National, State & Local

Newspaper Archives

There are excellent free historical resources for vintage newspaper articles in the United States. They cover a broad swath of U.S. history — from the 18th to the 21st century –and cover state, city, town, county, and regional newspapers. Headlines, articles, photos, display ads, classifieds…they’re all there for the taking.

Here are the U.S. archives I’ve come across so far, all free …

(see the menu on the left for more free links to international archives, magazines, college papers, foreign language newspapers, and other great resources).

National and Regional Collections

Northwest History Database

Searchable collection of vintage newspaper clippings from the Pacific Northwest.  Search on newspaper to see the clippings collection. The date range is very poorly described, but seems to be early 20th century.

New York Times Archives

The Times being a national newspaper, of sorts, I included it here. All archives from before 1923 and after 1986 are free of charge, and in-between those years there is a fee. This is one of the internet’s best archives.

HistoryBuff

A very small collection — just an archived page or two for any given year — but it manages to capture most of the major events of the past three centuries. The page images are very clear, especially the newspaper photographs. No text searching, but you can browse by date and event.

Chronicling America (Library of Congress)


This is both a good and frustrating collection. Good, for the diversity of sources,quality of images, and ease of the search interface. Frustrating, because there should be more from the nation’s leading library. Covers the years 1860-1922, and includes papers from about half the states, including California, District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. More are added regularly. A few important African-American papers are part of the collection here. The Library’s collection of high-resolution newspaper pages at Flickr is worth a look, but again…why such meager pickings?

Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com is an amazingly deep collection of vintage newspapers, and one of my favorite resources on the web. It’s not free (sorry!), but it’s well worth a look.  They offer papers from just about every state in the U.S. as well as from other countries, including Canada, UK, Panama and elsewhere.

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is also an excellent source for historical research…fee-based, but well worth it. It includes a deep collection of newspaper archives as well as census documents, directories, books, immigration records, and much more.

SmallTownPapers

This used to be an impressive, free resource, but most of the free content seems to have disappeared. Might be worth an explore, though.

A Book Worth Noting

Of note is this book about newspapers. The 1876 Centennial Newspaper Exhibition gives circulation details on every paper published in the US at that time.

 

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

State, County and City Papers

Alabama

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Birmingham Iron Age, 1874-1901. A weekly newspaper from the very early days of this city. The collection is incomplete, but offers full text searching and full page images. Update: A few other newspapers have been added to this collection, provided by the Birmingham Public Library, including the Pratt City Herald.

New Jacksonville Republican, 1837-1895. Browseable only, from Jacksonville State University.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional Alabama newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Assorted Birmingham, AL Newspaper Clippings from the Birmingham Public Library. Search on article descriptions; not clear which papers or date ranges are covered.

Alaska

New Petersburg Newspaper Archives, 1913-1922, from the Petersburg Public Library. Text searchable PDFs (download PDF if it doesn’t open in viewer).

The Tundra Times, 1965-1997 (Fairbanks). This is an odd archive, as it is a combination of article clippings and full page images. Still, it is one of the only free newspaper archives from Alaska, courtesy of the Tuzzy Consortium Library.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional Alaska newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Arizona

Casa Grande (near Phoenix) Newspaper Archives, 1912-2007, courtesy of the Casa Grande Public Library.

The Little Cowpuncher, 1934-1943. This is different! A mimeographed newspaper published by school children reflecting life in rural Arizona in a time when kids gave their teachers cow heads as a gift.

Arizona Digital Newspaper Program, 1850-1929. From the AZ State Library, 31 digitized newspapers from across the state, including The Tombstone Epitath, Arizona Miner, and the Flagstone Sun-Democrat.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional Arizona newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Arkansas

The Journal-Advance (1869-1949), in Gentry (originally Orchard City) offers a detailed look at news from the Ozarks. The paper is also known as the Courier-Journal.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional Arkansas newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

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California

This state’s growing archives collection needs a separate page.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional California newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

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Colorado

New Estes Park Archives, 1887-1925. A sporadic collection of downloadable newspapers, including the Estes Park Trail,  the Mountaineer, and the Loveland Reporter. Collection is text-only…no page images.

