HarpWeek   Connect to HarpWeek
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)

Digitized images of Harper's Weekly, the leading illustrated American periodical of the last half of the nineteenth century. You can browse issues by date, search the index, search for the full text of articles, browse literature by genre, or find people by their cccupation or role in society.

The University of Delaware Library has subscribed to all the portions of HarpWeek, namely The Civil War Era (1857-1865), Reconstruction I (1866-1871), Reconstruction II (1872-1877), Gilded Age I (1878-1883), Gilded Age II (1884-1889), Gilded Age III (1890-1895), Gilded Age IV (1896-1901), Gilded Age V (1902-1907), and Gilded Age VI (1908-1912).

You may browse specific issues of Harper’s Weekly; click on “Browse Issues” on the navigation bar. You may also search the full text of articles, or search indexes or synopes; click on “Search” on the navigation bar.

Coverage: 1857-1912
Permitted Uses: Click on Conditions of Use on the initial screen (“Web Access Agreement”) after connecting.
Output Formats: You may select various image sizes: large, medium, small, or thumbnail. You may view table of contents, full page images, issue thumbnails, or page index.
Help: Click on “Help” on the navigation bar. For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Software Requirements: “Designed for Netscape Navigator 4.x or above OR Internet Explorer 5.x or above at 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher with JavaScript and Cookies enabled.”
Related Resources: The Making of America collections include other digitized 19th-century periodicals.
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: HarpWeek

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

Last modified: 05/19/14