Historical News Sources

Lily

Description

Digital version, with both text and image files, of The Lily, the first newspaper for women, published from 1849 to 1856. Covers many topics important to women of the era, but especially temperance, child-bearing and education, and women’s rights.

The Lily was issued from 1849 until 1853 under the editorship of Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894).

Published in Seneca Falls, New York and priced at 50 cents a year, the newspaper began as a temperance journal for “home distribution” among members of the Seneca Falls Ladies Temperance Society, which had formed in 1848.

Bloomer felt that as women lecturers were considered unseemly, writing was the best way for women to work for reform. The paper encountered a number of early obstacles and the Society’s enthusiasm died out, but Bloomer felt a commitment to publish and assumed full responsibility for editing and publishing the paper.

Originally, the title page had the legend “Published by a committee of ladies”, but after 1850 only Bloomer’s name appeared on the masthead.

Although women’s exclusion from membership in temperance societies and other reform activities was the main force behind the initial publication of The Lily, it was not at first a radical paper, its editorial stance conforming to the emerging stereotype of women as “defenders of the home.”

In the first issue, Bloomer wrote: "It is woman that speaks through The Lily…Intemperance is the great foe to her peace and happiness. It is that above all that has made her Home desolate and beggared her offspring… Surely, she has the right to wield her pen for its Suppression. Surely, she may without throwing aside the modest refinements which so much become her sex, use her influence to lead her fellow mortals from the destroyer’s path."

The Lily always maintained its focus on temperance. Fillers often told horror stories about the effects of alcohol. For example, the May, 1849 issue noted, “A man when drunk fell into a kettle of boiling brine at Liverpool, Onondaga Co. and was scalded to death.” But gradually the newspaper began to include articles about other subjects of interest to women, many from the pen of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, writing under the pseudonym “sunflower.” Her earliest articles dealt with temperance, child-bearing and education, but she soon turned to the issue of women’s rights, writing about laws unfair to women and demanding change.

The circulation of The Lily rose from 500 per month to 4,000 per month because of the dress reform controversy. At the end of 1853, the Bloomers moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio, where Amelia Bloomer continued to edit The Lily, which by then had a national circulation of over 6,000. Bloomer sold The Lily in 1854 to Mary Birdsall because she and her husband, Dexter were moving to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where no facilities for publishing the paper were available. She remained a contributing editor for the two years The Lily survived after she sold it. The Lily published its final issue December 15, 1856.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11693
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Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life

Alternative Titles
Japanese American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day to Day Life
Archives Unbound
Description

Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life offers rare first-person accounts and seldom-heard voices. It contains 24,838 pages of articles published by interned Japanese-Americans between 1942 and 1945.

The 25 newspapers presented here are sourced from the Library of Congress. Many of the titles in this archive are complete or substantially complete. Editions have been carefully collated and omissions are noted. Although articles in these files frequently appear in Japanese, most of the papers are in English or in dual text.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1942-1945
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11663
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Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This digital collection of microfilmed Confederate Newpapers is a mixture of issues and papers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama ranging from 1861-1865. It contains 9,234 images sWestern Reserve Historical Society.

This collection consists of:

Florida newspapers—

Floridian & Journal March 5, 1864

Cotton States April 16, 1864

The Peninsula April 21, 1864

La Recherche December 31, 1865

Tri-Weekly Observer August 4, 1866

Florida Union August 18, 1866

Georgia newspaper—

Daily Intelligencer October 7, 1858-September 18, 1859; January 4, 1860-December 31, 1860; January 1, 1861-Dec. 31, 1864

Tennessee newspapers—

The Daily Rebel August 9, 1862

Chattanooga Daily Rebel September 10, 1862-July 29, 1863

Chattanooga Daily Gazette March 5, 1864-September 2, 1865

Virginia newspapers—

Daily Express September 7, 1861-June 16, 1865

The Sentinel March 12, 1863-April 1, 1865

Alabama newspapers—

Mobile Daily Register March 11, 1860

Mobile Evening Telegraph August 19, 1864

Selma Evening Dispatch May 12, 1864

NB: This Archives Unbound collection has been digitized from the Scholarly Resources microfilm collection entitled "Confederate Newspapers." All issues in the microfilm have been included.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1861-1865
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11639
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Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

Description

The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 offers researchers and students of 20th century studies digital access to one of the most popular American illustrated weekly magazines of the 1920s-1950s. Containing over 17,000 fiction and non-fiction articles and stories, the archive includes the complete 26-year run of the magazine - all scanned in full colour and fully searchable.

 

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1924-1950
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11631
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The March of Time

Alternative Titles
March of Time
Description

The March of Time first aired in March 1931 as a CBS radio series, in which the news of the day was dramatized using professional actors. In 1935 it was adapted for motion picture production and through its final airing in 1951 was one of the most notable newsreel and television series of the early 20th Century. A cross between confrontational journalism and docudrama, The March of Time series was provocative, amusing and sometimes outrageous. The 1938 release of "Inside Nazi Germany" was one of the most controversial films ever shown in American theaters.

The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras. The producers argued that they had the same right to clarify news events with staged scenes as a re-write man on a newspaper had with words to make sense out of a reporter's notes. They used professional and amateur actors to impersonate famous people on the screen and then blended the staged scenes with newsreel footage.

