Thursday, March 09, 2017

TRIAL: Harper's Weekly 1857-1912

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the ‘Harper's Weekly 1857-1912’ digital archive until 9th April 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Harper’s Weekly
(Login required off campus)

Harper’s Weekly was the definitive newspaper of record for the latter part of the nineteenth century and early twentieth. It had broad national distribution and some international, a circulation that exceeded 100,000 and peaked at 300,000, and effective readership of at least half a million people. Harper's Weekly: 1857–1912 is the definitive version of the newspaper in electronic form.

Illustrations are indexed to allow retrieval of topics, places, portraits and visual content; e.g., slaves escaping to the Union side are indexed as contrabands. Cartoon indexing allows users to search by subject as well as by character. More than 100,000 advertisements are indexed topically (jewellery, cough remedies, political campaign merchandise) as well as by manufacturer or retailer. Harper’s Weekly: 1857–1912  also has more than 10,000 pages of annotations, essays, and notes that provide detailed explications of materials in the database. Examples include The Presidential Elections, 1860-1884, as depicted in Political Cartoons and Prints, which provides a comprehensive overview of the role of political cartoons in presidential elections from Abraham Lincoln to Grover Cleveland.

After trying Harper’s Weekly, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great resource and well worth having.