Tuesday, 25 September 2012

More Irish material on British Newspaper Archive

The following is the latest update to the British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) over the last month:
  • Belfast Morning News, 1879
  • Coventry Evening Telegraph, 1916 - 1917
  • Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, 1857 - 1859, 1861, 1863 - 1864, 1867, 1871
  • Dover Express, 1862
  • Dundee Advertiser, 1866 - 1867
  • Dundee Courier, 1902 - 1903, 1906 - 1908, 1910, 1919 - 1920
  • Gloucestershire Echo, 1934 - 1940
  • Hastings and St Leonards Observer, 1867, 1888
  • Liverpool Daily Post, 1858, 1864, 1866, 1868
  • Newcastle Journal, 1914 - 1915
  • Police Gazette, 1776
  • Shields Daily Gazette, 1855 - 1856, 1862
  • Staffordshire Advertiser, 1795 - 1800, 1802, 1805
  • Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard, 1842
  • Stamford Mercury, 1714, 1717 - 1720, 1722, 1729, 1733, 1740, 1744, 1747, 1754, 1765, 1889
  • Yorkshire Gazette, 1913

As well as the Belfast Morning News making it to the site, albeit for 1879 only at present, I noticed yesterday that the Cork Examiner, which covered only a handful of years from the 1840s a few months back, now has coverage from 1841-1926. Ireland is still woefully represented on the site, however, with only two other titles, the Freeman's Journal and the Belfast Newsletter, present. Both of these have already been made available on the British Library's predecessor site, the 19th Century Newspaper Collection, which can be accessed for free via many local libraries which have a subscription (those in Scotland can access it through signing up to the Licensed Digital Collections of the National Library of Scotland website).

Still, every little crumb helps - but if you want to see a bigger explosion of online newspaper activity, check out the Irish News Archive site at www.irishnewsarchive.com which has added a considerable number of new titles and editions over the last few months. The following titles are now available, with any change in status since last November in brackets:
  • Irish Independent 1905-present
  • Irish Press 1931-1995
  • Irish Farmers Journal 1957-1998
  • Sunday Independent 1906-present
  • Anglo-Celt 1846-2011
  • Butte Independent 1910-1930 (a Boston newspaper - new)
  • City Tribune 1984-present
  • Connacht Sentinel 1927-present
  • Connacht Tribune 1909-present
  • Connaught Telegraph 1900-present (previously from 1975 onwards)
  • Donegal News 1980-present
  • Fermanagh Herald 2011-present (new)
  • Finns Leinster Journal 1763-1924 
  • Freeman’s Journal 1763-1950 (extended from 1924)
  • Gaelic Life 2011-present (new)
  • Galway City Tribune 1984-present (new)
  • Kerryman 1904-present (previously from 1950 onwards)
  • Kildare Observer 1880-1935 (new)
  • Leitrim Observer 1904-2007
  • Limerick Leader 1905-1948 (new)
  • Meath Chronicle 1897-present
  • Munster Express 1908-present
  • The Nation 1842-1897
  • Nenagh Guardian 1838-present
  • Nenagh News 1895-1924 (new)
  • Southern Star 1892-present
  • Strabane Chronicle 2011-present (new)
  • Tuam Herald 1837-2000
  • Ulster Herald 1901-present (new)
  • Westmeath Examiner 1882-present

Chris

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