Historical Newspapers

Key Databases

Newspapers can be an excellent source for historical research.  Resources listed below are for historical news sources, not current news.

Key Resources

Newspapers from Center for Research Libraries

Take a look at CRL's topic guide for News and note their extensive holdings.

Major categories within the news collection include:

  • African American newspapers
  • U.S. Ethnic newspapers
  • Civilian Conservation Corp. Camp papers
  • Underground and alternative press
  • U.S. newspapers

CRL also holds collections of scripts, transcripts, and translations of news reports, produced or compiled by the British Broadcasting Corporation, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc, Foreign Broadcast Information Service, and the Voice of America.

Google Newspaper Digitization Project

Google has decided to end its newspaper digitization project. Existing content, about 60 million pages from 2,000 newspapers, will remain available, but no new content will be added.