Thanks to a request from staff in HCA the Library currently has trial access to the Louisville Defender part of ProQuest’s Historical Newspaper collections. An excellent source for coverage on issues affecting African Americans, the newspaper played an integral role in the fight for integration in the 1960s.
You can access HNP Louisville Defender via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available on and off-campus.
Trial access ends 20th October 2022.
The Louisville Defender is a weekly newspaper founded in 1933 and has been one of the main Black newspapers in the local Louisville area. At present HNP Louisville Defender covers the years 1951-1981 but subsequent years, up to 2010, will be added in the next few months.
You can find the large range of historical newspapers the Library already has online access to on our Newspapers, Magazines and Other News Sources guide.
Please note, trial access to a resource is an opportunity for our staff and students to try a resource out and give feedback on its quality and usefulness. However, if we trial a resource this is not an indication that we plan to or will be able to purchase or subscribe to the resource in the near future.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology