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American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Getting Started


Collins Library has added the AAS Historical Periodicals Collection to its roster of digital primary source collections!  With digital, full-color reproductions of over 7,500 titles, the AAS Historical Periodicals Collection greatly expands and enhances access to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century U.S. magazines and journals for the University of Puget Sound campus.

Quick Links & Overviews

Revolutionary War Periodicals: An Overview (November 2008): 1. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1, EBSCOhost.

Woloson, Wendy. Overview Of The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2, 1821-1837 (January 2009): 1. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1, EBSCOhost.

Woloson, Wendy. Overview Of The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3, 1838-1852 (January 2010): 1. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1, EBSCOhost.

Woloson, Wendy. Overview Of The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4, 1853-1865 (January 2011): 1. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1, EBSCOhost.

Woloson, Wendy. Overview Of The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5, 1866-1877 (December 2011): 1. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1, EBSCOhost.

Need help?

Peggy Burge, Coordinator of Teaching, Learning, & Digital Humanities, created and maintains this guide.  If you have questions about the AAS Historical Periodicals Collection, you may contact her or any of the liaison librarians.

Ballou's Pictorial was a very popular illustrated weekly during the 1850s, and is just one periodical out of thousands available in the AAS Historical Periodicals collection.

Detail of California goldminers from Ballou's Pictorial

Detail of illustration of California gold-diggers from the May 3, 1856 issue of Ballou's Pictorial.  Images in Ballou's Pictorial and other illustrated weeklies contributed to the American public's perception of the West as a wild land to be plundered by white settlers.