Page Title Image: 
Archive of Americana
Sub Title: 
Immense new research and teaching opportunities for faculty and students

Major Donation of Digital Resoures to NU Library!

Comprehensive digital resources covering centuries of the American past

Northwestern University Library has received as a major donation the Readex Archive of Americana Collection. For teaching and research, this acclaimed group of comprehensive digital resources covers centuries of the American past and offers unlimited new opportunities for original discoveries and fresh findings. Featuring the largest and most important collection of searchable historical newspapersand much more, the Archive of Americana now puts many millions of pages of primary documents at the fingertips of NU students and faculty. Major academic disciplines supported include:

  • History
  • Literature
  • Political science
  • African American studies
  • Art history
  • Business & economic history
  • Caribbean studies
  • Journalism
  • Ethnic studies
  • Legal studies
  • Religion
  • and many others.

The Archive of Americana is available on Readex AllSearch, a single, streamlined platform that enables all document types—historical imprints, newspapers and government publications— to be explored seamlessly. This major new donation has dramatically expanded the number of Archive of Americana collections available to NU Library users, as described below:

America's Newspaper Archives

American Historical Imprints

America's Historical Newspapers

Back to top