Newly Completed Titles Available from Accessible Archives

Newest African American Newspaper and Women’s Suffrage Collections

Now Fully Imaged and Searchable

 Malvern, PA (August 22, 2017)Accessible Archives, Inc., an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced the completion of additional titles in its African American Newspapers and Women’s Suffrage collections.

The five newspapers are now fully imaged, with the XML TEI Lite DTD utilized to re-key each article at the highest accuracy level, resulting in optimum search results and clean text. MARC records also are included.


While the women’s rights movement originated in the Northeast, Western states and territories were more favorable to women’s suffrage. Between 1893 and 1918 more than a dozen of these adopted amendments granting women the right to vote. Two publications based in Washington State served newly-enfranchised women throughout the West:

  • The New Citizen. Seattle, WA 1909–1912
  • Western Woman Voter. Seattle, WA 1911–1913

Not all women supported universal suffrage. Originating in Massachusetts, this periodical provided a forum for those opposing the expansion of voting rights to women.

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


African American Newspapers: The 19th Century was selected for inclusion in the inauguration of this new database.  We thank the reviewer, Lauren Stern, SUNY Cortland, for her assessment. Among her observations were:

“(the) database provides access to full-text transcriptions and digital scans of primary sources … The transcriptions are, overall, of excellent quality … complete and ungarbled.”

 “The user interface is very simple to use, and researchers will find many standard searching features (including Boolean, truncation, and limiters).”

 “The Accessible Archives database emerges as a clear leader in the [Library Integration] area, due to its compatibility with several discovery services and the availability of MARC records and standardized usage statistics.”

Read the full review.


 These additions expand the current collection of nine titles into the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Freedmen’s Record. Boston, MA 1865–1874

Provides a unique look at issues faced by freed slaves and the efforts to provide opportunities for Freedmen entering American society.

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

 This publication of The National Negro Business League promoted African-American commercial, agricultural, educational and industrial advancement.

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 America. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars and students at all academic levels.

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 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.

Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives,


Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
Bob Lester
Unlimited Priorities LLC

All images included in blog posts are from either Accessible Archives collections or out of copyright public sources unless otherwise noted. Common sources include the Library of Congress, The Flickr Commons, Wikimedia Commons, and other public archives.

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