70 Years Since Anne Frank Received for Her 13th Birthday the Diary That Would Become Famous

ProQuest is commemorating the anniversary of Anne receiving her diary by offering free access to ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers: American Jewish Newspapers, from now until June 30th. The file encompasses four historical U.S. Jewish newspapers: the American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (from 1857 to 1922), a paper that covered many topics of Jewish interest internationally; the Jewish Advocate (from 1905 to 1990), which served as a source of news and information as well as a forum for discussion and debate; the American Israelite (from 1854 to 1922), the longest-running English-language Jewish newspaper still published in the United States; and the Jewish Exponent (from 1887 to 1990), which carried news of developments in Israel, efforts to rescue Jews around the world from repressive regimes, and the expanding role of Jews in American public life. It holds a wealth of material about Anne Frank and myriad other Jewish subjects and issues.

To try out this remarkable primary source, just go to the ProQuest Discover More Corps Social Network and click on the tab there for Database of the Month. As the content page for the file notes, the message that Anne Frank’s diary tells is one that should never be forgotten. This file can help keep that message in our consciousness and make it endure.

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Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at claguard@fas.harvard.edu, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.