Friday, April 15, 2016

New UK Libraries resource: African American Newspapers collection

Front page image of The North Star

With support provided by the William T. Young Library Endowment, UK Libraries purchased access to Accessible Archives’ African American Newspapers.  This collection contains “a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and is rich with first-hand reports of major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and Congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion.”  Titles in the collection include the Christian Recorder, Frederick Douglass’ Paper, Provincial Freeman, and the National Era.  Thanks to our donors for making this purchase possible    

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