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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Newspaper pages from 1880-1922 from Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. Also includes information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Historical Newspapers - Proquest
Full text of Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), Los Angeles Times (1881-1988), New York Times (1851 - 2008), and Washington Post (1877-1995).

America's Historical Newspapers Guide
Full text and full image of early American newspapers from 1690-1922. Also includes Hispanic American (1808-1980) and African American (1827-1998) newspapers.

Arizona Historical Newspapers (America's Historical Newspapers Select) (English, Spanish)
Full text/full page image of over 20 newspapers from 5 Arizona cities: Nogales, Phoenix, Prescott, Tombstone, and Tucson. Covers 1866-1931.

African American Newspapers
Full text and full image of newspapers published by African Americans from 1827-1998.

Hispanic American Newspapers
Full text of Spanish-language and bilingual Spanish-English newspapers printed in the U.S. from 1808-1980.

Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press
Collection of digitized newspapers and magazines representing Mexican and Mexican American press from Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s.

New Mexico Historical Newspapers (America's Historical Newspapers Select) (English, Spanish)
Full text/full page image of over 150 newspapers from cities around New Mexico. Primarily covers 1844-1920, with some issues from the 1940s-1970s.

Search online within specific titles

Historical Atlanta Constitution 1868-1945

Historical Chicago Defender 1910-1975

Historical Chicago Tribune 1849-1988

Historical Los Angeles Times 1881-1988

Historical New York Times 1851-2008

Historical Washington Post 1877-1955

Search international news sources

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers (English)
Full text/full image searchable digital archive of about 1,270 newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom, representing the largest single archive of English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996  (English)
Provides daily translations of broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from over 100 nations around the world between 1974 and 1996.

Historical Jerusalem Post 1932-1988 (English)
Full text archive of the world's top English-language daily newspaper covering Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Latin American Newspapers 1805-1922 (Spanish, Portuguese, English)
Full text/full image of more than 35 newspapers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

Pravda Digital Archive 1912-2009  (Russian)
Full text/full image of Pravda, the newspaper of record of the Soviet era and of continued, though diminished importance in Russia. The digital archive is full page image and fully searchable from the first issue in 1912 through 2009.

Russian Central Newspapers (Russian)
Full text for several major Russian newspapers/journals, some as far back as the early 1980s. 

Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 (Times, London)
Complete coverage of every article, editorial, graphic, advertisement, death and birth notices, etc. of The Times of London from its first issue. Every part of The Times is fully searchable.

Further research

18th and 19th Century Newspapers on Microfilm in the UA Libraries

Wikipedia: List of online newspaper archives
Selected sites for archives of U.S. and worldwide newspapers.

Print indexes to many newspapers are available at LC call number AI 21

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Last modified: September 22, 2016