CRL Print Archiving

CRL is involved in four print archive projects. Below are brief descriptions of these projects. More information and a list of the preserved titles can be found on the projects webpage. 

American Periodicals from CRL
CRL worked with ProQuest to digitize a portion of CRL’s American historical journals,  which ultimately will contain full text and full-color scans of nearly three million pages of content representing special interest and general magazines, labor and trade publications, scientific and literary journals, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles. More information can be found here.

CRL JSTOR Print Archive Project
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is assembling a complete set of print copies of journals available through JSTOR. CRL members have contributed over 41,000 volumes representing more than 700 JSTOR titles. More information can be found here.

CRL Reference Books Archive
CRL and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) worked together to determine the costs and issues related to establishing an archive of reference books. Librarians in CIC institutions selected 25 reference book titles to archive at CRL in the initial phase of this project. All of these titles can be found in CRL's catalog. More information can be found here.

CRL World Newspaper Archive
The World Newspaper Archive represents a collaborative effort of CRL member institutions and Readex, a division of NewsBank, to preserve and provide persistent access to historical newspapers from around the globe. CRL is preserving the original newspaper issues and microfilm versions. More information can be found here.

CRL's Preservation Policy, can be found at