American Foreign Language Periodicals Collection

small ImageThis collection includes periodicals published in foreign languages primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries. These publications cut across subjects such as religion, literature, and politics, and both speak to and reflect the interests and concerns of the immigrant and ethnic communities of the time.

The Foreign Language Periodicals in America, 1684-1904 collection includes over 240 titles and more than 132,000 pages of rich historical content from works published in the United States, France, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico and others. Publication languages include French, Spanish, Norwegian, German, Swedish and Welsh.

The periodicals can be searched and accessed via the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodical Collection.

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