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These new enhancements will replicate the user experience that your patrons know well. Within the unique Accessible Archives primary source collections, students, faculty, and librarians will go beyond just the facts and figures of history and into a deeper understanding of their search topic.

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Accessible Archives and University of Delaware Complete Partnership

Accessible Archives and University of Delaware Complete Partnership

New Agreement Will Enhance Research for Colored Conventions Project

Malvern, PA (May 24, 2016) — An agreement between Accessible Archives and the University of Delaware’s (UD) Colored Conventions Project (CCP) will allow the innovative use of Accessible Archives’ databases. These include African American Newspapers: The 19th Century, The Liberator and National Anti-Slavery Standard. Accessible Archives’ extension of its standard academic use license will expose those important materials, and additional collections, to the many visitors to the CCP website.

The CCP is a digital collection and teaching website used by students, community scholars and professors across the globe.  This agreement allows CCP, along with the project’s national teaching partners and the thousands of students who engage in original research through CCP’s curriculum, to present images from Accessible Archives’ databases on its ColoredConventions.org website. The agreement was coordinated by Unlimited Priorities LLC, the exclusive sales and marketing representative for Accessible Archives.

The CCP, which brings 19th-century Black organizing to digital life, is pleased to partner with Accessible Archives and to celebrate the company’s long history of productive partnerships with UD”, said P. Gabrielle Foreman, the project’s faculty director and Ned B. Allen Professor of English and professor of history and Black American studies at UD. “The historic Colored Conventions were symbiotically connected with many of the 19th-century African American newspapers offered by Accessible Archives, so this agreement will be a great boon for Colored Conventions’ many users.”

Ann Ardis, UD’s senior vice provost for graduate and professional education and director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, which provided CCP with its first funding, also praised the agreement. “We are thrilled that Accessible Archives will play such a pivotal role in our public humanities outreach to share this rich chapter of African American history,” Ardis said. “With the help of Accessible Archives, the Colored Conventions Project will add greatly to contemporary understandings of the long history of African American struggles for racial justice.”

Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, responded: “Unlimited Priorities specializes in creating partnerships that provide researchers with better access to relevant content.  As the goals of Accessible Archives and University of Delaware were totally in synch, this agreement will benefit the entire information community.”

About Accessible Archives, Inc.

Accessible Archives utilizes a team of digital technology and conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microform, hard copy or as images only. Databases containing diverse primary source materials – leading books, newspapers and periodicals – reflect broad views across 18th and 19th century American. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars and students at all academic levels. Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives.

About Unlimited Priorities LLC

Unlimited Priorities LLC utilizes its highly skilled group of professionals to provide a variety of support services to small and medium-sized companies in the information industry. The Archival Initiatives Division (AID) offers practical consultative services to libraries, historical societies and associations. AID provides advice and assistance in archival content selection, rights ownership, project management, workflow analysis, production, distribution of converted content and interaction with commercial entities. We recognize that each location or organization is unique, requiring customized and locally-based solutions. By coordinating a library’s project requirements with commercial firms’ interests, Unlimited Priorities creates an atmosphere of mutual cooperation while organizing a successful process at a reasonable cost.

Contacts:

Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
239-549-2384
iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com
Peter Stevens
Unlimited Priorities LLC
Marketing and Sales for Accessible Archives
215-947-0282
peter.stevens@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com

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February 2016 Webinar Schedule

This month we are hosting three free webinars on two topics:

Frank Leslie’s Weekly

February 17th, Wednesday, 10am EST
February 18th, Thursday, 1pm EST

This 30-minute webinar will trace America’s development in the 19th and early 20th centuries through this complete collection of the nation’s first illustrated weekly. It will highlight every phase of the evolution of American popular culture over 70 years. In addition, the webinar will illustrate how the Weekly chronicles the nation heading into the catastrophic conflict between North and South, postwar industrial growth and the rise of cities, and the movement westward. By unlocking the immediate past scholars can better understand the events leading to our present day concerns and issues.

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Use of Primary Sources and Interface/Searchability

February 24th, Wednesday, 10am EST

This 30-minute presentation will focus on the importance of using primary sources and how to locate those documents that will provide the best opportunities for reference librarians, faculty and students to “dig into the past” and discover the essential history that defines our society.

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Slave’s labor pays the Preacher (1831)

The following (says the Trumpet) is an extract of a letter from a gentleman of high standing in South Carolina. It needs no comment.

‘While I was at Prince Edward Court House in Virginia, I learnt there was a Presbyterian Society at that place, which owned a gang of Negroes, perhaps 30 or 40 – these are hired out from year to year, and the proceeds of their labor pays the Preacher. What do you Yankees think of this?’

William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator was a weekly abolitionist newspaper published in Boston. The paper held true to the founder’s ideals. Garrison was a journalistic crusader who advocated the immediate emancipation of all slaves and gained a national reputation for being one of the most radical of American abolitionists.

Source: The Liberator, April 2, 1891


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1906 Oldsmobile Ad in Frank Leslie’s Weekly

Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobiles produced for most of its existence by General Motors. It was founded by Ransom E. Olds on August 21, 1897. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing, Michigan factory. When it was phased out in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque, and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler, Peugeot and Tatra.

This ad for Oldsmobile appeared in Frank Leslie’s Weekly on May 24, 1906.

Your Best Business Partner — The Oldsmobile

Just consider: Low first cost, low operating expense, freedom from disorders, durability in service, easy and dependable control–six convincing facts demonstrated by the Oldsmobile . Will send you six times six convincing facts on your written request. Now it’s up to you.

The Oldsmobile Standard Runabout, Model B–the car as indispensable to business economy as the telephone, the typewriter or the sewing machine–is now built with either straight or curved front. Its 7 h. p. single cylinder, water-cooled motor gives efficiency without complication. Price unchanged, $650.

The Oldsmobile Palace Touring Car, Model S–an American car, the product of American brains. Send for booklet telling why this four-cylinder 28 h. p. machine can give you more style, stability and go for $2250 than any other car on the market at double the money.

The Double-Action Olds, Model L–the car with two working strokes to every revolution of the crank–is the “proper” thing in automobiles–the talk of the year. The absence of valves, guides, cams, and other intricacies attracts the novice–satisfies the expert. Its motor has only three working parts. It takes hills on high speed where other cars are forced into low gear. Its price with complete equipment, $1250. “Double-Action booklet” on request. It’s good reading. Address Dept. L. W.

Olds Motor Works, Lansing, Mich., U. S. A

.Member of Association Licensed Automobile Manufacturers.
Canadian trade supplied from Canadian Factory, Packard Electric Co., Ltd., St. Catherines, Ont.

Frank Leslie’s Weekly, published from 1855 to 1922, was an American illustrated news publication started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. While only 30 copies of the first edition were printed, by 1897 its circulation had grown to an estimated 65,000 copies.
1906 Oldsmobile Ad

1906 Oldsmobile Ad