New archival collections from Readex

Readex has published many of the most widely used collections of primary source research materials in academic libraries, first as Readex Microprint Corporation and since 1984 as a division of NewsBank.  The Library has recently purchased these three collections providing new resources in American and South East Asian history.

Early American Imprints.  Series I: Evans, 1639-1800.  This collection is based on Charles Evans’ renowned “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement.  This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period.  It contains more than 36,000 printed works and 2.3 million pages, including advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties and more.

South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922.   This collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.

US Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994.  Presenting every publication from the 15th Congress through the 103rd Congress, including items missing from other editions, the Readex U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994 contains over 415,000 individual documents in more than 14,000 volumes, including approximately 72,000 maps.   Designed for legislative and historical research, the Readex digital edition features unique browse capabilities and comprehensive metadata, offering new research opportunities for students and scholars in cultural, economic, ethnic, government, military, political and science history and other fields.

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