Historische Kranten - Koninklijke Bibliotheek
The Royal Library in The Hague in The Netherlands is currently running an ambitious project to make available online eight million newspaper pages from the period 1618-1995 from a selection of Dutch newspapers. These comprise national, regional and local newspapers as well as newspapers from the former colonies: the Dutch-Indies, Surinam and the Antilles. The first one million pages from the period 1618-1945 are now available online. The collection can be searched by keywords or using an advanced search page where users can select a specific period, the distribution area of newspapers (within the Netherlands itself or former Dutch colonies), type of article, newspaper title, place of publication or a combination thereof. The newspapers have been scanned using OCR technology meaning that the text of articles themselves will also be searched. The digitization of newspapers from World War II, was carried out under a special programme of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, in close cooperation with the NIOD (Nederlands Institut for War Documentation). This selection complements the already existing Databank of Digital Daily Newspapers with 300.000 digitized pages. In this case, the complete collection of WWII illegal newspapers -more than 1.000 titles- was digitised in its entirety by the NIOD with, in addition, the private collection of Andre de Rijck and is fully available online. Lists of available newspapers in PDF-format:
  • Overview of available papers 1618-1940 (pdf), alphabetically, prepared on May 31, 2010.
  • Overview of available papers 1618-1940 (pdf), chronologically, prepared on May 31, 2010.
  • Underground press NIOD 1940-1945 (pdf), alphabetically.
  • Illegal Press in the private collection André de Rijk (pdf).
  • A selection of legal press newspapers, 1940-1945 (pdf).
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