About Sunday Times Digital Archive

Digital archive of the British Sunday Times newspaper 1822-2006

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Key features

The Sunday Times Digital Archive provides an online record of the people, events and culture of the last 180 years. This resource allows you to:

  • Browse by issue;
  • Highlight your search terms in the articles and images;
  • Limit searches by publication date or article type;
  • View results in full screen where you can grab, pan, zoom and crop images;
  • Save, print, bookmark and email results.

The archive is cross-searchable with other Newspaper and periodical archives using Gale Primary Sources. See About Gale Primary Sources for a full list of publications

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More information

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. They haven’t always been so clever though as it was caught up in one of the greatest frauds of the 20th century, when they 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.