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Historical Newspapers - Readex Platform
California Historical Newspapers
Provides access to many California newspapers of historical significance dating as far back as 1849. Newspapers from San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Stockton and Benicia are included.
African American Newspapers
1827 - 1998. Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant
Hispanic American Newspapers
1808 - 1980. A collection of Spanish-language and Spanish/English newspapers printed in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Coverage begins in 1808 with the first Spanish-language newspaper printed in the U.S.
Historical Newspapers - Gale Platform
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers (Gale)
Provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers. Emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life.
Historical Newspapers - ProQuest platform
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times
1881 - 2010. Provides access to LA Times content just as it appeared when first printed. Includes news stories, advertising, cartoons, editorials, photographs, and more.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: San Francisco Chronicle
1865 - 1922. Provides access to the SF Chronicle just as it appeared when first printed. Includes news stories, advertising, cartoons, editorials, photographs, and more.
Historical Newspapers - Chronicling America (Library of Congress)
Complete list of digitized papers or visit Advanced Search and narrow to a specific time frame e.g. 1840 to 1900 and to specific states. You can search in the U.S. Newspaper Directory 1690-present for a specific newspaper title.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
The Morning Call (San Francisco)
"The San Francisco Call began life on December 1, 1856, as the Daily Morning Call. Staunchly Republican in political outlook, the Call was popular with the working classes, and it was the city's leading morning newspaper for several decades."
The Austin Weekly Statesman
"At the Democratic State Convention in January 1871, delegates decided that Austin needed a Democratic newspaper to compete with the two Republican papers already in circulation."
The Salt Lake Herald
"On Sunday, June 5, 1870, publishers William C. Dunbar and Edward L. Sloan, elders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), released the first issue of the Salt Lake Herald. The men promoted their newspaper as independent and neutral."
About Historical Newspapers
multiple newspapers are often available via one database platform
some are freely available, others are accessible through library subscriptions
be aware of content coverage (some is very sparse) and the quality of scans (some are difficult to read)
Sara Davidson Squibb
Subjects: African American Studies
, African Studies
, Controversial Topics
, Criminal Justice
, Current Events
, East Asian Studies
, Engineering (Aerospace)
, Engineering (Biological)
, Health Sciences
, Middle Eastern Studies
, Performing Arts
, Science (General)
, Writing Studies
Newspaper Collections via the Library
States - West of Mississippi