Collection Directory

African American Newspapers, 1827-1909
Publications included: The Canadian Observer, The Christian Recorder; The Colored American; Frederick Douglass’ Paper; The Freedmen’s Record; Frederick Douglass Monthly; Freedom’s Journal; The National Era; The Negro Business League Herald; The North Star; Provincial Freeman; Weekly Advocate. [Learn More]

Accessible Archives’ open access publication of The AMAROC News provides a unique opportunity to investigate post-World War I Americans in Germany and enhances the research experience for students and faculty studying the social and military history of America at the beginning of the Jazz Age. [Learn More]

America & World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers, 1916-1923
Insights from these publications include: what it was like to leave home by both recruits and draftees, the initial excitement of training, the drudgery of camp life, attitudes toward officers and fellow soldiers, the clash of arms, and news about the enemy. Camp personnel, places, and events are described with a richness that brings new credibility and perspective to scholarly research. [Learn More]

American County Histories
Over a million pages of content  encompassing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Research possibilities in local history, women and African American experiences, government, the medical and legal professions, churches, industry, commerce, education, geology, geography, weather, transportation, wars, noted celebrations, health, vital statistics, and others. [Learn More]

American Inventor
This publication was one of the most prominent of the late 19th Century illustrated mechanical journals. Under publisher and proprietor, J.S. Zerbe and published in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1878 to 1887, the American Inventor grew to a large nationwide circulation. In its advertising, it claimed “contains in a year reading matter equal to 800 book pages and 300 illustrations of everything new in the field of mechanical thought.” In 1882, the publication included 400 more illustrations than any other mechanical periodical published. [Learn More]

The Civil War Collection, 1855-1869
Newspaper and e-book content subdivided into these parts: A Newspaper Perspective, The Soldiers’ Perspective, The Generals’ Perspective, A Midwestern Perspective, Iowa’s Perspective, Northeast Regimental Histories, and Abraham Lincoln Library Abolitionist Books. [Learn More]

Frank Leslie’s Weekly, 1855-1922
Full run of issues and includes articles on: slavery and abolition; politics, elections, and political parties; the Civil War; industrialization and technology development; business, commerce, and commodities; society and culture; women’s rights and suffrage; African American society and economics; immigration; the world in conflict; labor and radicalism; religion; and featured columns on music, the stage, fashion, fine arts, sports, and literature. [Learn More]

Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830-1898
Comprised of articles on fashion, entertainment, health and hygiene, recipes, and remedies, morality, gems and jewelry, handcrafts, marriage, education, suffrage, “hearth and home,” dating and marriage, African American and immigrant women, the role of women in foreign countries, brief biographies of leading personalities, literature, and more. Includes the full color plates as they originally appeared. [Learn More]

The Liberator, 1831-1865
Includes printed or reprinted letters, broadsides, reports, sermons, debates, conference proceedings, and news stories relating to American slavery, emancipation, appeals for funding, anti-African colonization, slave codes, women’s rights, the break with Frederick Douglass, “bleeding Kansas,” slave unrest in the West Indies and others. [Learn More]

National Anti-Slavery Standard, 1840-1870
Features personal accounts, essays, debates, speeches, events, and reports in relation to the slavery question in America and other parts of the world.  [Learn More]

Native Americans in History
This compilation delivers a unique opportunity to investigate through newspaper articles, editorials, and books the political, social, and cultural history of native peoples and their interactions with governments, settlers, and the U.S. military from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. This new derivative collection provides the chance for an institution to tap into Accessible Archives’ historical collections they may not own. Part I: Newspapers, 1728-1922. Part II: Books, 1663-1928, [Learn More]

The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800
Subdivided into four parts: “Benjamin Franklin’s Newspaper” (1728–1750),  “The French & Indian War” (1751–1765), “The American Revolution” (1766–1783), and “The New Republic” (1784–1800). Includes articles, editorials, letters, news items, travel stories, classified ads, employment notices, lost and found goods and advertisements, covering the Western Hemisphere, from the Canadian Maritime Provinces through the West Indies and North and South America. [Learn More]

Quarantine and Disease Control in America Series, Parts I-II
Deadly epidemics have been challenging the populace since the earliest settlers came to American shores. You can research and read first-hand accounts of American infectious diseases using Accessible Archives’ latest collection: Quarantine and Infectious Disease Control in America Series. Part I: Newspapers, 1736-1922. Part II: Books, 1823-1928. [Learn More]

South Carolina Newspapers, 1732-1780
Includes: South Carolina Gazette, The Gazette of the State of South-Carolina, South Carolina Gazette & Country Journal, and the South Carolina & American General Gazette. Highlights on slavery and the slave trade, agriculture, plantation life, relations with Native Americans, immigration, indentured servitude, and outbreaks of disease. Also highlighted are notices of births, deaths, marriages, estate auctions, and advertisements, particularly those for runaway slaves. [Learn More]

The Virginia Gazette, 1736-1780
Articles on colonial culture, slavery, commerce and trade, agriculture and plantation life, land disputes, relations with Native Americans, upland migration, indentured servitude, immigration, and includes notices of births, deaths, marriages, estate auctions, and advertisements, including those for runaway slaves. Comprises all three versions of The Virginia Gazette published between 1736 and 1780 in Williamsburg. [Learn More]

The Woman’s Tribune, 1883-1909
Consists of articles and news on women’s suffrage and political rights, suffrage leaders, rural women of the Midwest and West, political and international issues, local, regional, & national politics, labor laws, Women’s Leagues, Woman’s Political Party, national political parties, anti-suffrage, marriage and divorce, property laws, reproductive rights, African Americans, tradeswomen, international suffrage movement, crime, national women’s suffrage organizations, law enforcement, Spanish-American War, Native American women, health and medical practice, education, National Federation of Women’s Clubs, women’s patriotic organizations, and others. [Learn More]

Women’s Suffrage Collection
Includes the publications: The Lily, 1849-1851; National Citizen and Ballot Box, 1878-1881; The Revolution, 1868-1872; The New Citizen, 1909-1912; The Western Woman Voter, 1911-1913; The Remonstrance, 1890-1913; The National Standard: A Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal, 1870-1872; and the compilations: The 19th Amendment Victory: A Newspaper History, 1762-1922; and The 19th Amendment Victory: Books, 1812-1923. [Learn More]

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