Accessible Archives

Subscription Term: 

October 1 - September 30

Accessible Archives, Inc. was founded in 1990 with the goal of utilizing computer technology to make available vast quantities of archived historical information, previously furnished only in microformat, hard copy form or as images only. In pursuit of this vision, primary source material has been selected to reflect a broad view of the times, and has been assembled into databases with a strict attention to detail allowing access to specific information with pinpoint accuracy.  Our online full-text search capability and digital imaging permits the user to search and manipulate this information in ways never before possible. Accessible Archives, Inc. prides itself on its library friendly model with a license agreement developed by librarians and a subscription model that helps libraries build up to perpetual access.

Available Products & Services

Pricing and Discounts

Accessible Archives, Inc. is currently offering a 25% discount on all collections. If the consortium grows up to 25 participants they will offer a 50% discount on all Collections purchased after that. This offer is available for a limited time.

Subscription: Annual subscriptions provide access to the complete collection of databases. Pricing is based on your relevant FTE and your subscription fees can be applied towards perpetual access at any time.

Perpetual Access: Individual collections can purchased for permanent access with cost effective annual maintenance fees. 

Accessible Archives' digital products provide:

  • Focus on African American History, Women’s History, Civil War, American County Histories, and 19th Century Newspapers.
  • Complete runs of select 18th & 19th Century newspapers and periodicals, plus subject-oriented digital collections.
  • High-quality images and XML coded full text with metadata.
  •  Re-keyed content for more accurate search results and cleaner copy. 
  •  COUNTER compliance, free MARC Records, Branding and data mining.
  • Compatibility with all discovery services.
  • Monthly product and search webinars.

 Digital collections include:

African American Newspapers, Parts 1-12S
National Citizen and Ballot Box
American County Histories (multiple regions)
The Pennsylvania Gazette, Parts 1-4
The Civil War Collection, Parts 1-7
Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue (Open Access)
Frank Leslie’s Weekly, Parts 1-14
The Pennsylvania Newspaper Record (Open Access)
Godey’s Lady’s Book, Parts 1-9
The Revolution
History of Woman Suffrage (Open Access)
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman (Open Access)
The Liberator, Parts 1-7
South Carolina Newspapers, Part 1-7
The Lily
Twelve Years A Slave (Open Access)
National Anti-Slavery Standard
The Virginia Gazette, Parts 1-5

Participating Libraries

  • Avila University
  • Saint Louis University