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An essential record of America across three centuries
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  • The single most comprehensive online source of early American newspapers
  • Chronicles the evolution of American history, culture and daily life from 1690 to 1922
  • An unparalleled record of the people, issues and events that shaped America

Early American newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views. This growing digital collection of early American newspapers is the most extensive resource of its kind. With thousands of titles from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Early American Newspapers provides an unparalleled record of the topics, people, issues and events that have shaped America for nearly three centuries. 

In Early American Newspapers, users can limit searches to items that fall into such categories as news and opinion, election returns, letters, poetry, legislative information, prices, advertisements, matrimony notices and death notices. An integrated interface allows researchers to cross search all of these series, as well as easily view, magnify, print and save digital images of articles and pages. Advanced search capabilities allow users to search by date, place of publication or article type; browse individual titles and more. 

More than 90 sources and superior bibliographic control
Early American Newspapers has been created through partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress, the Wisconsin Historical Society and more than 90 other institutions. Numerous other institutions and historical societies have contributed to the digital collection, including the Boston Athenaeum, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut State Library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the libraries of universities such as Brown and Harvard and private collections. This joint effort has led to the creation of a historical newspaper collection of unparalleled breadth and depth. A distinguished academic advisory board supervises the title selection process, considering the historical significance of each newspaper and the diverse political positions of the period. 

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Advisory Board

Ellen Broidy
Head, Collection Management Department
University of California, Los Angeles

Charles Clark
Professor of History
University of New Hampshire

James Danky
Newspaper and Periodicals Librarian
Wisconsin Historical Society

Susan Fales
Digital Collections Curator
Brigham Young University

Donald Farren
Folger Shakespeare Library

Vincent Golden
Curator of Newspapers
American Antiquarian Society

Thomas Leonard
University Librarian
University of California, Berkeley

Jeff Pasley
Professor of History
University of Missouri

Whitman Ridgway
Associate Professor of History
University of Maryland

Henry Snyder
Director of the Center for Bibliographic Research
University of California, Riverside

John Tofanelli
Humanities Bibliographer
Columbia University

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