What time period do your newspapers cover?

Our newspapers cover a very broad span of history: currently from the early 1700s up to the 1950s.

When we launched in 2011, we initially focused on newspapers from the 1800s as these are out of copyright, meaning we do not need to ask permission from the publishers to make them available. Since then, we have added a number of newspapers from the first half of the 1900s and continue to digitise new newspapers from the entire 1700-1950 time period.

Today, the bulk of our newspapers cover the period from 1830 to 1950. We have many more pages from the 1830s onwards because of the massive growth of the newspaper industry at this time.

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