Two historical newspaper collections were recently added to Atkins Library. They can be accessed from the library home page by clicking on the Databases tab. Links have also been added to the History, Latin American Studies and Africana Studies research guides.
The largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This unique resource will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.
Caribbean Newspapers: Series I: Title List
An essential complement to Latin American Newspapers, 1805-1922, this second series dramatically expands the number of titles available from this region, including from some countries and cities not represented in the inaugural collection. Latin American Newspapers, Series 2 features important titles from Argentina (Buenos Aires); Belize (Belize City); Bolivia (Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Potosi, Sucre); Brazil (Amazonas, Belem, Rio de Janeiro); Chile (Santiago, Valparaiso); Colombia (Bogotá, Popayán); Costa Rica (San José); Cuba (Havana); Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo); Ecuador (Guayaquil, Machala); El Salvador (Cojutepeque, San Salvador, San Vicente); Guatemala (Antigua, Guatemala, Quetzaltenango); Haiti (Port-au-Prince); Honduras (Comayagua, Juticalpa, Tegucigalpa); México (Matamoros, México City, Monterrey, Morelia, Puebla de Zaragoza, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Veracruz, Toluca de Lerdo); Nicaragua (Granada, León, Managua, Masaya, San Juan del Norte); Panamá (Panamá, Penonomé, Santiago de Veraguas); Paraguay (Asunción); Peru (Lima); and Venezuela (Caracas, Ciudad Bolivar, Cumaná).
Latin American Newspapers, Series II: Notable Titles
Latin American Newspapers, Series II: Title List
UNC Charlotte Atkins Library is one of the funding libraries of the Independent Voices project which is digitizing over 1 million pages from 20th century magazines, journals and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries.
Independent Voices is a collection that chronicles the transformative decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s through the lens of an independent alternative press. The collection includes serials “produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBTs, anarchists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines.”
Through January 2017 Reveal Digital will release seven series on the alternative press. You can already access publications in the Feminist, LGBT, and GI Press series. When completed, the collection will represent the largest digital collection of alternative press titles, with complete runs of over 1,000 titles and 1,000,000 pages.
Browse the target title lists and access the collection through the regular channels: direct link, Databases tab on the library home page, and History Research Guide. Due to a unique funding model established by Reveal Digital, Independent Voices will become an open access collection in January 2019.
UNC Charlotte Atkins Library recently acquired access to the only digital archive of the humor and satire magazine, Punch. The themes discussed could be useful for many classes on the social and political history of the 19th and 20th century. Consider incorporating a primary source assignment that allows students to explore the archive during class or a library session.
From 1841 to 1992 Punch was the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire. From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity – and how the rest of the world saw the British. The fully text searchable online archive of Punch ─ Punch Historical Archive 1841–1992 ─ is available for scholars, students and the general researcher to explore. The archive is an unrivalled resource for researching and teaching 19th and 20th century political and social history on key themes such as World War I and World War II; Wars and Conflicts; Colonialism, Imperialism and End of Empire; Impact of New Technology and Modernity; Public Health, Conservation and Environmentalism; Social Change; and The Role of Women.”
Accessible Archives provides online access to primary source materials from 18th and 19th century publications. Collections include nineteenth century African American newspapers, American county histories, American Civil War primary source documents, genealogical materials, and more. It is a wonderful resource for researchers and students of U.S. History.
The Accessible Archives blog highlights these primary source collections among others.
Learn more about the resources available through Accessible Archives:
- African American Newspapers
- Frank Leslie’s Weekly
- Godey’s Lady’s Book
- The Liberator
- The Lily
- National Anti-Slavery Standard
- National Citizen and Ballot Box
- The Pennsylvania Gazette
- The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue
- The Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County
- The Revolution
- Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman
- South Carolina Newspapers
- The Virginia Gazette
Marc Bess, Director of Usability at the Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab, used Omeka to create a virtual exhibit of Silver Age superhero comic books from the Atkins Library Special Collections. The exhibit particularly highlights comics of the era published by industry leaders DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Selected comics from the collection will also be on display at Atkins Library later in the semester.
UNC Charlotte faculty members and graduate students can use Omeka to create digital exhibits and collections with primary source material from Atkins Library Special Collections.
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming.
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