Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen
ProQuest has added to their Historical Newspapers Collection three American Jewish Newspapers: The Jewish Advocate (Boston-based weekly-the oldest-continuously-circulating Jewish newspaper in America), The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (from 1857) and later this year they will add The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990) and the Jerusalem Post (1932-1988) as an International complement.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Collection are subscription -based through libraries. Libraries may chose which newspapers they subscribe to from the collection. If you are interested in having these newspapers available at your library you need to make your interest known. IAJGS has been successful and fortunate in having the entire ProQuest Historical Newspaper Collection available in the Resource Room/Center computers at recent IAJGS Conferences in Philadelphia (2009) and Washington DC (2011) and will continue to work with ProQuest to try to have this resource available at future IAJGS conferences. To read more about ProQuest:
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee