Free Digital Access to Historical American Newspapers

Posted By on December 2, 2011

Seeking to access American newspapers published between 1836 and 1922?  Try exploring the Chronicling America database which is permanently maintained by the Library of Congress.  The National Digital Newspaper Program offers free access to millions of digitized historic American newspaper pages.

Yet another database that you may consider exploring is the U.S. Newspaper Directory. The objective of this directory is to facilitate access to select American newspapers published between 1690-present that have not yet been digitized. This database is also permanently maintained by the Library of Congress.

May the haunting season begin!

Mark Kloempken and Tove Klovning

About The Author

Tove Klovning oversees foreign, comparative, and international law services at the law library and teaches Legal Research Methodologies I & II. She often guest lecturers on legal research methodology strategies in seminar classes and assists researchers with legal research questions relating to foreign law, comparative law, and international law, as well as questions related to the American legal system. She has written several research guides on American, international, and foreign legal issues.

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