Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922 Thursday, September 27, 2007Posted by handg1988 in updates.
Early American Newspapers is a full-text, searchable database the nation’s historic newspapers. Contributors include the American Antiquarian Society, Connecticut State Library, Library of Congress, as well as other nationally known repositories. This collection is published in parts and the Connecticut State Library has subscriptions to Series, 1, 2, 4 and 5. The majority of the collection dates from the late 1700s to mid 1800s; Series 1 is complete while content is still being added to Series 2, 4 and 5. At this time there are 58 newspaper titles from 15 Connecticut cities and towns. The database may or may not hold a complete collection for each title; for example there are only 5 issues of Sharon’s weekly newspaper, Rural Gazette while a full run of the Middlesex Gazette is available from November 1785 through December 1828. This resource is available to patrons using the public access Internet terminals of the Connecticut State Library.