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AAS-EBSCO
EBSCO partners with the American Antiquarian Society to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877. This collection includes digitized images of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the AAS, and is not available for acquisition in digital form from any other source. More than 6,500 periodicals comprised of more than twelve million pages will be available, eclipsing all other online resources in this area. The series 1, series 2, series 3, and series 4 coverage lists give the place of publication and the year range for each title. For online help, click the help icon found throughout the database.
Connect to AAS Historical Periodicals Collection, 1691-1820, Series 1 from any AAS terminal
Connect to AAS Historical Periodicals Collection, 1821-1837, Series 2 from any AAS terminal
Connect to AAS Historical Periodicals Collection, 1838-1852, Series 3 from any AAS terminal
Connect to AAS Historical Periodicals Collection, 1853-1865, Series 4 from any AAS terminal

 

 

ReadexEAI
The web-based Archive of Americana features fully text-searchable facsimile images. The Archive of Americana is available at AAS or by subscription

Connect to the Archive of Americana from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the Archive of Americana on the Readex website

 

 
  • America's Historical Newspapers

  ReadexEAI Cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of rare newspapers and millions of issues, America's Historical Newspapers is fully text-searchable. The digital series is based on the microfilm collection currently offered by Readex. Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820 provided the foundation for the original filming project, the core of which is formed by the AAS collection of colonial and early national period newspapers. Numerous other institutions and historical societies have contributed to the collection including: the Boston Athenaeum; the Connecticut Historical Society; the Connecticut State Library; the Library Company of Philadelphia; the Library of Congress; the libraries of universities such as Brown and Harvard; and private collections.

Early American Newspapers, Series 1:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 718
Number of issues available: 346,395
Number of pages available: 1,512,979
Number of images available: 564,627
Last update: March 31, 2006

Early American Newspapers, Series 2:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 262
Number of issues available: 187,759
Number of pages available: 1,080,349
Last update: Sep. 30, 2009

Early American Newspapers, Series 3:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 133
Number of issues available: 336,000
Number of pages available: 3,408,708
Last update: Sep. 30, 2009

Early American Newspapers, Series 4:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 128
Number of issues available: 169,796
Number of pages available: 1,344,402
Last update: Sep. 30, 2009

Early American Newspapers, Series 5:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 113
Number of issues available: 138,682
Number of pages available: 972,860
Last update: Sep. 30, 2009

Early American Newspapers, Series 6:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 104
Number of issues available: 68,652
Number of pages available: 510,869
Last update: Sep. 30, 2009

Early American Newspapers, Series 7:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 47
Number of issues available: 55,759
Number of pages available: 491,207
Last update: Sep. 30, 2009

Early American Newspapers: 1801-1900:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 462
Number of issues available: 742,916
Number of pages available: 4,008,760
Last update: August 25, 2009

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 3
Number of issues available: 2,197
Number of pages available: 19,923
Last update: Sept. 30, 2009

The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction, 1840-1877:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 156
Number of issues available: 168,968
Number of pages available: 850,397
Last update: Sept. 30, 2009

Hispanic American Newspapers:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 328
Number of issues available: 46,684
Number of pages available: 402,769
Last update: June 26, 2009

20th-Century American Newspapers, Series 1:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 2
Number of issues available: 15,808
Number of pages available: 657,480
Last update: Sept. 30, 2009

20th-Century American Newspapers, Series 2:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 2
Number of issues available: 18,683
Number of pages available: 465,613
Last update: Spet. 30, 2009

20th-Century American Newspapers, Series 3:
Number of uniform newspaper titles available: 2
Number of issues available: 32,239
Number of pages available: 1,236,704
Last update: Sept. 30, 2009


Connect to America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the series on the Readex website

 

  • American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I

  ReadexEAI Upon completion, American Broadsides and Ephemera will offer fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. The remarkably diverse subjects of these broadsides range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War, unusual occurrences and natural disasters to official government proclamations, tax bills and town meeting reports. Featuring many rare items, the pieces of ephemera include clipper ship sailing cards, early trade cards, bill heads, theater and music programs, stock certificates, menus and invitations documenting civic, political and private celebrations.
Connect to American Broadsides and Ephemera from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the series on the Readex website

 

  • American History Through the News

  This digital series has been designed for the use of K-12 educators.
Connect to American History Through the News from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the series on the Readex website

 

  • American State Papers, 1789-1838

  The American State Papers constitute rich primary source material on many aspects of early American history from 1789 to 1838. A retrospective republication of approximately 6280 numbered publications, largely Congressional but also containing Executive Department materials, the American State Paper volumes, issued from 1832-1861, were published in ten classes in a total of 38 folio volumes.

The classes into which the publications were assembled and printed and the number of volumes they occupy are: I: Foreign Relations in six volumes; II: Indian Affairs in two volumes; III: Finance in five volumes; IV: Commerce and Navigation in two volumes; V: Military Affairs in seven volumes; VI: Naval Affairs in four volumes; VII: Post-office Department in one volume; VIII: Public Lands in eight volumes; IX: Claims in one volume; and X: Miscellaneous in two volumes.

Unlike the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, the publications in the American State Papers are not divided into reports and documents and do not include House and Senate journals. Approximately two-thirds of the publications cover the first 14 Congresses (1789-1817), whereas the remaining third chronologically overlap with the Serial Set from 1817-1838.
Connect to American State Papers from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the series on the Readex website

 
  • The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

  Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.
Connect to The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the series on the Readex website
 
  • Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)
    Evans Digital Edition

  ReadexEAI Containing nearly every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639 to 1800, Evans Digital Edition will, upon completion, consist of more than 36,000 works and 2,400,000 images. Based on Charles Evans' comprehensive American Bibliography and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American Bibliography, the collection was first published by Readex in cooperation with AAS as a microform set. Evans Digital Edition will include every item previously produced on microform plus more than 1,200 additional works located, cataloged and digitized since completion of the earlier effort.
Connect to Evans Digital Edition from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the series on the Readex website

 

  • Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
    Shaw-Shoemaker Digital Edition

  ReadexEAI The continuation of Evans Digital Edition, containing books, pamphlets and broadsides published in American between 1801 and 1819, this collection is based on the noted American Bibliography, 1801-1819 by Ralph B. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) includes many state papers and early government materials which chronicle the political and geographic growth of the developing American nation. Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, this primary source collection provides full-text access to over 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides. As of August 2004, the Shaw-Shoemaker Digital Edition is being released in monthly segments over a three-year period.
Connect to Shaw-Shoemaker Digital Edition from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the series on the Readex website

 

 

  Readex Serial Set The bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives constitutes a rich source of primary source material on all aspects of American history. Upon completion, the digital version of the Serial Set will consist of approximately 13,800 volumes and over 12 million pages.

Connect to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from any AAS terminal
or
Locate a library subscribing to the Archive of Americana near you
Read more about the series on the Readex website

 

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Farber Gravestone Collection

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera presents 50,000 contemporaneous photographs, including nearly 30,000 wartime recruiting posters, envelopes, and ephemera. These dramatic images present a historical account of the war.and a view of nineteenth-century America more broadly.from social, military, and political perspectives. Search results appear as thumbnail photo displays, with one click to the larger image and rich bibliographic details. An interactive chronology lets you move along a timeline of historical events and click for a detailed description. Both portraiture and landscape styles are well represented, as well as action and posed photos.
Connect to Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera from any AAS terminal