Explore diverse perspectives and unique coverage from the world’s first truly international newspaper.Sold in over 160 countries and read worldwide, the International Herald Tribune is one of the most innovative and original newspapers, famous for its objective and clear coverage. Bringing an international perspective, it provides a valuable counterpoint to the Anglo-American press, adding a new dimension to research.
An online, fully searchable facsimile, the International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 delivers the full run of this internationally focused daily paper, from its first issue through to 2013. Articles, advertisements, and market listings are included—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.
In its early years, it was the essential newspaper for the expatriate American living in Paris: Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald etc. all graced its pages.
It is nowadays marketed as the international edition of the New York Times, and in 2013 it was renamed the International New York Times. However, the New York Times company only took ownership of the International Herald Tribune in 2003, and it continued to produce a large amount of unique content until its closure.
- The Whitechapel murders, using pioneering communication technology to go beyond traditional reportage into international reaction and perspectives
- The arrival of the automobile, including articles on the appropriateness of women drivers, new road etiquette, and adverts for early travel accessories
- The space race, from the first satellites successfully launched into orbit to the moon landings, charting the battle between the USA and Russia
- The milestones of aviation, from the voyages of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, to the first international balloon races and the development of modern tourism
- Reaching the South Pole, covering the legendary expeditionary race between Captain Amundsen and Captain Scott
"A valuable tool for general information and research, Gale’s newspaper database and time line offer exceptional analysis of world politics, arts, technology, and events from 1887 to 2013. . . The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1887–2013 is a worthy addition to college, university, and large public library online-reference collections."
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"This collection showcases a unique piece of U.S. journalistic history. While niche, it is a valuable resource for primary research, particularly for scholars of globalization and U.S. culture, expatriate interests, and the evolution of international journalism from the late 19th to 20th centuries."
"The database contains six million items, presenting more than 500,000 pages of text consisting of articles, advertisements, and market listings—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. In addition to U.S. history, other subjects covered include Asian, African, European, Russian, and Middle Eastern studies."