The Philadelphia Inquirer (1860 – 2001) Now Available Online through the Libraries

The Philadelphia Inquirer (1860 – 2001) Now Available Online through the Libraries
Elizabeth Ten Have
January 11, 2017

Arriving just in time to add to the celebration and buzz of the 125th anniversary of Drexel University’s founding is the digitized archive of Philadelphia’s morning newspaper, The Inquirer.  Now Drexel students and faculty can read first-person reporting about the founding of Drexel!  The Inquirer is one of the oldest surviving daily newspapers in the United States, and this first-ever digitized edition is a boon for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the history of Philadelphia and the nation. 

Drexel Libraries’ license for The Inquirer also includes access to the digitized archive of Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette (1786-2003).  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette documents the expansion of the United States and was the first newspaper published west of the Allegheny Mountains.

The digitized archives of The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette are produced by ProQuest Historical Newspapers, which also supplies Drexel with the digitized archives of The New York Times and The Washington Post.  The Libraries acquired access to these and other newspapers through a cost-saving license negotiated by the PALCI [Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.], a collaborative organization of nearly 70 academic and research libraries to which Drexel belongs.