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Searchable digital images of over 1,100 periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
Historical Virginia fire insurance maps that are in black and white and searchable by city or town. They include information such as building outline, size and shape, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and property numbers. Details on building use are often provided, as well as the depiction of pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, dumps, and other features likely to affect the property's vulnerability to earthquake, fire, and flood.
A digital collection that includes the Atlanta Daily World (1931–2010), Baltimore Afro-American (1893–2010), Chicago Defender (1909–2010), Cleveland Call and Post (1934–2010), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934–2010), Michigan Chronicle (1939–2010), New York Amsterdam News (1922–2010), Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916–2010), Philadelphia Tribune (1912–2010), and Pittsburgh Courier (1911–2010).