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Expansion of Boston Globe Collection Brings Researchers Back to 1872

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Jamie Dendy
j.dendy [at]
(617) 373-3344
Research and Instruction
Resource Management

Northeastern University Libraries is pleased to announce the purchase of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Boston Globe collection, which provides access to newspapers published from 1872-1979. This digitized collection complements the Library's existing subscription to the current online Boston Globe collection (1980 to date).

The historical Boston Globe collection allows full text searching, from cover to cover, and includes advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, and photographs. The collection not only provides significance for historians, but it also serves as a barometer of changing business, cultural, and social trends. Matthews Distinguished Professor of Music, Judith Tick, states, "The Boston Globe is more than a city newspaper; it is the newspaper of record for New England. Given its regional stature, the Globe is an indispensible resource for research across the humanities and arts."

The historical Boston Globe collection joins an expanding collection of interdisciplinary, primary source materials, including the London Times (1785-1985) and Historical Black Newspapers (1910-2002), made available through Northeastern University Libraries.

For more information about the historical Boston Globe or about other historical, primary source collections at Snell Library, please contact Jamie Dendy at j.dendy [at] or (617) 373-3344.

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