Readex, a division of NewsBank, will release Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971, in spring 2011. Featuring more than 130 searchable newspapers in 10 languages from 25 states-including many rare 19th-century titles-the online collection will provide coverage of many influential ethnic groups in U.S. history. Emphasis will be on Americans of Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, and Welsh descent. The resource will enable students and scholars to explore aspects of U.S. history, politics, and culture.
Spanning the U.S. Open Door era to the Era of Liberalization in the mid-1960s, Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection covers two centuries of immigrant life in the U.S. Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection is the third collection in the Readex American Ethnic Newspapers series, which also includes African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.