?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

19th Century Newspapers to go on-line

The British Library is to put up digital copies of over 1,000,000 pages from 19th century British newspapers in a searchable website. The project is due to be completed in 18 months and will cover many of the out-of-copyright papers.

"Editorials, advertisements and photographs will be archived, as well as news reports, as they are seen as providing insights into the values of British society at the time." (BBC On-line)

People who know me know I have a keen interest in the 19th century side of affairs and to have a resource like this available on the web will be a dream come true.

For the full story please check out "19th Century News Goung Online" (BBC On-Line; Friday 11th June 2004) or the British Library Newspapers Division

 

Comments

adders
Jun. 11th, 2004 02:49 am (UTC)
I used to have access to that for a project I did at University on 19th Century reporting and use of political satire. Ah, the hours I spent in the old reading room at the old British Library, pouring over micro-fiches....

It's a fabulous collection and very different from today's journalism.

Latest Month

May 2015
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow