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

GPA: 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.

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

Coming soon from the GPA CRL Alliance: Post-Perestroika Newspapers (CRL-wide Access)

The Post-Perestroika Newspapers collection traces the evolution of post-Soviet Russia, with coverage from 1990 to 2016. Established soon before or soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the newspapers in this collection document the changes taking place in Russia, some with breathtaking speed, all the while embracing innovative journalistic methods and standards that were a far cry from the journalism of the Soviet period. These newspapers, some of which had a relatively short lifespan, nevertheless provide important and critical insight into the events and personalities that defined post-Soviet Russian politics and history. Comprised of nearly 200,000 pages, the collection is a unique treasure trove for students and historians of one of the most fascinating periods of Russian history.

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.

New from the GPA CRL Alliance: South Asian Newspapers (Open Access)

For the GPA CRL Alliance’s sixth Open Access collection, CRL advisors selected a number of newspapers from South Asia. The South Asian Newspapers collection provides local perspectives on independence movements, early statehood, and the extensive economic and social growth taking place in the region during this time. The collection will cover several countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan), India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and feature multiple languages such as Bengali, Dari, English, Nepali, and more. With reportage dating as far back as the 1850s, the South Asian Newspapers collection provides a wealth of coverage and perspectives on major regional and global events of the 19th and 20th centuries.

New from the GPA CRL Alliance: Southeast Asian Newspapers (Open Access)

For the GPA CRL Alliance’s fifth Open Access collection, CRL advisors selected a number of newspapers from Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asian Newspapers collection chronicles the monumental changes that took place throughout the region during the pre- and post-WWII era, and the challenges of early statehood. Covering several countries from the region, including Myanmar (formerly Burma), Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, and featuring multiple languages such as Dutch, English, French, Javanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese, the Southeast Asian Newspapers collection incorporates a wealth of coverage and perspectives on major regional and global events of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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