The database features large urban newspapers such as the New York Herald, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Milwaukee Sentinel as well as smaller regional titles across the United States. Some titles include only one or two issues, while others include larger runs. Check the titles list for coverage.
Digitized from microfilm: Yes
Original sources: Boston Public Library, Harvard University, Library of Congress, Case Western Reserve Historical Society, Colorado Historical Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Idaho Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society, Syracuse University.
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Articles about the effects of digitization on historical newspapers generally
Media historian Bob Nicholson deconstructs digital newspapers in order to explore how they differ from their paper originals
using case studies from his research. The Digital Turn
. Paywalled article. Describing issues with nineteenth-century newspaper databases generally, not this database in particular, the authors of this article write, the material to be searched consists not of newspapers, but interpretations of newspapers
. Electronic Text Analysis and Nineteenth-Century Newspapers: TokenX and the Richmond Daily Dispatch
, Elizabeth Lorang, Brian Pytlik Zillig. Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Volume 54, Number 3, Fall 2012, pp. 303-323. Paywalled article.
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