Text Collections on the Internet Archive

Scanned page of a scrapbook with newspaper clippings

Two pages from the Perkins Institution for the Blind bound Clippings Collection,1904

The Internet Archive is a non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. You can assess the Perkins Internet Archive Homepage here.

Reading Tips

Each link below goes to a landing page for the resource that contains a variety of formats in which to access the materials. The easiest way to access the works online is to choose the "Read Online" option. A virtual book opens up, complete with cover and pagination. At the top right is a search box. For longer search terms use quotes to refine results. At the bottom right is a toolbar with different layout options and a magnifying glass icon for zooming. If you zoom in on a page in order to scroll left and right you need to collapse the toolbar by clicking the black triangle at the bottom right. Some additional information on formats is available here.



Journals and Manuscripts

Scrapbooks of Clippings

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