Colorado Newspaper Archives from 1859-1923. The Wild, Wild West!

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional Colorado newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

 




Connecticut

Newspapers of Connecticut, 1821-1929. Civil War era collections including the Soldier’s Record and the Connecticut Fifth, from the CT state library, along with earlier and later materials.

The Hartford Courant, 1764-present, can be searched for free but there is a charge to retrieve articles.

 

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional Connecticut newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

 

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

Delaware.

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find Deleware newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

District of Columbia (Washington DC).

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find Washington, DC newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

Florida

Florida Digital Newspaper Library archives, early 1800′s to current. The collection is not well-described, but looks to be mostly recent vintage with a smattering of 19th century material. The “text search” and “newspaper search” return different results, so try both.

Boca Raton, FL newspaper archives, 1930′s-current, courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society.

Central Florida Memory Newspaper Clippings. Assorted digital files, including a mish-mash of a few thousand newspaper items. Includes 19th century Lochmede Winter Park newspaper.

 

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional Florida newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

New The Judaica Newspaper Collection at the University of Florida includes The Jewish Floridian (1928-1987) and about 40 other titles, in English, Hebrew and other languages, from Florida and elsewhere. Be sure to click Text Search for full-text searching.

Georgia

Georgia Historic Newspapers 1750 to 1925

The Southern Israelite (1929-1958, 1984-1986). Printed in Augusta and Atlanta, this newspaper is a reflection of the Jewish community during a time of Hitler, WWII, the Holocaust, and the formation of Israel. An important historical resource.

 

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional Georgia newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

New The Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1834. Printed in New Echota, capital of the Cherokee Nation, in what is now Georgia, this was the first native American Indian newspaper. Browseable by date; the text search was not working when I tried it.

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

Hawaii

Hawaii Newspaper Archives (in Hawaiian) from the mid-1800′s to 1920′s. An assorted collection of full image newspapers, browseable, but not searchable.

Hawaiian Language Nupepa Collection, 1834-1948 More Hawaiian language newspapers, mostly in image format, but with some word searching.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Idaho

New Rigby Star, Fremont County, 1906-1975. Part of the Brigham Young University collection of influential Mormon publications. Use the PDF search box to find your terms after opening a page.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

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Illinois

The state’s growing archives collection needs a separate page.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

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Indiana

Muncie Post Democrat Newspaper Collection at Ball State University, 1921-1950 Full text searching and full page PDFs. Not the friendliest interface, though.

Evansville Press, 1850-2012. A local clippings collection, searchable by title and keyword. Collection is not well-described, but includes a lot of material on the University of Indiana, especially basketball, especially Bobby Knight.

Vevay/Switzerland County Newspapers, 1840-1901. Scanned newspaper pages (no text search, no keywords) from the Switzerland Co. HS. Archives include The Vevay Times and Switzerland County Democrat, and The Vevay Reveille.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

Iowa

There are lots of Iowa Archives for some reason.

Adams County, Iowa Newspaper Archives, 1876-2000

Cedar Rapids Library Newspaper Archives includes a number of Iowa newspapers, 1857-1998.

Charles City Daily Press, Floyd County, 1930-1931.

Sioux County Newspaper Archives, in Iowa, from 1872-2000.

The Des Moines Newspaper Archives, 1970-2007. Includes West Des Moines Express, Polk County News, and others.

The Malvern and Mills County Archives, 1864-2002. Includes the Malvern Leader, Mills County Journal, and others.

The Carroll Newspaper Archives, 1884-2007. The Carroll Daily Times Herald and other papers. Archives also include detailed early atlases of Carroll County.

The Buffalo Center Tribune, 1894-2003.

The Muscatine City Directories, 1856-1959. No newspapers here, but a terrific set of directories from the Musser Library…I had to put them somewhere!

