As a reference librarian, I am often asked by students where they can find good primary resources. One resource I’ve increasingly pointed our customers to is Access.NewspaperArchive.com. Access NewspaperARCHIVE is a program that gives public libraries and K-12 schools around the world FREE access to NewspaperARCHIVE.com’s historical newspaper database. This free version of Access NewspaperARCHIVE allows users to view, save, and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977. The content is also keyword searchable! Unfortunately, access to historic New Hampshire newspapers is excluded. To gain access to that content, you’ve got to pony up some cash!
To find out more about this program, contact my good friend Scott Fisher at 888.870.0484 ext. 24 or by email at email@example.com. Tell him Steve Butzel from the Nashua Public Library referred you!
P.S. If enough of us like the service, maybe we should consider asking the State Library to provide access to the for-fee New Hampshire content. Just a thought.