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July 26, 2016, by Sarah

New news, old news – Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

In March, we trialled the Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 giving you access to more than 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper. During that month, you spent 32,077 minutes searching the archive, you busy lot!

Towards the end of this financial year, the library received some grant money which we’re delighted to invest in our collections. The Library has purchased the Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004. As a ‘middle class/middle market’ newspaper, this archive provides an alternative perspective to ‘the newspaper of record’, The Times, which we also own as a Digital Archive.

The Daily Mail Historical Archive captures the development of 20th century culture and society in nearly 1.2 million pages of content from the paper, including all of the major news stories, features, advertisements and images. As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, the archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

With famous contributors including Evelyn Waugh, Noel Barber, Ian Wooldridge and Rudyard Kipling, you might use this multi-disciplinary archive in countless ways, including:

– the study of the First World War

– Women and Gender Studies

– “Popular” politics

– The reporting of Crime

– The study of advertising

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