Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society

Minitex recently acquired access to a trove of historic periodicals collected by The American Antiquarian Society and made available in partnership with EBSCO. The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals held by American Antiquarian Society, the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections exists as a series of five databases created from a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. These databases include 6,500 titles featuring more than 10 million pages of content from the seventeenth century through the late nineteenth century. The collection also contains titles in more than two dozen languages including French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, and more.

How do you access these unique primary sources? Minitex has made them available through the ELM portal at You can also add to an ELM Personalized page at or find a direct link for placement on library websites at