May 13, 2008

1925 is today's year that blog forgot.

Blogging the past today, I note:
The question whether women can be jurors.

Playing jazz to the head-hunters.

Snakes found in Ireland.

"A Thrill of the Old Prussian Spirit" as Paul von Hindenburg takes the oath of office.


Ruth Anne Adams said...

I can't get to the linked stories. Ms. Althouse, tear down that wall!

Ann Althouse said...

Are you sure? The 1925 ones should be free and accessible.

There is a middle period of years, including yesterday's 1974, that require a subscription or a per-use fee. But educational users can get free access to 100 articles a month (which is what I have).

Paddy O said...

1922 is the cutoff year for the free.

1925 is just a tad too future.

Do we just need an edu email address to get the educational access?

1775OGG said...

Ok, tell us all! Is that picture of your Momma or your Grandmomma?

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, an edu address gets 100 views a month.

Ann Althouse said...

And they are stupid not to permit this access.

What good does it do to cut off these old articles?

Ann Althouse said...

I'll see if I can get them to change it.

rhhardin said...

.aol users ought to get it free too. They're learning.

Paddy O said...

Yeah, an edu address gets 100 views a month.

Anyone know the link to do this? I've been poking around and can't find where to plug in my fancy new .edu address to get me some New York Times reading.

Trooper York said...

They just don't want you read about how cool they thought Stalin
was back in day without paying for it. The commies.

vbspurs said...

Yeah, an edu address gets 100 views a month.

What! Oh please please let this be the case for UK ".ac"'s too! I have the old Oxford alumna one.

*will try and report back*


Ryan said...

Assuming NYT renews its copyright, then copyright hasn't expired yet for 1925. But 1923 and earlier should be fair game.

dbp said...


From reading some of the posts from "the year that blog forgot", it seems as if you write with your current sense.

Did you consider writing with whatever attitude you had at the time (at least for years when you were both alive and not a kid)? Reading your comments about 1974, from the mindset of a hippy art-student-Althouse, would be a riot. It could be rife with the possibility for misunderstanding though.

Just curious. It is great either way.

Ann Althouse said...

Paddy and others: try this e-mail address:

Ask for what you want.

DHP: My decision was to approach old newspapers with the very same eye that I have now, but without the knowledge of the "future."

vbspurs said...

Thanks. Email explaining that I want my academic, free 100 views sent.

For good measure, I referenced the 20 years after Brown v. BoE link, to prey on their liberal sensiblities. ;)

We'll see.

Maxine Weiss said...

Poor planning. Somebody didn't think this through. Somebody set a goal for herself that is going to become an added encumberance and daily ogre.

Instead of the joy and variety of once-in-awhile conjuring up bygone times.

The saddled readers are now forced into daily rumination and compulsory contemplation on matters that, in addition, now require a fee to access !

The hardship of a daily expenditure to read copious links you'd not even bother with were they free.....

At what point does this exercise become tedious and rote?

I've been right on nearly everything else, and I'm right on the money with this !

Ann Althouse said...

dmfoiemjsof said..."Assuming NYT renews its copyright, then copyright hasn't expired yet for 1925. But 1923 and earlier should be fair game."

The problem is completely unrelated to copyright. They don't have to let us into their archive unless they want. They set up a resource, and they can decide if they want us to get to it. All public domain means is that we could use if we could get to it. They leave their newest material unprotected by a security wall, because they choose to, and it's all copyrighted. We can link to it and copy it in accordance with the fair use doctrine.

XWL said...

The NYT should embrace their inner heroin dealer (rather than their late 90s inner music executive).

blake said...

Maxine is back!

Or should I say, "Maxine" is "back"?

rcocean said...

What a great idea for a blog. And being an uber history nerd I would loved it.

But I ain't gonna pay the NYT for access.

vbspurs said...

Well, no response (not even a form email) from the NYT.

I'm dying to play, but I no pay if I have to.

(I also registered with my old .edu one, not the one, so they couldn't possibly head me off with "you have to be in an American university")


Ann Althouse said...

Does putting the edu address in your account information automatically give you the access? Check.