New Online Archive of Old African Newspapers

The Center for Research Libraries is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries based in Chicago. The center has made available to member libraries a new online archive of 40 African newspapers published between 1800 and 1922. The archive includes newspaper coverage of the slave trade, the establishment of the nation of Liberia by former American slaves, and other subjects of particular interest to American scholars. Historians can search the archive by keyword, names, places, and dates.

The archives includes newspapers from a number of cities in Africa in nations now known as Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and others.

More information on the archive is available here. A list of member libraries that can access the archive is available here.


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