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History - United States: Historical Newspapers

Guide to United States History Resources

Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspapers Online

  • California Digital Newspaper Collection -- The California Digital Newspaper Collection is a project of the Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research at the University of California, Riverside.
  • Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection -- A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection currently represents nearly 200 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado primarily from 1859 to 1923.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers -- Library of Congress website providing free access to many American newspapers ranging from 1836 to 1922.
  • Digital Library of Georgia: Historic Newspapers --  The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's history and culture. Digital collections include historical and more current newspapers.
  • Google News Archive -- An alphabetized title list of various digitized newspapers with sporadic coverage in the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.  
  • Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections -- Hosted by the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois, collections include digital facsimiles of newspapers and trade journals in a variety of fields.
  • Kentucky Newspaper Collection -- Hosted by the University of Kentucky, the Historic Kentucky Newspaper Collection is comprised of historic newspapers, images, collections, maps, books, and oral histories.
  • Maryland State Archives Online Digitized Newspapers -- The Digital Newspapers page is the best way of finding and viewing all of the newspapers that the Maryland State Archives makes available online. Titles are listed alphabetically, along with the dates they were published, question marks appear when exact dates are unknown.
  • Minnesota Newspapers Collection -- A small collection of smaller Minnesota newspapers. 
  • Nebraska Newspapers -- A collaborative site developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska State Historical Society. The collection presents the State's newspapers before 1923 and is a valuable resource covering social, political, and economic viewpoints from the different regions of Nebraska.
  • New York Times Historical -- The New York Times historical full edition (1851-2010).
  • NYS Historic Newspapers -- The NYS Historic Newspaper project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history.
  • North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project -- The State Archives of North Carolina completed this project in 2009. Materials include various newspapers ranging from the colonial period to the late 19th century.
  • Ohio's Digitized Newspapers -- A collaborative project of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio.
  • Oklahoma Historical Newspapers -- A gateway to Oklahoma history.  Included are newspapers with a date range of nearly 100 years, from the 1840s to the 1920s.
  • Oregon Newspapers -- The Historic Oregon Newspapers website provides access to Oregon newspapers published between 1860 and 1922.
  • Texas Digital Newspaper Program -- A collaborative project to represent and preserve Texas history through digitized newspapers that range from 1829 through the present.
  • Utah Digital Newspapers -- Hosted at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library, the Utah Digital Newspapers is one of the largest state newspaper projects in the United States.
  • Washington Historical Newspapers -- Includes digitized historical newspapers that reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of Washington State residents during different periods of Washington State history.
  • Wyoming Newspaper Project -- This project makes Wyoming's historical newspapers available for educational, research, and genealogical purposes.