Cool site of the day: Get a dose of US history…

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Kim Komando recently wrote an article for Fox News (posted on their website) which focused on the historic value of rare newspapers… and made specific mention of the wealth of information available through the Library of Congress. Please enjoy:  Cool Site of the day: Get a dose of history

Resources… The Library of Congress…

May 26, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

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 HistoryBuff.com)  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.