Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Histórica | Virtual Library of Historical Newspapers is a digital library with a collection of Spanish-language newspapers from 1777-1960.
The digital newspaper library website has more than 200 papers and offers many different options for searching, viewing and downloading content, allowing BVPH users to carry out in-depth research.
Searches can be made by collection type, date, title, articles, library, country and more.
Countries contributing newspapers include:
- Costa Rica
- United States of America
There are more than 200 historical newspapers of various types.
- Satirical Press – The collection of satirical press of the Virtual Library of Historical Press is formed by 95 headers that are characterized by the humorous tone with which they treated the news, the characters of the time or social, cultural issues, etc.
- Cultural Magazines – This collection of cultural magazines is the result of a collaboration agreement between ARCE (Association of Spanish Cultural Magazines) and the Ministry of Culture and Sports for the digitisation of ARCE’s cultural magazines in the fields of art, literature, politics, philosophy, music, theatre, ecology, etc.
- Clandestine Press – Among its collections, the Virtual Library of Historical Newspapers has a valuable compilation of underground newspapers: almost 90,000 pages digitised by the Directorate General for Books, Archives and Libraries under the umbrella of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport thanks to an agreement with the Marxist Research Foundation (FIM), which manages the newspaper archives of the Spanish Communist Party. These materials are an invaluable tool for studying the political activities of the underground groups that opposed the Franco regime, in particular the activities of the Communist Party and the organisations that revolved around it.
- The site has a clickable map to help you find newspapers and collections based on a geographic location.