Historical News Sources

North China Herald Online

Description

The English North China Herald is universally acclaimed as the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s.

During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Great Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in the major cities.

It was published in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s dealing with the Euro-American world and a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first – and sometimes only – point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities.

Regularly it also features translations of Chinese official notifications and news. The Herald had correspondents across the whole of China. These supplied a constant stream of news of an incredible variety, such as, apart from news and gossip reflecting the social, cultural and political life of the foreign settlements; trade statistics, stock prices, Chinese news, essays on Chinese culture and language, law reports from foreign courts in the settlements, company reports, news on foreign social, cultural and political life, maps, cartoons, photographs, stock prices and law and company reports, advertisements, tables of tea, silk and cotton exports, or long-forgotten facts about missionaries, birth, marriage, and death announcements, facts about other foreign nationals – the French, Danish, Italian, German, Dutch, and so on. Although a thriving treaty port press developed over the century of the foreign presence, no other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety. The dense unindexed columns of the Herald offer therefore an indispensable, still largely unexplored treasure-trove for any scholar of modern Chinese history. War, revolution and politics have conspired to destroy library holdings or frustrate access to publications from China’s treaty century. The fully text-searchable North China Herald online is one of the primary sources on a period which continues to shape much of China’s world and worldview.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11557
Access
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Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier, PQHN: PC
Courier, Pittsburgh New Courier, New Courier, New Pittsburgh Courier
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1911 - 2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11385
Access
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New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News, PQHN: NYAN
New York Star & Amsterdam News, New York Amsterdam Star-News
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1922 - 1993
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11383
Access
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Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel, PQHN: LAS
Eastside News
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1934 - 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11381
Access
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Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World, PQHN: ADW
Atlanta World
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1931 - 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11379
Access
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Vogue Archive

Alternative Titles
The Vogue Magazine Archive
Description

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 up to three months ago, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.  More than 400,000 pages are included, documenting the work from designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries.  Users can conduct searches to reveal results in all text, captions, and titles throughout the magazine, including advertisements, covers and fold-outs.  Page images are provided in both JPEG and Flash digital formats.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Images
Coverage
Every page of every issue from December 17, 1892 (Volume 1, Number 1) up to three months ago (does not include three most recent monthly issues)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11329
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Gale NewsVault

Alternative Titles
Gale News Vault, GVN
Description

Provides cross-searching of ten different historical newspaper and periodical archive collections, including: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers; 19th Century U.S. Newspapers; 19th Century UK Periodicals; Financial Times Historical Archive; Illustrated London News Historical Archive; Times Digital Archive; Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1600 - 2006
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11255
Access
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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
Access
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Subjects

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
Access
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