June 6th, 2008
Harper’s Weekly, the illustrated newspaper of record for the 19th century, is now available to WVU researchers through HarpWeek, a web site that provides electronic access to Harper’s Weekly for a 56-year period: 1857-1912.
The HarpWeek electronic database makes it possible for you to discover the lively news stories, illustrations, cartoons, editorials, biographies, literature and even advertisements that shaped and reflected public opinion in this era. Using HarpWeek’s powerful features, you can browse through 56 years of Harper’s Weekly page by page, locate specific articles based on search terms or phrases you specify, or use sophisticated indexing and synopsis tools to comb through thousands of Harper’s Weekly articles.
Access HarpWeek through the Library’s website at: