The Illustrated London News Historical Archive (1842-2003)  has recently been purchased by the Library and will be an important resource to those working in the Arts and Social Sciences. Illustrated London News became the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper, employing special war correspondents and illustrators, publishing colour supplements, and it sparked a revolution in journalism and news reporting. This publication provides a vivid picture and social record of British and world events including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs and the arts and sciences. Highlights from the 161 year archive include reports by Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins, Agatha Christie, artwork by William Heath Robinson, Louis Wain and Mabel Lucie Atwell, the Boer war, and domestic celebrations including the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Articles can be viewed either as an individual page or in the original layout next to adverts and other editorial of the day. Every article and caption is fully searchable providing users with unprecedented access to the entire run of this historical record.

You can access the Illustrated London News Historical Archive (1842-2003) from the database link of the Library Home Page . It is available to all students and staff on and off campus using your GUID.

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