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Free Resources: Access NewspaperARCHIVE, from

Posted Jun 16, 2006
Bookmark and Share, a division of Heritage Microfilm, has announced it is giving K-12 schools and public libraries free access to tens of millions of newspaper pages in its historical newspaper database. This new program, called Access NewspaperARCHIVE, will allow students and library patrons to view, save, and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977.

Access NewspaperARCHIVE will allow its users to access content from the U.S. and around the world, including titles from the United Kingdom, Canada, Jamaica, and other countries. The free subscription will exclude titles within the institution's local state and those after the year 1977. However, an upgraded subscription level that includes these titles will also be available.

In the past, historical newspaper research was typically limited to microfilm reels only available in the library. is simplifying the research process by providing convenient online access to millions of digitized newspaper pages, according to the announcement.

Public libraries and K-12 schools can sign up for this service by calling's customer service at 888/870-0484 ext. 30 or by downloading a sign-up form online at and faxing the completed form to 319/390-9442.

For more information about and this free program, go to


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