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Readex, a division of NewsBank, publishes collections of
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research materials.


History

In 1950, publisher
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, co-founder of the
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, formed the Readex Microprint Corporation in New York City. Some of the companies Readex partnered with early on included the
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American Antiquarian Society
and the
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Library of Congress
. Early printing projects included the “British House of Commons Sessional Papers”, the “ Early American Imprints, 1639-1800”, and the “English and American Drama of the 19th Century”. In 1983, Readex was acquired by NewsBank. Since the acquisition, the company has been known primarily as NewsBank. In the 2000s, several collections became available in searchable digital editions. Partnerships formed in the 2000s with the
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Library of Congress
,
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Library,
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Libraries, and the
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led to publication of digital editions of the American State Papers and the
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. In 2006, Readex launched America's Historical Newspapers, which includes Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922, and American Ethnic Newspapers. In 2007, Readex announced a Web-based edition of the
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(FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996—the record of political and historical open-source intelligence for the United States government. Also developed was a digital edition of
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(JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994. In 2008, Readex announced a partnership with the
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to launch an online World Newspaper Archive.


Collections

More recent collections created in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society include The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922; The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922; and Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876. Also part of America’s Historical Imprints is American Pamphlets, 1820-1922: From the
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. The latter includes Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971, published in partnership with the
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; Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, published in partnership with the
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, and African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, created from repositories including the
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and the
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, and African American Newspapers, 1835-1956. Subject-specific newspaper collections include American Business: Agricultural Newspapers; American Business: Mercantile Newspapers; American Gazettes: Newspapers of Record; American Politics: Campaign Newspapers; and American Religion: Denominational Newspapers. Collections include historical newspapers published in Africa, Latin America and South Asia between 1800 and 1922. Readex has created digital supplements to its Early American Imprints collections, featuring newly discovered materials from the
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Library Company of Philadelphia
and the American Antiquarian Society. Readex announced two major collections with a focus on African American history, literature, and culture. The first collection, African American Periodicals, 1825-1995, was drawn from holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society and is based on James Danky's African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography. The second collection, Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922, was created from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s large collection, and includes 12,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides. Available from the Afro-Americana Imprints collection are smaller collections titled African History and Culture, Black Authors, and Caribbean History and Culture.


Products

* Archive of Americana ** America's Historical Newspapers *** Early American Newspapers *** Ethnic American Newspapers *** Caribbean Newspapers ** America's Historical Imprints *** Afro-Americana Imprints *** American Pamphlets *** American Broadsides and Ephemera *** American Civil War Collection, The *** American Slavery Collection, The ***
Early American ImprintsEarly American Imprints is a digital and microopaque card (not the more common microfiche) collection produced by Readex. It is based on Charles Evans (librarian), Charles Evan's ''Charles Evans (librarian)#American Bibliography, American Bibliograp ...
(based on Charles Evan's ''
American Bibliography Charles Evans (November 13, 1850 – February 8, 1935) was an American librarian and bibliographer. Evans was named one of ''American Libraries 100 most important library and information science leaders of the 20th century.Kniffel, L., Sul ...
'' and Shaw-Shoemaker's ''American Bibliography'') ** America's Historical Government Publications *** American State Papers ***
United States Congressional Serial SetThe United States Congressional Serial Set began in 1817 as the official collection of reports and documents of the United States Congress. The collection was published in a "periodical publication, serial" fashion, hence its name. It has been descri ...
** African American Periodicals ** The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction * International Studies ** Twentieth-Century Global Perspectives ** World Newspaper Archive **
Foreign Broadcast Information Service The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) was an open source intelligence Open or OPEN may refer to: citizen * Open (band), Australian pop/rock band * The Open (band), English indie rock band * ''Open'' (Blues Image album), 1969 * ''O ...
Daily Reports ** Joint Publications Research Service Reports ** United Nations * Microform


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External links

* {{Authority control Publishing companies of the United States Companies based in Florida Online databases