On behalf of the English, Humanities, and History Departments, the USF Libraries have purchased a significant collection of primary source material. Partnering with the British Library, Gale has created two major collections which span three hundred years of newspaper publishing in the U.K.—17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century British Library Newspapers. The two collections combined contain nearly 3 million pages and 40 million articles.
The Gale 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers is an archive containing digital facsimiles of newspapers, news pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) and compiled from holdings of the British Library. This collection represents the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media with close to one million pages and approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides included have remained largely hidden. A majority of the titles in the collection were published in London but other publications from the English provinces, Scotland, Ireland, American colonies, Europe and India are included.
The Gale 19th Century British Library Newspapers is a digital archive of 48 nineteenth-century British newspapers developed from unique periodical collections held in the British Library. The archive includes daily and weekly newspapers from a variety of urban areas including country and university towns as well as from regions like the Midlands, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Specific publications in the archive reflect social and political themes of the period such as Chartism, Reform and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.
Both collections will support faculty, undergraduate and graduate research, especially in History, English, and the Humanities.
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