Our colleagues in the Vere Harmsworth Library have arranged permanent access to the online San Francisco Chronicle, 1865-1984. They write:
“We’re delighted to announce that Oxford users now have access to the digitised archive of the San Francisco Chronicle from 1865-1984 via Readex’s America’s Historical Newspapers platform. Access is now available via SOLO or Databases A-Z (remote access for University members via single sign-on).
Though it was Northern California’s “newspaper of record,” the San Francisco Chronicle’s influence was so far-reaching that it was known as the Voice of the West. With colorful reporting and commentary on news ranging from the aftermath of the Gold Rush to the effects of World War II to the counterculture boom of the 1960s, the Chronicle offers an unparalleled glimpse into the issues and events that shaped the West Coast for over a century.” > Continue reading on the VHL blog
Also of interest:
Thanks to colleagues in the Social Science Library, modern historians now have access to The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991.
This resource is a digital archive of international primary source documents on the Cold War, spanning five decades, and will be of interest to anyone researching 20th-century global studies.
The sources seem to be a selection of FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports) documents, i.e. these are CIA monitored, recorded, and translated coverage of the Cold War in foreign media and government publications. They covers newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, television broadcasts, books, government reports, and more.
If you are looking for similar English-language Cold War sources, you might also be interested in…
- US Declassified Documents Online
- Digital National Security Archive
- Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1974-1996 [selections]
- Cold War: Voices of Confrontation and Conciliation (Archives Unbound)
- Macmillan Cabinet Papers 1957-63
- British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service: Summary of world broadcasts. [This is very similar to FBIS except it’s the BBC not the CIA who are doing the monitoring. The early material is available in print in SOLO. An electronic version covering 1998- is available via Factiva.] Print holdings:
- Part 1, USSR 1949-1991
- Part 2A, Finland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary. 1949-1995
- Part 2B, Rumania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Albania. 1949-1955
- Then Part 2, Eastern Europe. 1959 – 1993
- Part 4, The Middle East and Africa. 1963-1982, then Part 4, The Middle East, Africa and Latin America. 1963-1982
- Part 5, Far East. 1949-1959, then Part 3, The Far East. 1959-1993
- Part 6A, Western Europe. 1949-1953
- Part 6B, Scandinavia.1949-1954