About The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006
Access to the fully searchable digital archive of the British Sunday Times newspaper.
The Sunday Times Digital Archive provides an online record of the greatest crimes, careers, events and culture of the last 180 years. This resource allows you to:
- Browse by issue;
- Limit searches by publication date or article type;
- Save, print, bookmark and email results;
- View results in full screen where you can grab, pan, zoom and crop images;
- Highlight your search terms in the articles and images.
You can also search this resource through Gale NewsVault which allows you to simultaneously search several other historical newspapers at the same time including 19th Century British Library Newspapers.
Famous for its investigative journalism, The Sunday Times were responsible for revealing the thalidomide scandal in the 1960s and the Israeli nuclear program in 1986. The Sunday Times haven’t always been so clever though as it was caught up in one of the greatest frauds of the 20th century, when it signed a deal in 1983 to serialize the newly discovered Hitler Diaries which were quickly discovered to be forgeries. Circulation, however, soared.
The newspaper has always featured a regular births, deaths and marriages column. In the nineteenth century there was a regular Freemasonry column, as well as publishing details of the graduates from Sandhurst – so an excellent resource for family historians.
Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1966, when both papers came under common ownership. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times.