Global Press Archive

Supporting Area Studies and Advancing Digital Humanities

East View Global Press Archive® (GPA) is a program that embraces an unprecedented variety of global news publications, presented in full-image and full-text format optimized for scholarly use. GPA encompasses newspapers in more than 30 languages and will ultimately include titles from over 80 countries. GPA is the result of a landmark initiative of Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitally preserve and make more accessible thousands of original print newspaper publications collected by the Hoover Institution and now housed by Stanford Libraries.

GPA includes both stand-alone titles and databases aggregating multiple titles from a specific region and time period. Wherever possible, titles are presented in their complete runs from the first issue. Many titles appearing in GPA will be first-ever digital versions of these publications and collectively this activity presents immense new value for scholarly research. Most GPA publications will be released on East View’s customized platform, while some titles will be made available through partners on their respective platforms, and new releases are continually being added to the program.

In creating GPA, East View is committed to ensuring that these valuable resources are preserved for future generations of scholars, and providing a maximally comprehensive and geographically diverse portfolio of resources.

Global Press Archive

Key Stats

  • Global newspaper archive
  • 30+ million pages
  • 80+ countries, 30+ languages
  • Copyright-secured
  • From the 1700s-present

A Resource for Area Studies Programs

GPA is truly a global program and will quickly expand to cover newspapers from over 80 countries. Titles and collections are thematically arranged by Area Studies groups. Click on the following to explore current and forthcoming releases by region.

Additional releases are being produced with content from:

  • South & Southeast Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Get to Know the GPA Platform

East View’s Global Press Archive program features a robust custom platform that hosts a number of GPA titles, with new titles continuously being added.

With content spanning from the early 1800s to today, the GPA platform currently includes over 1,500 newspapers, 450,000 issues, and 4.7 million pages of content, with 17 countries and 12 languages represented. This includes millions of pages of Open Access content from China, Mexico, and the Middle East and North Africa. GPA will only continue to grow, with plans to add more than 4 million pages of content to the platform in 2021, including a new Open Access collection of newspapers from imperial Russia.

Platform Features:
  • IP authentication
  • Usage statistics
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Cross-searching across all GPA platform titles, including Open Access content, institutional purchased content, and any custom newspaper digitization projects hosted on the platform
  • Full-image/full-text content
  • Page-level digitization with hit-term highlighting
  • Full-screen browsing
  • Clipping and text extraction tools
  • Crowdsourced text correction
  • Citation generator in MLA, APA, Chicago, and RIS format
  • Virtual keyboards for Arabic, Russian, and Turkish
  • Multilingual UI functionality

NEW from the CRL Alliance: Collection of East African Newspapers

The twentieth and early twenty-first centuries were a time of great change for Africa. In East Africa, this time witnessed the growth of decolonization as independence movements swelled, and local, autonomous self-governance took hold throughout the region. This period was also punctuated by famine, drought, political uprisings, border disputes, and war as countries worked to navigate the post-colonial landscape.

The East African Newspapers collection provides insight into this region during this critical time, featuring key newspapers from the region from the 1940s to the early 2000s. This growing collection currently includes over 475,000 pages total from three titles: Daily Nation (Kenya), The Ethiopian Herald, and The Monitor (Uganda). More titles will be added over time to expand research into this dynamic region.

The collection is available for free to all CRL members institutions. Non-CRL institutions that wish to purchase the East African Newspapers collection should contact us for more information.

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