a. Early American Newspapers (1690-1876)

The CDL has acquired Early American Newspapers (1690-1876), a historical collection of American newspapers from Readex/Newsbank.

The Early American Newspapers (EAN) collection was formed by Isaiah Thomas’ collection of colonial and early national period newspapers.  Later, the American Antiquarian Society supplemented the collection by nearly two million issues.  Numerous other institutions and historical societies have also contributed to the collection, including the Boston Athenaeum, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Library of Congress, the libraries of universities, and private collections.

Among its many titles are the Boston Gazette, Massachusetts Spy, Connecticut Journal, and Farmers Repository.  EAN is easy to search via Readex’s Archive of Americana interface, which also includes Early American Imprints Series I (Evans, 1639-1800) and Early American Imprints-Series II (Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819).

This resource was recommended by a wide variety of UC selector groups, endorsed by the Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC), and approved by the Collection Development Committee (CDC).  The license provides perpetual access to the databases for future generations of UC researchers.

Sheila OHare (UC Santa Cruz) is the Resource Liaison.