New Marion Public Library newspaper archives, 1837-2012. Numerous papers from Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Linn County and, of course, Marion.

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Kansas

New Kansas Memory Digital Archives covers a smattering of 19th and early 20th century digital materials, including a few newspapers, which appear to include several hundred article clippings overall. Papers include the Wichita Eagle, Topeka Journal, Lawrence Daily Journal, and others.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Kentucky

The Kentuckiana Digital Library has newspaper archives from 1886-1912 for papers across Kentucky, from the Bluegrass Blade in Lexington to the Owensboro Vindicator. Full text searching, but an awkward interface.

New Northern Kentucky Newspaper Index, 1841-current. An odd mix of full image searchable newspapers, and newspaper indexes. Use the “full text” option to restrict results to images. Collection from the Kenton Library.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Louisiana

Louisiana Newspaper Access Program, 19th and early 20th century. Part of the Louisiana Digital Library Collection, this is an interesting hodge-podge collection of English and French language news, with a not terribly friendly user interface.

New Orleans Bee, 1827-1923. From the Jefferson Parish Library, this English and French newspaper is a rich slice of history, but unfortunately, only browseable by date, with no text search offered.

New Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, and Harper’s Weekly Journal, late 19th century. Also from the Louisiana Digital Library Collection, these appear to be images only.

 

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

Maine.

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Maryland

The Marlyland State Archives have several newspapers online, mostly from the 1800′s, though a few spill into early 1900′s and one has issues from 1965. These are digitized directly from microfilm, and can be browsed by date, but not searched.

Massachusetts

Barnstable, MA, on Cape Cod, has the Barnstable Patriot from 1830-1930, the Hyannis Patriot, and the Sandwich Observer, all with full text searching, courtesy of the Sturgis Library.

Provincetown Banner and The Advocate, 1918 and 1931-67 (but missing 1935). Full text searching, and full image retrieval.

Diario de Noticias/Alvaro Diaria, 1919-1973 (in Portugese). From the Claire T. Carney Library at UMass, an important resource for the Portugese-American community in New Bedford, with a rather complex search interface.

Cape Cod and Chatham Newpaper Archives, 1871-2008. An intermittent collection courtesy of the Eldredge Public Library and Microsearch Corp.

Wilmington Town Crier, 1930-2012 (sporadic). Most of the content is 1950 and later, but some older content as well. Includes a few other papers in addition to the Town Crier.

New Vineyard Gazette, Edgartown, 1848-1877 (sporadic) and 2009-current. Small town paper with nice, crisp images.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

Michigan

The Saugatuck-Douglas Library in Michigan has digitized the Commercial Record, 1868-1959. Keyword searching available, for this lumber and shipping community on Lake Michigan.

New Cass City Chronicle and The Enterprise, from the late 1800′s forward, courtesy of the Rawson Memorial Library, with text searching.

New Otsego County archives of assorted unnamed papers, 1903-2009.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

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Minnesota

Holt Weekly News and Northern Light, 1911-1952. From the “Home of the Largest Co-operative Creamery in Marshall County” a terrific rural newspaper archive. NOTE…site was down at last check, hopefully only temporarily. 

The Winona State University Newspaper Archives include several area papers from 1855-1960.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

New. Minneapolis Labor Review, 1907-2006. Interesting resource, but man, is this site slow to load!

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Mississippi

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Missouri

Missouri Newspaper Archives, 1840s-1985. Search about 20 assorted commercial and student newspapers.

Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, 1889-2008. A substantial archive of essentially two newspapers that eventually merged into one.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Montana

The Chronicling America collection at the Library of Congress includes a smattering of late-1800′s Montana papers, including the Anacondia Standard and the Daily Yellowstone Journal.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Nebraska

The Ord Quiz, 1895-1980. This central Nebraska newspaper archive is only browseable by date, but once you open a PDF newspaper, you can text search the content.

Nebraska Newspapers, 1874-1914, from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, offers browseable-by-date and text-searchable newspapers from Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, Valentine, Broken Bow, and other towns.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

Nevada

Las Vegas Age newspaper archives in Nevada, 1905-1924, with some gaps in coverage. Searching is on keywords rather than full text.

