Scotsman Archives on Line

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Postby Marco Pusterla » 12/15/04 06:33 AM

Hi, everybody!
The Scotsman, Scotland's daily newspaper, has started to put online its archives, fully searchable. At the moment, only the period 1871-1900 is online.

Access is at a charge, but you can still do free searches. The newspaper is particularly interesting to magicians for the articles (first page) about The Great Lafayette and the fire in the theatre which caused his death (unfortunately, it isn't online yet).

The address is: Scotsman\'s Archives

Hope this helps, ciao!
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Postby Bill Mullins » 12/15/04 08:08 AM

The Scotsman has free searches, but charges for access to the articles.

Newspaper archives with free access:
The Brooklyn Eagle
Historic Missouri Newspapers
Quincy Illinois Newspaper Archive
Colorado Historic Newspapers

Utah Historic Newspapers

Alberta Newspapers (browseable, not searchable)

Australian Newspapers (1840\'s)

UK newspapers Barrington Illinois newspaper

Searching for magic content is always interesting. Look, for example, for articles about Milton Franklin Andrews in the Colorado newspapers.

A number of libraries and other institutions have access to the ProQuest Historical Newspapers archives. This may include (depending on the subscription) the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the LA Times, and the Chicago Tribune. If you want to purchase an individual subscription, the cheapest way I've found is through SABR (Society of American Baseball Research).

Other subscription databases with a great deal of newspaper content are Newspaperarchive and Paper of Record.
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