Introducing Primary Sources: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

By Meg Barkley and Tina Beis

Looking for a primary source on American culture? Are you interested in American cultural or historical research on centuries gone by? The Roesch Library has you covered with its new subscription to the online American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection.

Partnering with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial period through the Civil War and Reconstruction, this database provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

The 50 thematic subsets from AAS Historical Periodicals include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals not available from any other source and provide rich content detailing American history and culture from the mid-17th century through the early-20th century.

Subject matter in both editorial content and advertising ranges from health, women's issues, science and the history of slavery to industry and professions, religious issues, arts and culture, and more. Both students and faculty members can find historical resources from a variety of interest areas. Learn more about these collections and start your search today by accessing the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection from Roesch Library’s list of databases.

Want to know more about the collection? See this PDF flyer.

- Meg Barkley,  Life & Health Sciences Librarian and Tina Beis, Discovery Services Librarian

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