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Resources for Colored Conventions Research at the University of Delaware: 19th-Century Newspapers

Searching Historical Newspapers

Guides to African American Newspapers

Locating Weekly Anglo-African Issues

Saving and Printing Newspaper Articles

Databases for Full-Text Historical Newspapers




Print and Digitized Newspaper Issues from the Center for Research Libraries

The UD Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). Items can be borrowed from CRL through interlibrary loan, even if they are print newspapers. Christian Recorder microfilm reels are available.

The CRL offers selected digitized issues of historical newspapers such as the Weekly Anglo-African. Click here to search the CRL catalog for available digitized issues.

Sample Newspapers Available on Microfilm in the UD Library

Microforms are photographic reproductions of printed materials in reduced size. In order to be read, they must be enlarged by a machine. Microform equipment includes digital microform scanners, reader/printers, and some manual fiche and film readers.

The UD Library has the microfilm set Negro Newspapers on Microfilm. The set includes African American titles in the American Antiquarian Society, filmed by Library of Congress (roughly 1883 to 1931, with a few dating back to 1865 and up to 1946). Approximately 100 titles. Most are small runs; several titles may appear on one roll.

Sample titles include:
Frederick Douglass' Paper (Microfilm no. 2210, reel 11/title 9)
Weekly Anglo-African (Microfilm no. 2210, reel 5/title 3; Microfilm no. 2258)

For more information, click the Microform Collections tab (above).

Other Publications of Interest

Subject Librarian

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Carol Rudisell
Reference & Instructional Services Dept.
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Subjects:African American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Ethnic Studies, Foundations and Grants, History, Sexuality Studies, Women and Gender Studies