Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004

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Complete Daily Mail online archive 1896-2004
The Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 provides more than 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper online. Read full article on Information World Review.

Gale Launches the First Complete Daily Mail Online Archive 1896-2004
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First Look: Daily Mail Historical Archive
"All in all, I’m very impressed with the Daily Mail Historical Archive. It gives us access to a vitally important paper for the study of twentieth century British history and should prove to be a valuable tool for both researching and teaching the period." - Dr Bob Nicholson, the digital victorianist
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Publishing at Sea
Seth Cayley reveals the story behind the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which Cengage Learning has recently digitised and released.
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Gale delivers to the desktops of researchers and students the historical archive of the Daily Mail in a fully searchable and browse-able digital format. More than 100 years of this major UK national newspaper can be viewed in full digital facsimile form, with copious advertisements, news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society.

The Daily Mail is part of Gale NewsVault’s growing ‘middle class/middle market’ collection of newspapers and periodicals which reflect 20th century popular culture and tastes. They provide an important alternative perspective to ‘the newspaper of record’, The Times. It serves as the perfect complement to The Times Digital Archive for students and researchers who require multiple viewpoints to understand the past

Described by the New Yorker as “the newspaper that rules Britain”, the Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. It currently boasts a circulation of over 2 million, and its website is the most visited news site in the world.

As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, the Daily Mail Historical Archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

First issue of the Daily Mail – May 4, 1896

Front page of the Daily Mail – December 31, 1940

Front page of the Daily Mail – September 8, 1997

For more information on how our digital newspaper archives (The Daily Mail, Times, and Telegraph) work together, read our full infographic.

Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 on Gale NewsVault

The Daily Mail Historical Archive is part of the Gale NewsVault programme. Gale NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale’s range of historical newspaper collections, including The Times Digital Archive, Picture Post and The Listener. Providing access to over 11 million digitised facsimile pages, and more than 400 years of content, Gale NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to the past.

Gale NewsVault is available to all Gale historical newspaper collection customers now, at no additional charge, enabling users to cross-search all of the Gale newspaper collections held by your institution.

Please note:

“Our databases and digital archives are only available for institutions to trial and purchase. They are not available at this stage for individual subscriptions. For individuals seeking specific content within one of our resources, Gale, part of Cengage Learning does not have the rights to provide this service. If you wish to obtain a specific article, issue or book, please contact your library and enquire about online access to our products. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

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