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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we’ve added 121,796 pages to The Archive.

Joining The Archive for the first time is The Mansfield Reporter.  This Nottinghamshire paper joins five other titles for the county. Once digitisation is complete we plan to have issues from 1858 to 1937.

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The Mansfield Reporter is invaluable for anyone researching topics touching on the East Midlands region.   As might be expected the paper took a keen interest in the fate of the Sherwood Foresters regiment during the First World War.

The paper’s byline used a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay ‘Goethe, or, the Writer’ to give voice to high the ideals of journalism.

In the high refinement of modern life, in arts, in sciences, in books, in men, to exact good faith, reality and a purpose; and first, last, midst, and without end, to honor every truth by use.

New Titles
Years added
Mansfield Reporter 1859, 1878-1894, 1913-1927, 1937


Updated Titles

We’ve updated 21 existing titles, filling gaps and adding years which are no longer in copyright.  We have updated titles for England, Scotland and Ireland.

You can learn more about each of the titles we have added to this week by clicking on their names. On each paper’s title page you can read a FREE sample issue, learn more about our current holdings, and our plans for digitisation.

Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Wednesday 07 May 1975
Newcastle Evening Chronicle – Wednesday 07 May 1975

For those interested in more recent events we have added issues from the 1970s to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.  This brings our coverage of this newspaper from 1914 to 1980.  Modern papers are an excellent source for researching popular culture of the post-war period.  In May 1975 the Newcastle Evening Chronicle reported on a potenial ban to a Bay City Rollers’ performance after ‘hysterical scenes’ at a previous concert at Newcastle City Hall resulted some fans being crushed and hospitalised.

Years added
Bolton Evening News 1899
Boston Guardian 1938
Bradford Observer 1897
Bristol Daily Post 1876
Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) 1900, 1902, 1911
Donegal Independent 1915-1916
Dublin Evening Telegraph 1875
Globe 1840-1841, 1906-1907
Hampshire Telegraph 1958
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 1958
Lichfield Mercury 1958
Middlesex & Surrey Express 1886
Newcastle Evening Chronicle 1966, 1970-1979
Northern Daily Telegraph 1910
Ross Gazette 1911
Shetland Times 1911
Shields Daily News 1873
South London Chronicle 1893
Wigan Observer and District Advertiser 1911
Windsor and Eton Express 1911
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 1931

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You can keep up to date with all the latest additions by visiting the recently added page.  You can even look ahead to see what we’re going to add tomorrow.



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