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New Online Resource: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

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March 15, 2017

Contacts: Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections,, (518) 442-3559; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries,, (518) 442-3568.

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New Online Resource:
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection


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UAlbany students, faculty, and staff may now view thousands of digitized newspapers, images, and documents from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction on the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection database. The database may be accessed here:

Subject Librarian Jesús Alonso-Regalado notes that the "AAS Historical Periodicals Collection database provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912."

Alonso-Regalado further notes that this acquisition drew strong faculty interest and support. "The American Antiquarian Society digital collection provides the University at Albany community with access to one of the most comprehensive historical newspaper collections in the world," says Dr. Christopher L. Pastore, Assistant Professor of History. "This resource creates an infinite number of new possibilities for original research on early American topics, including, among others, the history of American politics, race, class, gender, religion, and the environment. The acquisition of this collection will enrich our American history courses and expand the research possibilities for both our faculty and students at all levels."  

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