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Online Newspaper Archives

Unread post by Pathe Lehrman » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:48 am

Not sure where to post this, so it's here. For those of you with experience with any of the online newspaper archives, what are the pluses and minuses of each? I'm thinking of Newspaperarchive.com and Newspapers.com, but perhaps there's another source (aside from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America) that I'm not aware of. I had a subscription to Newspaperarchive.com for several years 8-10 years or so ago, and had some "issues" with it, but I have no idea whether or not their site is as good as it gets. Any feedback?

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Unread post by missdupont » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:40 am

I hope this posts, this is my third try and nothing has gone up. They all have issues, some bringing things up randomly, some bringing up phrases close to what you're looking for or with just a word out of the phrase, etc. Access Newspaper Archives, carried by many public libraries, is just as good for me as Newspapers.com. Chronicling America and Fulton HIstory are good for early 1900s. Fulton History can be searched by individual paper by going to page 2, Old Photos and Documents. There's also California Digital Newspaper Archive if you're searching for something in California. While it's mostly small newspapers, it does have larger papers in the early 1900s.

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Unread post by Rick Lanham » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:59 am

You may consider my use or newspaper archives as a special case.
For genealogy research I use https://www.genealogybank.com" target="_blank because it has the "big" newspapers for Springfield, Illinois, where many of my ancestors lived. So I have an ongoing subscription there.

I wish there was one newspaper archive that included all the cities I desire, but there doesn't appear to be one.
So which one is best for you might depend upon whether you need local stories in particular cities or mostly national stories.

Here are some links to other archives:

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc" target="_blank California Digital Newspaper Collection
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov" target="_blank Library of Congress
http://www.fultonhistory.com" target="_blank Fulton History, mostly New York state
https://news.google.com/newspapers?hl=en" target="_blank Google
http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bi ... IN--------" target="_blank
Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection (includes Vaudeville News and New York Clipper)
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org" target="_blank New York State Historic Newspapers
https://oregonnews.uoregon.edu" target="_blank Historic Oregon Newspapers

and finally, Cyndislist of newspapers:
https://www.cyndislist.com/newspapers" target="_blank

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Unread post by Frederica » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:47 am

Luke McKernan has a list of UK newspapers online at:
http://lukemckernan.com/2016/07/17/foun ... -archives/" target="_blank" target="_blank

Not sure if that's the latest aggregation.

I know Miss Brooksie psoted a link to an Australian online newspaper not long ago but darned if I can find it.
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Unread post by oldposterho » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:39 pm

Here's a good one for Australia:
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/

...And New Zealand:
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

...And that most foreign of countries, Texas:
https://texashistory.unt.edu/search/guided_search/

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Unread post by Pathe Lehrman » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Thanks for the feedback, everyone; this gives me some good leads.

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Unread post by Brooksie » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:08 am

Frederica wrote:I know Miss Brooksie psoted a link to an Australian online newspaper not long ago but darned if I can find it.
You might be thinking of Everyones, the Australian showbusiness bible that has recently been digitised in full by the National Library of Australia. It's accessible via Trove, but is stored in a different part of the website, called 'Journals, Articles and Data Sets' - https://trove.nla.gov.au/article?q=.

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Unread post by MaryGH » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:58 pm

I have been using a lot of European newspaper digital archives for research - there's quite a few out there!

My most recent work is in https://www.delpher.nl/, which is free, and to put things into perspective, covers not only The Netherlands but also Dutch colonies, particularly if film research takes place around before 1950. Imagine my surprise when I discovered "Adventures of Captain Marvel" being shown in Indonesia (Java) in 1950! As well as some of Tom's Three Mesquiteers films shown in Curacao in 1950, as well. The only drawback to this archive is the user will have to Google the location of most newspapers if a city is not mentioned in the newspaper title. It's still worth looking into, even for those researchers who don't understand Dutch (I can get by on German for the most part).

http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org Has lots of newspapers, very easy to search by subject, plus filters for nation, date, etc.

Also:

http://hemerotecadigital.bne.es Spain

http://acervo.estadao.com.br/ Brazil

And:

http://icon.crl.edu/digitization.php

Plus lots of others out there. Most are free access, some are behind a paywall, it depends on the newspaper and years available. Considering the time I've spent on foreign-language papers, I can honestly say it has been well worth it.
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Unread post by Hamilton's Grandson » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:35 pm

Great resources. Thanks for sharing.

You probably have noticed that eventually the cup runs empty trying to find information on Lantern, newspapers.com, etc unless a new paper/publication is scanned for the first time and available. Waiting for a new scanned resource can take some time since these are labor intensive activities.
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Unread post by MaryGH » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:09 pm

Hamilton's Grandson wrote:Great resources. Thanks for sharing.

You probably have noticed that eventually the cup runs empty trying to find information on Lantern, newspapers.com, etc unless a new paper/publication is scanned for the first time and available. Waiting for a new scanned resource can take some time since these are labor intensive activities.

That's the one thing I like about Newspapers.com, I get email notifications on when a new newspaper has been scanned and added to their database. I need to renew my subscription when I get my paycheck this week, been without access to that site for a month now, and to compensate have been chipping away at European newspaper archives, which I'm happy for. Plus I need to keep up my foreign language skills too.

As for Lantern - does anyone know how often that's updated?
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Unread post by silentfilm » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 am

If you follow the Media Digital History Project on Facebook, they usually announce when new periodicals are added.

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Unread post by MaryGH » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:53 pm

silentfilm wrote:If you follow the Media Digital History Project on Facebook, they usually announce when new periodicals are added.
Ah, thank you, I am now following them on Facebook.

And I renewed my subscription to Newspapers.com - I see they have it as a biannual subscription now but well worth it.

And just in time, too, as I found some pre-wedding and wedding picture of Tom Tyler at the site. He looks really sharp in a tuxedo.
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