This week we’ve added 144,026 pages to The Archive and have now over twenty-seven million pages. This week we’ve added new years to five of our existing titles. The new additions include more years for The Scottish Referree one of twelve newspapers in our Sports Collection, and more years for The Music Hall and Theatre Review, which was the most recent addition to our Peforming Arts Collection.
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.
|Music Hall and Theatre Review||1908-1909, 1912|
|Scottish Referee||1893, 1895-1896, 1899|
|Wicklow People||1912-1929, 1931-1976, 1986-2001|
Our sports titles are some of the most popular in The Archive and we are delighted to bring our readers more issues of The Scottish Referee – A Record and Review of Outdoor Recreation. As the tag line suggests this Glaswegian newspaper reported on a variety of variety of sports from around the country. By the mid-1890s the paper increased its publication from once to twice weekly.
In 1899 the paper ran a series called Prominent Scottish Footballers which featured sketches of well-known footballers.
The Birthplace of Golf
As the birth country of golf the Scottish Referee follows the popularisation of the sport with great interest. In January 1893 the paper reported on the fashionable craze for this long established game during 1892.