The Henderson Libraries Digital Collection includes two newspapers dating back to the 1940′s and 1950′s. The Henderson Home News (1951-current) and The Big Job, and Basic Bombardier newsletters, 1940s, from the BMI magnesium plant in Henderson, NV during WWII. The plant made millions (billions?) of tracer bullets for the war effort.

New The clumsily-named Cooperative Libraries Automated Network Digital Collections has several newspapers from the late 1800s to early 1900s, including Reese River Reveille, Daily Territorial Enterprise, White Pine News, and the Virgnia Evening Chronicle.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Gazette, the first newspaper printed in New Hampshire. Only one 4-page newspaper is here, but it’s a reproduction of the original from 1756, and worth a look.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

 

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New Jersey

This state’s growing archives collection needs a separate page.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

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New Mexico.

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

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New York

This state’s growing archives collection needs a separate page.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

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North Carolina

The North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, 1751-1898. A smattering of newspapers from assorted periods in NC history, and from several places, including Edenton, Fayetteville, Hillsboro, New Bern, Salisbury and Wilmington. Page images are keyword searchable.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

North Dakota

Frontier Scout, North Dakota’s first newspaper, 1864-65. About 20 issues are available online in full image format, but they are not searchable.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Ohio

Cleveland Press, 1878-1982. Photos and digitized article clippings, with full text search. Incredibly, many of the articles do not show the date!

Ohio Memory houses a wide variety of digitized content including two newspapers: the weekly Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1922-1994, and the Amherst News Times, from (roughly) 1919-modern times…the newspaper content at the archive is not well-described.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoman, 1901-current. This is a fee-based archive, but I listed it anyway, since there are no free resources I know of.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

Oregon

Historic Oregon Newspapers, 1846-1922. A growing collection of papers around the state, with full text search, fast and clear page previews, highlighted search results, PDF downloads and the ability to open a text version of a newspaper page.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA Jewish Newspaper Project, 1895-Present. Includes three publications.

Philadelphia Inquirer Civil War Archive, from a Northern perspective, 1860-1865

Lancaster County, PA Newspaper Archives, 1816-1889, and 1915-2001. Several newspapers online, including the curiously-named Columbia Spy.

Tioga County, PA Newspaper Archives, 1838-2006, courtesy of the Green Free Public Library in Wellsboro, PA.

Penn State Newspaper Archives, offers several papers in their Civil War collection, along with archives of student newspapers, and clippings from Lancaster Farming from the 1950′s onward.

Smethport, PA newspaper archives, McKean County, 1833-1977. More than a dozen papers here, many of them with a heavy focus on the mining industry, and all courtesy of the Hamlin Memorial Library.

Access Pennsylvania Digital Archive, includes the Nazareth Item (1891-1975) and the new Holland Clarion in Lancaster County (1873-1950), along with many other digitized archives from Wilkes-Barre and elsewhere. Good collection, but not well-described or user friendly.

Pennsylvania Civil War Newspaper Archives, 1831-1877. Assorted papers from this critical period in US history; includes eight papers from Gettysburgh. Full page images and full text search.

The Chester, PA newspaper archives, 1876-1976, including the Chester Times, Delaware County Daily Times, and others. From the Delaware County Library.

Ambler Gazette, 1894-1931. From the Wissahickon Valley Public Library in Montgomery County, a cumbersome archive (sorry!) browseable by date.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

Rhode Island.

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

South Carolina

The New South newspaper archives, 1862-1866, published in Port Royal and Beaufort, during the Civil War. Archive is full-text searchable.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 20th century.

New. The South Carolina Digital Library features several newspapers, mostly 19th century, including the estimable Pee Dee Times. Don’t ask why, but 20th century papers are a separate link.

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South Dakota.

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tennessee

The TN State Archives offers free access to the Infotrac database of 19th century newspapers, including Civil War era papers from Nashville, Chatanooga and Memphis. There’s a catch…access is for Tennessee residents only (or at least for anyone providing a Tennessee zip code and phone number).

