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This digital archive was created to preserve the Anglophone newspapers published in nineteenth century Chile. Because the only known copies of many of these papers are held by the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile (the National Library of Chile), the Anglophone Chile project team collaborated with the National Library to preserve these papers for future generations while making them available to researchers worldwide.

These newspapers provide invaluable evidence of early globalization, embodying the history of travel, migration, and exchange and bearing witness to the longstanding interconnections between the global north and south. This project seeks to bridge the divide separating South American from European and North American collections, while contributing these foreign-language Chilean newspapers to the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile's fast-growing digital collections.

Launched in 2016, the project is currently in its first phase, having digitised the two earliest newspapers published by the British colonists in Valparaíso, Chile, the XX and YY, as well as one later newspaper, the Star of Chile (1904-1906) whose short run and high cultural interest combine to make it particularly worthy of immediate digitisation. In the project's second phase, we hope to digitise the rest of the newspapers produced by the colony (see the Newspaper timeline, linked above).

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals' Eileen Curran Field Development Grant (2018), which made possible this project's first phase.

Project directors

Jennifer Hayward, Fulbright Scholar, Universidad Autónoma de Chile (2016) and Professor, College of Wooster, Ohio, USA

Michelle Prain Brice, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Jessie Reeder, SUNY-Binghampton


Catie Newton, Digital Curation Librarian, College of Wooster

Jacob Heil, Digital Scholarship Librarian and Director of CORE, College of Wooster

Research Collaborators

Tess Henthorne, Georgetown University

Roberto Pérez Castro, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Student Research Assistants

Anna Halgash, College of Wooster 2021

Tongtong Wu, College of Wooster 2021

Bang Nguyen, College of Wooster 2022


Additional funding for this project has been provided by the following organizations, to which we are deeply grateful:

Ohio Five Mellon Digital Scholarship Grant (2016)

Universidad Autónoma de Chile Research Grant (2017)