Partners with the Center for Research Libraries

Today, announced a new partnership with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a non-profit organization that collects and preserves scholarly materials on behalf of 233 North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries.

This new partnership will result in the digitization and indexing of historical documents including U.S. ethnic newspapers, military records, and other materials that provide a unique perspective on American history. "This partnership will enable us to provide wider access to rare American materials." said Bernard Reilly, President of CRL.

"Working with CRL will provide members with access to original records that offer insight into a side of American history that few have seen before." said Roger Bell, President of "Our goal is to make important historical materials like this available to as many people as possible, and partnerships like this with CRL enable us to achieve that goal."

As a result of this partnership, universities and libraries affiliated with CRL will have access to selected CRL content available on for free at their physical locations. Others can gain access to these valuable records through their memberships.

This partnership is the latest in a series of key relationships has secured since January 2007, beginning with The National Archives and FamilySearch. Working together with these organizations has boosted to be one of the fastest growing sites providing historical content on the web. With over 12 million records already online, is adding over two million new documents per month providing access to exciting historical documents and images that have never been available on the internet before.

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