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Texas

San Antonio Light and the Daily Light, 1883-1886.

The Weimar Mercury, and other area papers, 1885-1960, from the collection of the Nesbitt Memorial Library.

The Wellington Leader, 1909-2006, from the Collingsworth Public Library.

Archives of the La Marque Times, 1970-1998.

The Portal to Texas History offers a large rambling collection of newspapers and other digital archives with full text search. Seems to have good coverage of 19th and 20th century material. Select Newspapers (duh!) to limit your search and click More under Collections to get an idea of what’s available.

New Houston Chronicle, 1985-present. Articles are displayed in web-page format.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

Utah

Utah Digital Newspapers Collection, varied papers, approx 1850s-current

Utah newspapers from the Mormon school, Brigham Young University. Dates and collections are not well described, but look to be mostly 19th century; papers include Daily Enquirer, Deseret News, and the Rigby Star. Click on Newspapers in the Collections by Format box.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Vermont.

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

 

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Intelius People Find provides a surprising amount of free information, and full information for a modest fee.

Virginia

Richmond Then and Now, 1860-1989. A small collection of articles covering the history of this storied city. Text-only.

Virginia Gazette, 1736-1780. An important 18th century resource from the Revolutionary War era, users can browse by date or search articles by a master index.

Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1860-1865. Another smallish collection, covering the Civil War (or the War Between the States) from a Confederate perspective.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Washington

Washington State Newspaper Archives, approx. 1850-1890′s. Numerous papers from around the state, including Spokane, Seattle, and Puget Sound.

Port Townsend Morning Leader, 1903-1910. Select Port Towsend Leader from the Collections list to search just the newspaper.

Walla Wallop, 1944-1946. From the Walla Walla Army Air Base (before there was a USAF), the official WWII base newspaper. Nice collection.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

West Virginia

No free archives that I know of…please contact us if you know of any sources to include.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Newpaper Archives, mostly from the period 1860-1940, thousands of searchable newspaper clippings.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ancestry.com is an excellent source for historical research…fee-based, but well worth it.

Wyoming

Wyoming Newspaper Project, 1849-1970. Lots of papers here from Cheyenne, Cody, Casper, and across the state. The images I viewed were surprisingly sharp and clear. This appears to be a rapidly growing collection.

Yellowstone National Park Newspaper, 2001-current. The official park newspaper published by the National Park Service. Not particularly historical, but unusual enough that I thought I’d include it. Browseable PDFs, but no text searching.

At Newspapers.com, a subscription service, you can find additional  newspaper archives covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

 


And some other archives to note:

New Jewish News Archives, 1923-2008. From JTA, the Jewish news service, comes some of the earliest press reports about Adolph Hitler, the rise of Naziism, the Holocaust and roots of the Palestine-Israel conflict. Articles are text-only.

Early America, 1750-1790. Only three pages on view here, one of them from Ben Franklin’s Gazette.

The Stars and Stripes from WWI, 1918-1919. Here’s a look at one of the seminal events of modern history. The American Soldier’s newspaper of World War I.

Chronicling America, 1900-1910, the Library of Congress’ small but growing collection of assorted newspapers.

Genealogy Images of History. This is a link to an odd commercial site…basically someone’s personal collection of old newspapers. But it’s well indexed, for looking up people and place names, in case you want to purchase the page with that name.

GenealogyBank. Worth noting, even though it’s a subscription site. Deep collection, with newspapers and other assorted records going back to the late 1600′s. Searching is free, and will pull up a snippet, but…naturally…you’ll have to subscribe to see the full page images.

The Labor Press Project Includes numerous examples of labor and socialist publications with titles like The Agitator. Not searchable, and not a deep resource, but there are many items here not available elsewhere. Site has a Pacific NW focus, and mostly early 20th century.

FreeNewspaperArchives.us is another compilation of free newspaper archives, focusing on US papers, and organized on a region-by-region basis.

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