NewspaperArchive.com

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NewspaperArchive.com is a commercial online database of digitized newspapers. The site was launched in 1999 by its parent company, Heritage Microfilm, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[1]

As of June 2008, NewspaperArchive.com said it provided full text search for 909 million articles on 85 million pages over 240 years that represented 2,875 publication titles in more than 748 cities. As of 2012, the product includes newspapers from Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.[2]

Searches can be conducted by keyword, date, and location. Results are free, but access to the newspaper articles available to download in PDF format requires a subscription. Searching is available directly from newspaperarchive.com or via news.google.com/archivesearch. The company says that it follows the Automated Content Access Protocol in which its clients have a say in what is available online. A reviewer in 2004 observed: "Newspaperarchive is notorious for electronically providing the wrong search dates. ... An '1848' newspaper might be from '1948.' A '1949' newspaper might be from '1994.' Even the newspaper title might be wrong. Also, if you have a dial-up modem, downloading the actual page can be slow."[3]

The digitized newspapers that are currently available and OCR'd represent a fraction of the 150 million pages of historical documents that Heritage Microfilm maintains in its microform archive. According to NewspaperArchive.com, it is microfilming 2.5 million pages of newspapers each month and has 180,000 reels of microfilm.[4][5]

Update: It appears that Newspaperarchive.com is no longer adding new content. It has removed the Recently Added and What's New sections from its website, shows no new content beyond 2011 on its Facebook page, and does not respond to inquiries as to whether it is continuing to add new content.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heritage Archives, Inc. "About us". Newspaperarchive.com. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Heritage Archives Inc. "Newspaperarchive.com". 855 Wright Bros. Blvd., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Barry Popik (2004). "Digital Historical Newspapers : A Review of the Powerful New Research Tools". Journal of English Linguistics (Sage) 32. 
  4. ^ "HeritageArchives.org". HeritageArchives.org. 2005-06-27. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Our Mission". NewspaperArchive.com. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 

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