News & Current Events

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

Alternative Titles
Listener
Description

The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.

With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets, W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples.
 
As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programmes. 10% of its content was not connected to broadcasting at all, and it regularly reviewed new books. What united the often diverse articles was the BBC's cultural mission of educating the masses.
 
Having chronicled the transformative rise of radio and television, The Listener finally ceased publication in 1991, just on the dawn of the internet age.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1929-1991
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11237
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Picture Post Historical Archive

Description
The complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957 - all digitized from originals in full colour. Provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things – from boys rolling a tyre, to a view of a postwar bedsit, to young women on a rollercoaster – all caught in a single moment in time.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1938-1957
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11225
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Illustrated London News

Description
A full facsimile run of the illustrated newspaper, 1842-2003. Includes over 260,000 pages, including specials and presentation pieces.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1842-2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11223
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Chicago Tribune Index

Alternative Titles
Chicago Tribune Archives, Chi. Trib., CT
Description
Searchable index of most articles published in the Chicago Tribune from 1852-present. Provides citation and "preview" abstract only at no charge. Full text from 1988 to 60 days ago accessible on microfilm (Hatcher Graduate Library FILM X976). Full text from most recent 60 days accessible online via Library PressDisplay; full text from 1852-1987 available online via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1852 - (Indexing only)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11217
Access
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Times of India, 1861-2006

Alternative Titles
Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce (1839-1859), Bombay Times and Standard (1860-1861)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, PQHN
Description

Full-text searchable access. Part of the Historical Newspapers product. The world’s most widely circulated English daily newspaper was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India. Today this historical newspaper serves researchers interested in studying colonialism and post-colonialism, British and world history, class and gender issues, international relations, comparative religion, international economics, terrorism, and more. In its pages, The Times of India illuminates key historical events such as the Sepoy Mutiny, which lead to British rule in India; the formation of the Indian National Congress; and the rise of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement. It captures the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan, the war over the Kashmir region, and the creation of Bangladesh. It reports on the assassinations of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi; the Bhopal industrial disaster, which resulted in thousands of deaths; and the rise of Pakistan as a nuclear power. And, it provides coverage of sports, the Indian film industry, and other stories of everyday life.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1861 - 2006. Includes complete full text of every issue from the first (November 3, 1838) through the December 31st issue of 9 years ago. (One year of additional content from 9 years ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11161
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Google News Archive

Alternative Titles
Google News Archive Search
Description

Searches content from a number of sources, including both partner content digitized by Google through their News Archive Partner Program and online archival materials that they've crawled. Search results can include content that is freely accessible as well as content that requires a fee--be sure to check Mirlyn to see if the U-M Library provides access to a source before paying a fee for it. Articles related to a single story within a given time period are grouped together to allow users to see a broad perspective on the topics they are searching. In addition to seeing results ranked by relevancy, users can also see a historical overview of the results by browsing an automatically generated timeline.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
19th Century to Present: Which past years are covered, and what content is free, varies by each individual news source.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10997
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Access World News: Michigan [NewsBank]

Alternative Titles
America's Newspapers: Michigan
AWN: MI
Description

Full text of over 60 Michigan newspapers including Ann Arbor News (2003-2009), Detroit News (1999- ), and Flint Journal (1995- ), as well as Bay City Times, Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette, Michigan Chronicle, Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News, Traverse City Record-Eagle, etc.  Includes text only--no photos, charts or ads.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1995 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10475
Access
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America's News Magazines [NewsBank]

Alternative Titles
Access World News: America's News Magazines
AWN: ANM
Description

Full text of three popular U.S. news magazines:  Newsweek (1991- ), Foreign Affairs (1994- ), and the online-only web magazine Slate (1996- ), plus some backfile years of a few other magazines.  Includes text only--no photos, charts or ads.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1991 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10473
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Time Magazine Archive

Alternative Titles
TMA
Description

Searchable and browseable archive on the Time.com website that covers every article published in TIME magazine from its first issue published on March 3, 1923 to the present.  Displays first paragraph of each article only.  After using this index to identify articles, U-M users may record the issue date and page numbers of the articles they want and then look them up in the print volumes of TIME available in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library (1972-present; call number:  AP 2 .T583) or on the TIME microfilm available in the Serials and Microforms room on the second floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library (1923-2007; call number:  FILM X92).  (As of October 2011, online access to the complete full text of TIME magazine articles from 1923-1985 and from the most recent three months is restricted to paid individual subscribers only and is not available to libraries. )

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1923 - (Indexing and display of first paragraph only)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10471
Access
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Michigan Report (Gongwer)

Alternative Titles
Gongwer News Service
Michigan Report (Gongwer News Service)
Description
Provides detailed coverage of every bill in the Michigan Legislature and closely tracks the activities of the executive and judicial branches. Daily news reports on Michigan issues. Includes House and Senate Activity Reports and other legislative documents.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1993-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10415
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