Carleton University Library is pleased to offer a new collection of historical newspapers:  The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003).

Together, these important British newspapers provide facts, firsthand accounts, and opinions of the day about political, business, sports, literary, and entertainment events from the past 200 years.

The resource features full text content and article images that are easily downloadable in pdf format.

The Guardian, published in Manchester, was founded in 1821 to promote liberal interests following the Peterloo Massacre. The newspaper was originally published weekly on Saturday, but became a daily in 1855 with the abolition of Stamp Duty on newspapers.

The Observer is published in London, and is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper. Noted for providing serious coverage of politics and literature, contributors to The Observer have included George Orwell, Vita Sackville-West, Clive James, and Philip Toynbee.

The two newspapers share a common search platform, and can also be searched simultaneously with other ProQuest Historical resources.