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Philadelphia’s Public Ledger now available via “America’s Historical Newspapers”

  • Posted by: Jutta Seibert
  • Posted Date: March 10, 2009
  • Filed Under: History, Sociology

The Philadelphia Public Ledger (1836-1942), Philadelphia’s first penny paper, was recently added to America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922. Over 5,000 issues of the Public Ledger ranging from 1836 to 1876 are now accessible online. The Library also retains the complete run of the Public Ledger on microfilm.

America’s Historical Newspapers includes more than 60 newspaper titles published in Philadelphia between 1690 and 1922, among them the Philadelphia Inquirer for the years 1860 to 1922 and the Philadelphia Evening Post.

For more information about the Public Ledger, click here to read a short article from the Oxford Companion to American Literature.



ICPSR Webinar: Analyze Data Online on Demand – an Introduction to SDA!

Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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SDA is an online (Web-based) data analysis tool developed at UC Berkeley and offered on select studies by ICPSR. The webinar will introduce you to the tool, show you how to locate studies that have this option, and demonstrate how to use it.
For more information on SDA click here.
To register for the webinar click here.

ICPSR data sets with SDA data analysis capabilities include:
Juvenile Court Statistics
Annual Survey of Jails: Jurisdiction-Level Data
National Election Studies
American Time Use Survey
Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-1989
For a complete list of all 486 data sets click here.

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