America’s Historical Newspapers

Screen shot 2010-02-24 at 7.36.40 PMThis extraordinary collection provides full-text access to nearly every American newspaper* published from 1690 through the 19th century.  Search the entire database or limit a search to a specific region, state, town, or paper.  You may also limit by time period, language, and article type (including letters, news/opinion, advertisements, illustrations, cartoons, and announcements), or page through issues by date.

We’d be happy to offer tips and suggestions for searching America’s Historical Newspapers and other sources in American history at the reference desk, or via phone (212-854-2241), email,  or chat (butlerreference).

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*except for the New York Times, Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, which are included in ProQuest Historical Newspapers.