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Accessible Archives Gifts Customers with History of Woman Suffrage

In Honor of Women’s History Month

History of Woman Suffrage has been digitized as a high quality eBook and is now available free of charge in perpetuity to all Accessible Archives subscription and permanent access customers.  Edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage, this history of the women’s suffrage movement, primarily in the United States, is a major source for primary documentation about the women’s suffrage movement from its beginnings through the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which enfranchised women in the U.S. in 1920. A compilation of first person accounts, History of Woman Suffrage has been described as “the fundamental primary source for the women’s suffrage campaign” and “the major, if not the definitive, collection of primary source materials on the nineteenth-century movement.

This is the third FREE eBook from Accessible Archives, the first being Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, written by Sarah H. Bradford, mounted in 2013.  It covers the life of the African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy from before the American Civil War until her death in 2013. The second eBook, Twelve Years A Slave, is Solomon Northup’s first-hand account of how fugitive slave laws that allowed African Americans who could not prove their free status to be taken into slavery affected his own life.

History of Woman Suffrage is the latest addition to Accessible Archives’ rich collection of Women’s History databases:

Godey’s Lady’s Book 1830-1898

In addition to extensive fashion descriptions and plates, early issues included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health and hygiene, recipes and remedies and the like. Gradually the periodical matured into an important literary magazine containing extensive book reviews, and works by Poe, Hawthorne, Longfellow and many other celebrated 19th century authors. Godey’s Lady’s Book also was a vast reservoir of handsome illustrations, and this database contains all the color plates.

The Lily 1849-1856

This first newspaper for women was issued from 1849 until 1853 under the editorship of Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894). Published in Seneca Falls, New York and priced at 50 cents a year, the newspaper began as a temperance journal but began to include articles about other subjects of interest to women, such as temperance, child-bearing and education. Eventually it turned to the issue of women’s rights, writing about laws unfair to women and demanding change

National Citizen and Ballot Box 1876-1881

This monthly journal, owned and edited by Matilda Joslyn Gage, helped lead and publicize the suffrage movement in the United States. Her intentions for the paper stated: “Its especial object will be to secure national protection to women citizens in the exercise of their rights to vote…it will oppose Class Legislation of whatever form…Women of every class, condition, rank and name will find this paper their friend.” Each edition included regular columns about prominent women in history and female inventors.

The Revolution 1868-1872

A weekly women’s rights newspaper, this was the official publication of the National Woman Suffrage AssociationThe Revolution confronted subjects not discussed in most mainstream publications of the time including sex education, rape, domestic violence, divorce, prostitution and reproductive rights, and was instrumental in attracting working-class women to the movement by devoting columns to concerns such as unionization and discrimination against female workers.

Complete information about these and our other collections may be found on our website:

Sale Pricing for these four databases is available through May 31, 2014. Please contact our exclusive sales agent, Unlimited Priorities.

Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC®

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Facts about our New Collection – American County Histories: The Southwest

We continue to expand our  American County Histories database with the addition of five Southwest states.  They join the previously-available county collections of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, Southeast and West regions. We will add coverage of additional areas of the country – Central and Midwest – throughout the course of the year.  Published primarily between 1870 and 1923, county histories are a cornerstone of local historical and genealogical research.

Flag of ArizonaOf Arizona’s counties four (Mohave, Pima, Yavapai and Yuma) were created in 1864 following the organization of the Arizona Territory in 1862.  All but La Paz County were created by the time Arizona was granted statehood in 1912.  The names of many of the counties pay tribute to the state’s Native American heritage.  Nine of the fifteen counties are named after various native groups that are resident in parts of what is now Arizona.  Three of the other counties have Spanish names from the language of the early Hispanic explorers of Arizona. (more…)

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Collection Expansion: American County Histories – The Southwest

Accessible Archives Continues
American County Histories Expansion
Part V: Southwest States Added

Malvern, PA (January 24, 2014) – Accessible Archives, Inc.™, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced the further expansion of its collection American County Histories. The addition of The Southwest will complement the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and West regional collections. Included states are Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, the state with the single largest number of counties in The United States. Future plans call for additional coverage of states within the Midwest and Central regions.

Published primarily between 1870 and 1923, county histories are a cornerstone of local historical and genealogical research. They provide historians and genealogists with regional overviews and general community conditions. Ancestor research often yields collateral information about neighbors, friends and associates of family members. Additional subject areas include government, medical and legal professions, churches, industries, schools, celebrations, fire departments, cemeteries, transportation, and local and regional geological conditions. For an overview of non-traditional uses and original sources, please see our whitepaper on the topic.

As with all Accessible Archives databases these volumes will be carefully imaged, then each article will be keyed and XML-tagged. This combination of imaged pages backed by re-keyed text makes it easier to navigate the database and to locate desired images and articles. The databases may be searched by individual county, across a state or region, or throughout the entire country as a unified entry.

Tom Nagy, COO of Accessible Archives, commented, “We continue to move forward as the foremost digitized source for nationwide coverage of county histories. Many of the current online volumes are not fully searchable. Our search capabilities allow the user to move beyond these limitations. And by re-keying each article rather than using dirty OCR we are delivering more user-friendly and accurate search results. This painstaking work eventually will result in coverage of all 50 states.”

In its role as exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, Unlimited Priorities LLC™ continues to help expedite this ongoing project by providing technical and production assistance, product development and licensing agreements.

About Accessible Archives, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives utilizes computer technology and a team of conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy or as images only. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. Developed by dedicated instructors and students of Americana, these databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books, newspapers and periodicals then current. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars and students at all academic levels. Accessible Archives has retained Unlimited Priorities LLC as its exclusive sales and marketing agent.


Tom Nagy, COO
Accessible Archives, Inc.
Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC



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Accessible Archives Implements Release 4 of COUNTER

Malvern, PA (January 14, 2014) — Accessible Archives, Inc®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced its compliance with The COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources: Release 4. Release 4 is an integrated Code of Practice covering journals, databases, books, reference works and multimedia content. It replaces both Release 3, incorporating journals and databases, and Release 1, encompassing books and reference works.

COUNTER provides an international extendible Code of Practice for e-Resources that allows the usage of online information products and services to be measured in a credible, consistent and compatible way using vendor-generated data. The changes in Release 4 are a combination of housekeeping to reflect the ongoing changing ways content is becoming available, synchronization of previous versions of the standard and responses to user feedback reflecting an expanded familiarity working with COUNTER reports. Full information on Project COUNTER may be found at:

As with Accessible Archives’ original move to COUNTER, this update was overseen by the British firm ISSEL, a vendor member of COUNTER, and coordinated through Unlimited Priorities LLC, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries. Unlimited Priorities’ previous analysis of Accessible Archives’ statistical reporting requirements and exhaustive vendor research resulted in the previous selection of ISSEL to provide COUNTER service, and they remain the liaison between the two companies.


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ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia

Come see Accessible Archives at ALA Midwinter Meeting 2014

Come see Accessible Archives at ALA Midwinter Meeting 2014!

Back on the East Coast for the first time in four years, the ALA 2014 Midwinter Meeting will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from January 24th to the 28th.

Accessible Archives will be in the exhibit hall in booth number 1168 from January 24-27.

The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting attracts a focused group of top professionals from across the country and across all facets of library and information technology. Every year we look forward to meeting with these dedicated professionals and showing off the latest additions to our extensive collection of primary source materials spanning centuries of American History.

If you would like to set up a meeting at this event please contact us.


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