• Access over 180 years of the photographs, sound bites, and graphics from the archives of the Associated Press.  (Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.) 

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  • Provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Available features include: searching, browsing, and organizing images, adding images, presenting images, and integrating with courseware. For detailed information about content and usage, see ARTstor Help and Tutorials. For professor account details, contact acqrs@ku.edu.

    You will need to register and create a personal account on the ARTStor site.

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  • Provides access to Harper's Weekly, the illustrated 19th and early 20th century "national newspaper," an important resource for examining America on a cumulative week-to-week basis from 1857-1912. Through this database one can discover news stories, illustrations, cartoons, editorials, biographies, literature, and advertisements that shaped and reflected public opinion of the times. This is an important primary resource for the study of the U.S. Civil War, and the era of reconstruction. (At the "Web Access Agreement" screen, click "I Accept"). Partially funded by the KU Parents' Campaign, an annual giving opportunity for parents of KU students to support KU Libraries. The Parents' Campaign supports projects and initiatives that directly benefit students.

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  • Provides cover-to-cover access to Liberty Magazine, an illustrated weekly magazine covering middle America from 1924 to 1950.  Includes illustrations, fiction, nonfiction articles, and advertisements that captured middle America’s attitudes, lifestyles, interests, values, and fads.

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  • Access to articles and images from one of the most influential popular magazines of all time.

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  • Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day. Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion.

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