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Parkes Library, Special Collections, Hartley Library: Newspapers

The Parkes Library was established by James Parkes, a tireless campaigner against anti-Semitism, and is a major resource for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations across the ages.

Jewish Guardian

Parkes Newspapers (Microfilm)

Parkes Library microfilms are kept in the Microfilm Services area on level 1. They are arranged by number e.g. 40001765.

  • Jewish Chronicle, 1841-2014 (also available online to members of the University)
  • Jewish Post, 1954-1961 (40-008888)
  • Jewish Review, 1955-1975 (00236950)
  • Jewish Standard, 1940-1949 (40-008806 - 40-008824)
  • Jewish World, 1873-1934 (00361010-00361026)
  • South African Jewish Observer 1963-1972 (00236951)

There is also a small collection of British Union of Fascists titles:

  • Action 1936-1940 (40008851)
  • Blackshirt 1933-1939 (40008833)
  • Fascist Week 1933-1934 (40008833)

Digitised Jewish Newspapers and News Magazines


  • Compact Memory (Goethe Universitat) - 340 Jewish newspapers and magazines from German-speaking areas, 1768-1938
  • Historical Jewish Press (National Library of Israel & Tel Aviv University) - access to newspapers from 1843-1987 from 15 countries in 8 languages

Individual  titles

  • Forverts (National Library of Israel)

See also Union List of Digitised Jewish Historic Newspapers, Periodicals and E-Journals

Parkes Newspapers / News Sheets (Printed copies)

Printed copies of newspapers in the Parkes Library. Holdings are often incomplete so check Library Search for details of missing issues.

  • Daily News Bulletin (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)  1933-1987, 1988-1991, 1993-1997 (Parkes per) (also available online)
  • Jewish Guardian 1919-Aug. 1931 (Rare Books Parkes per)
  • Jewish Observer and Middle East Review 1952-1953, 1956-1977 (Parkes per)
  • News from Hitler's Europe (National Committee for Rescue from Nazi Terror) Oct. 1943-Jan. 1946 (Rare Books Parkes per)
  • Polish Jewish Observer (City and East London Observer) 1943-Sep. 1945 (Rare Books Parkes per)
  • Zionist Review 1917-1927, 1938-1943, 1943-1947 (Parkes per)

From the Institute of Jewish Affairs Library:

  • Birobidzshaner Shtern Jan. 1970-May 1991 (Rare Books Parkes per)
  • Evreiski vesti (Sofia) 1970-1990 (Rare Books Parkes per)
  • Gemeinde offizielles Organder Israelischen Kultusgemeinde Wien 1967-1993 (Rare Books Parkes per)
  • Revista cultului mozaic din R.P.R. Jan. 1965-Oct. 1992 (Rare Books Parkes per)
  • UJ Elet (Budapest) Jan. 1958-1993 (Rare Books Parkes per)

News from Hitler's Europe

Digitised Newspapers and News Magazines (Historical)


Individual titles

Digitised Newspapers and Magazines (Current)