Newspapers (Historical)


Features full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life among other subjects.

Digital access to the periodical collections of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), considered to be the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

Search the full text of over 270 African American newspapers with coverage from 1827 to 1998. Provides access to primary sources for researchers across African and African American studies; political science; ethnic studies; diaspora studies; women's studies; and cultural, literary and social history

Features more than 170 periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, bulletins, newsletters, annual reports, and other genres.

Indexes the alternative press in North America, with citations from alternative, radical, and leftist publications. Coverage is from 1969 to 1990.

Over two hundred Kansas newspapers from 1854 to 1981. Among those included are titles from the Sunflower State that are part of African American Newspapers, 1827-1998. This collection provides access to some years of the Emporia Gazette. 

American Indian Newspapers -  Publications of a range of communities, with an extensive list of periodicals produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016.

News Features & Internal Communication:  The news features, dating from 1940, include news analysis, human interest stories, and entertainment and sports reporting.

Bureau Collection: This collection offers access to records from the AP's Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh bureaus, dating from 1931 to 2004.

European Bureaus Collection provides records from 1952 to 2000 (date spans vary by country)

Washington, D.C. Bureaus Collection: Washington D.C Bureau provides access to records covering the years 1915-1930, 1952-2009.