The films were digitally re-mastered by HBO Archives.

Type
Video
Coverage
Covers events from 1912-1966.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11619
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Jerusalem Post, 1932-2008

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Palestine Post
Description

Digitized version of the English-language daily Jerusalem Post, 1932-2008. Covers Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World. Previous title: Palestine Post (1932-1950).

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1932 - 2008 (One year of additional content from 5 years ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11603
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Irish Times, 1859-2012

Alternative Titles
Weekly Irish Times, 1876-1958
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Description

Explore nearly 150 years of the Emerald Isle’s turbulent history, rich culture, and complex political climate with The Irish Times (1859-2012) and the Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958). From the aftermath of the Great Famine, the launch of the Titanic, and the Easter Rising of 1916, to the World Wars, the Troubles, and today’s most pressing global social issues, Ireland’s “only independent newspaper” lends its authoritative voice to local and international events alike.

The historical Irish Times provides comprehensive news reporting as well as sports, business, arts, lifestyle coverage, and more. Each issue contains in-depth analysis and lively debate of current events. The Weekly Irish Times’ coverage includes The Times Pictorial. These titles provide access to prominent columnists, including arts commentator Fintan O’Toole, satirist Miriam Lord, former Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald, and opinion editorial writers like Tony Blair and Bill Clinton.

Because complete runs of The Irish Times and the Weekly Irish Times have been captured, researchers can follow the progression of events—and even the newspaper’s evolution from “new conservative daily paper” to today’s more progressive publication—over time.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1859 - 2012 (One year of additional content from 1 year ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11601
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Scotsman, 1817-1950

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Description

When it was founded in 1817, The Scotsman was so radical that it was considered “incendiary.” Today, it continues to provide an independent voice and uniquely Scottish analysis of local and global events.


From the death of Sir Walter Scott to the death of Abraham Lincoln, from the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the fashion for tea salons in Victorian Glasgow, and from the Catholic Emancipation Bill to the crash of the U.S. stock market, The Scotsman captured the unprecedented turmoil and change occurring on both sides of the Atlantic during the 19th and 20th centuries.


Because The Scotsman, part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers™, is delivered on the same platform as The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, and Weekly Irish Times, researchers can easily compare and contrast facts and opinions conveyed in these newspapers. The result is a more comprehensive understanding of the modern history of the British Isles and Ireland.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11597
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Detroit Free Press, 1831-1922

Alternative Titles
Freep
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Description

The Detroit Free Press published its first edition before Michigan entered statehood and when wild animals outnumbered the people living in the city. Its editor assigned a writer to walk the waterfront and record the shipping news each day, creating the first news “beat.” The Free Press also was the first U.S. newspaper to print a regular Sunday edition and the first to publish court testimony. It sent reporters to Civil War battlefields to describe the action, set up a Washington bureau to report on politics, and was the first American newspaper published in Europe when it began a London edition in 1881.


The Detroit Free Press witnessed the arrival of former slaves and the influx of Polish, German, Irish, and Italian immigrants to Michigan. It watched the mining and timber industries bring industry and wealth to the state. The publication witnessed the birth of the automotive industry and products such as Vernors Ginger Ale and Faygo pop. And, it followed Detroit Tiger’s baseball player Ty Cobb as he set record after record.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11595
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Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Alternative Titles
EIMA
Description

Complete runs of major trade and consumer magazines, from their inception to 2000. Ideal for scholars studying:

  • The economics of the entertainment industry
  • Production, marketing and reception of films or music albums
  • Factors surrounding the emergence of subcultures such as punk, two-tone or grunge
  • Culture, politics and social change in dynamic eras such as the 1960s

Each magazine can be browsed cover-to-cover in full-page, full-text format. Users are able to search for original reviews, interviews, industry news, listings, charts and features relating to the full range of popular media using advanced search and retrieval functionality.

  • Includes key trade and mass-market consumer magazines – weekly and monthly issues
  • Approximately 2.5 million pages digitized in high resolution color and fully searchable
  • Complete backfiles support analysis of trends in popular culture across the entire 20th century
  • Covers the entire entertainment industry, including film, television, popular music, radio, theatre, and performing arts, with a focus on the US and the UK
  • Cross-searchable with historical databases on the all-new ProQuest platform

Titles include:

  • American Film (1975-1992)
  • Back Stage (1960-2000)
  • Beat, The (1982-2000)
  • Billboard (1894-2000)
  • Broadcast (1960-2000)
  • Broadcasting & Cable (1931-2000)
  • Disc (1958-1975)
  • Film Journal International (1934-2000)
  • Film Weekly (1928-1939)
  • Melody Maker (1926-2000)
  • Mixmag (1983-2000)
  • Musical Express / New Musical Express (1946-2000)
  • Musician (1976-1999)
  • Muzik (1995-2000)
  • Picturegoer (1911-1960)
  • R&R (1973-2000)
  • Rave (1964-1970)
  • Screen International (1975-2000)
  • Stage, The (1880-2000)
  • Variety (1905-2000)
  • Vox (1990-1999)
Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11593
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