dartmouth-Readex partnership expanded from the initial request to a landmark project to preserve the complete print set at the Dartmouth College Library. In addition to enabling Readex to offer researchers the most accurate and comprehensive digital edition available, this unique partnership brought several benefits to the Dartmouth College Library: the cleaning and repair of more than 13,800 volumes, including the critical repair of spines and thousands of fold-out maps; creation of detailed item records for every volume; and invaluable first-hand experience with a large-scale digitization project.

Preserving a National Treasure: A Partnership with the Dartmouth College Library

Latin America, Illuminated: Four Research Collections

Reflecting the diversity of Latin American and Caribbean studies today, here are four research collections spanning three centuries of regional history, issues and events.

Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876: From the American Antiquarian Society
Featuring more than 140 searchable newspapers from 22 islands, this collection chronicles the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items.
 
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922
Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries, these two series provide access to more than 280 newspapers published between 1805 and 1922 from more than 20 countries in the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and more than a dozen others.
 
Foreign Broadcast Information Services (FBIS) Daily Reports: Latin America, 1974-1996
This U.S. intelligence archive provides firsthand perspectives on world history, governments and politics, capturing and translating reports of events as they occurred.  The Latin American module is an indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent regional history.
 
Access Latin America

Latin America, Illuminated: Four Research Collections

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