Thanks to a generous donation from the LSU Department of History, LSU Libraries is pleased to announce that it offers two new digital resources: The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991, and American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, part VI.
The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991
The Listener Historical Archive is a valuable online resource for studying the critical reception of visual arts and various aspects of culture.
The Listener, established by the BBC in 1929, was a weekly magazine that broadcasted talks on radio and television. It served as an intellectual counterpart to the BBC listings magazine, Radio Times, and was a valuable resource for accessing early broadcasts. The magazine featured commentary on intellectual broadcasts, previews of literary and musical shows, and reviews of new books. Over its history, The Listener published contributions by literary icons like E. M. Forster, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw, and Virginia Woolf, while also providing a platform for new writers and poets such as W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath, and Philip Larkin.
American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Part VI
American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society is a comprehensive collection spanning the colonial period to the twentieth century, offering insights into American history, culture, and society. The periodicals, mostly published in the United States or Canada, provide diverse perspectives on the nation's development. The collection covers topics such as colonial life, the American Revolution, industrialization, westward expansion, regional politics, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the second Industrial Revolution, immigration, women's rights, World War I, and the Roaring Twenties. The American Antiquarian Society, founded in 1812, has the largest collection of American periodicals of this era, and it continues to expand its library holdings.
Part VI expands on parts I-V, which were already housed in LSU Libraries’ digital collections. It contains 2,500 titles and covers 1866 to 1877.