Historical newspapers providing a unique view into more than 400 years of history

Gale Historical Newspapers supports in-depth scholarly research as a fully cross-searchable and cross-browseable portfolio of global historical newspapers and periodicals, providing access to more than 2,000 titles — from a single interface. 

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924–1950

Liberty, a weekly illustrated magazine, charted the course of middle America from 1924 to 1950 with art, stories, and feature articles from some of the twentieth century's greatest authors, celebrities, artists, and politicians. This digital archive features the complete run of the magazine, including more than 17,000 stories and articles ranging from mystery and suspense to autobiography and humor, revealing the attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and desires of America in the first half of the twentieth century.

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929–1991

During the peak of the radio age, the BBC set a global standard in reporting and commentary. The network published transcripts of its broadcasts in an innovative weekly called the Listener. This magazine expanded upon the intellectual coverage of the week and offered original content that shed light on timely political and cultural issues. This collection provides rare access to the content of many early broadcasts and the BBC's perspective on the twentieth century.

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938–1957

The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938–1957 consists of the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain from 1938 to 1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the twentieth century. Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938–1957 provides students and researchers with online access to a unique visual record of the 1930s to 1950s, from the humorous and lighthearted snapshots of daily life to the serious and history-defining moments of domestic and international affairs.

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