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Happy National Library Week 2017!

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or even record their own music.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.


Inside the Archives

Inside the Archives – Winter 2017 – Volume VI Number 1

Winter 2017
Volume VI. Number 1.

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Winter 2017 edition!

2017 is starting off to be another great year for Accessible Archives and you. Accessible Archives continues its commitment to enhancing the user experience and content of our digital collections.

We will be rolling out several new products in the next few months. In addition, we have completed more states in our landmark American County Histories program. To ensure our customers are receiving a complete picture of their usage data, Accessible Archives has commissioned a new COUNTER compliant report from our COUNTER vendor, Scholarly iQ. (more…)


Will we see you in Atlanta at ALA Midwinter?

Stop by  and see us at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta  – January 20-23, 2017

We will be in booth 1249 in the Georgia World Congress Center (Building A, Halls 1-3) with our exclusive sales and marketing agent, Unlimited Priorities.

Every year we look forward to meeting with the dedicated folks at ALA Midwinter and showing off the latest additions to our extensive collection of primary source materials spanning centuries of American History.

Please contact us for an appointment or just drop by and ask about a free trial! (more…)

Accessible Archives Expands 19th and 20th Century Offerings

Malvern, PA (November 17, 2016)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced additional titles in its African American Newspapers and Women’s Suffrage collections, and a new database providing access to a unique aspect of World War I.


AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSPAPERSThese publications expand the current collection of nine titles into the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Freedmen’s Record. Boston, MA 1865–1874

Published by The New England Freedmen’s Aid Society Freedmen’s Record provides a unique look at issues faced by freed slaves and the efforts to provide opportunities for Freedmen entering American society. It exposed the conditions of Freedmen to the Northern public and promoted charitable contributions for use in the society’s Freedmen’s programs and to fund relief efforts in the postwar South.

The Negro Business League Herald. Washington, D.C. 1909

The National Negro Business League (NNBL) promoted African-American “commercial, agricultural, educational, and industrial advancement”. Its credo of black self-assurance and intra-racial cooperation drew on a wide segment of the African American community. The Herald provides insights into the activities and accomplishment of the local Washington, DC NNBL office and the organization in general.


SuffrageThree new titles complement the three feminist titles currently available. This integrated combination forms the newly instituted Women’s Suffrage Collection providing 64 years of coverage leading to women’s enfranchisement in 1920.

The New Citizen. Seattle, WA 1909–1912

Founded and edited by Missouri Hanna, The New Citizen focused on the role of newly-enfranchised women in Washington state. Articles discussed a variety of state and regional issues, including labor legislation, divorce laws, wage disparity between men and women, reproductive rights, and more.

Western Woman Voter. Seattle, WA 1911–1913

Serving women voters throughout the western states Western Woman Voter discussed questions relating to city and state government and the legal rights of women, the home, the child and the school insofar as they were affected by law.

The Remonstrance: An Anti-Suffrage Periodical.  Boston, MA 1890–1913

The Remonstrance was the official publication of the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women. Articles covered state and municipal suffrage defeats, efforts to rescind suffrage in the Western states, radical politics of suffrage, class distinctions between the suffrage and anti-suffrage movements, benefits of the woman’s place in home and the promotion of anti-feminism.


American Military Camp Newspapers

Camp GordonThis new collection provides unparalleled access to unique sources covering the experience of American soldiers in “The War to End All Wars” during the mobilization period in 1916, in the trenches in 1918 and through the occupation of Germany in 1919.  Military camp newspapers kept soldiers informed about the home front, political questions of the day – including those relating to the war itself – progress of their training, and the state of the war abroad.

Personnel, places and events are described, and non-war related items such as advertisements, poetry, short stories, memoirs, jokes and cartoons are included, along with photographs and sketches of camp life.

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Webinar: Leisure and Sports in 19th Century America

Leisure and Sports in 19th Century America

Wednesday, July 13, 10:00am
Thursday, July 14, 2:00pm

With the spread of industrialization in the nineteenth century, American workers and families saw an increase in leisure time and more disposable income than they had ever enjoyed before. What did Americans do with this time and income? Participation in sports, leisure, and amusement activities multiplied. Utilizing a variety of Accessible Archives digital collections, this webinar will trace a variety of leisure activities and sports that dominated the 19th century.

Sign-up and checkout highlights on the evolution of baseball and other sports, vaudeville, recreational pursuits, and amusements. Specific topics include: “exercises prescribed for women,” “city amusements,” Christian law of recreation,” “work and play,” and many others.

The diverse primary source materials contained in Accessible Archives’ databases provide broad views across 200 years of American history and the culture of the 18th and 19th centuries through full-text searches and digital images. Accessible Archives collections permit users to spend more time exploring documents and less time searching for them.

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