Resources… The Library of Congress…

May 26, 2009 by  
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loc_banner1The Library of Congress has a wonderful collection of original newspapers along with an extensive digitized database of American titles.  An informative website is maintained in an effort to provide useful information related to rare and historic newspapers.  They describe themselves as:loc_chronicling-america

“The Serial & Government Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. It is exceptionally strong in US newspapers, with 9,000 titles covering the past three centuries. With over 25,000 non-US titles, it is the largest collection of overseas newspapers in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the Division also has extensive collections of current periodicals (70,000 titles) comic books (6,000 titles) and government publications (1 million items).”

Some of the features to be found at their Newspaper Division’s website are webcasts, a searchable data base, full text versions of many newspapers and periodicals, and a link to their ongoing project “Chronicling America”.   Although we at Rare Newspapers maintain an extensive list of common reprints (thanks to Rick Brown at  the Library of Congress also has an abbreviated list of common reprints with descriptions as to how one can determine whether their issue is authentic…  or not.

Thanks L.O.C. for your ongoing efforts on behalf of historic newspapers.

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One Response to “Resources… The Library of Congress…”

  1. Steve Keller on May 27th, 2009 12:47 am

    Great website and fantastic blog. Thanks for the effort you put into it.

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