K-12 schools and public libraries now have free access to tens of millions of historical newspaper pages through NewspaperARCHIVE.com, a division of Heritage Microfilm. The program, called Access NewspaperARCHIVE, gives students and library patrons access to a historical newspaper database that lets them view, save, and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977. The content includes newspapers from the United States and around the world, including titles from the U.K., Canada, and Jamaica. In the past, historical newspaper research typically was limited to microfilm reels only available in the library. “We are excited to be providing libraries and schools with such a unique research tool,” said Jeff Kiley, general manager of NewspaperARCHIVE.com. “By opening up our archives to these institutions, we are giving everyone, regardless of education or socio-economic class, the opportunity to read first-hand accounts of historical events.” Public libraries and K-12 schools can sign up for the free service by calling NewspaperARCHIVE.com’s customer service line at (888) 870-0484, ext. 30, or by downloading a sign-up form online.

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