African American Newspapers, 1827-1998  Connect to African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
  The acquisition of African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, honors the service of Dr. Tom Apple as Provost of the University of Delaware, 2009-2012, and is made possible through the support of the Office of the Provost, the Louis L. Redding Diversity Award, and the University of Delaware Library.
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.

Part of the Readex America’s Historical Newspapers collection, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, was created from the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States including those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society, and the Library of Congress. Selections were guided by James Danky, editor of African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography.

Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY), the first African American newspaper published in the United States, the titles include The Colored Citizen (KS), Arkansas State Press, Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, L’Union (LA), Northern Star and Freeman’s Advocate (NY), Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN), and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S.

Coverage: 1827-1998
Personalization: “My Collection”
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Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Readex, a division of NewsBank, Inc.

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14