By Laurie Ortiz Rivera
Falvey Library recently added access to parts I-V of the American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society. Until May 5, Gale also offers trial access to part VI of this collection. The periodicals focus on American concerns and were predominantly published in the United States and Canada. The collection offers multiple perspectives on North America’s thought, culture, and society through the eyes of those who lived it, showing how history affected citizens.
The collection includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals not available from any other source, including hundreds of religious, political, literary, trade, and general interest magazines. Some of the periodical titles are: The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal, The American Art Review, The American Author, The American Catholic Historical Research, The American Cotton Planter and the Soil of the South, American Journal of Education (St. Louis), Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, Transaction: Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society, United States Catholic Historical Magazine, The Yale Review, among others.
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), founded by Isaiah Thomas in 1812, cultivates a deeper understanding of the American past. The Society’s growing collection includes books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, children’s literature, music, and graphic arts material printed before the twentieth century, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, digital resources, and reference works.
Library staff invites you to explore the American Antiquarian Society’s periodical collection. Trial access to part VI will end on May 5.
Laurie Ortiz Rivera, PhD, is Social Sciences Librarian at Falvey Library.