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Newspaper & News Collections

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of 270 newspapers from 36 American states, dating from the early 19th century through the late 20th century, digitized from three of the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States: the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Kansas State Historical Society, and the Library of Congress. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
African American Newspapers: The 19th Century 
African American Newspapers: The 19th Century, a component of Accessible Archives, is a digital collection of several major African-American newspapers, including Freedom's Journal, New York, NY (March 16, 1827-March 28, 1829), The Colored American (Weekly Advocate), New York, NY (January 7, 1837-December 25, 1841), The North Star, Rochester, NY (December 3, 1847-April 17, 1851), The National Era, Washington, D.C. (January 7, 1847-March 22, 1860), Provincial Freeman, Chatham, Canada West (1854-1857), Frederick Douglass Paper, Rochester, NY (1851-1863), Douglass Monthly, Rochester, NY (1859- August 1863), and The Christian Recorder (1861-1902). (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
America's Historical Newspapers 
America's Historical Newspapers, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of historical newspapers including Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998; and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
AP Multimedia Archive 
The AP Multimedia Archive is a digital collection of over 700,000 Associated Press photographs, charts and other graphics from the 1840s to the present. Accompanying captions and credits are also included. The AP Multimedia Archive can be searched by topic, location, date and concept. You may select from one of three archives: EuroAsia, Graphics PDF, or, the default archive, International Photos. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Atlanta Constitution Historical 
Atlanta Constitution Historical is a digital archive of the complete contents of the Atlanta Constitution from 1868-1945. LexisNexis provides access to the full-text of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1991 to the present in plain-text only. Westlaw provides access from November 1988 to the present. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Boston Globe Historical 
Boston Globe Historical is a digital archive of the complete contents of the Boston Globe from 1872-1979. LexisNexis provides full-text access from September 1988 to present in plain-text only. Westlaw provide access from December 1979 to present. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Boston Public Library Newspaper Room 
The Boston Public Library Newspaper Room has a long tradition of collecting and preserving newspapers. The BPL retains in remote storage over 10,000 Massachusetts newspapers in print, over 1,000 from throughout the U.S. and hundreds of foreign newspapers. The BPL currently subscribes to over 300 newspapers from around the world. Over 5,000 newspapers are available in microform in the BPL Microtext Department.
Chicago Tribune 
Chicago Tribune Historical is a digital archive of the complete contents of the Chicago Tribune from 1849-1987. LexisNexis and Westlaw provide access to the full-text from 1985 to the present in plain-text only. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Chronicle of Higher Education 
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a highly respected source of news and information from the world of academia. Current issues are available in print in the Casual Reading area in the Lemann Lounge located adjacent to the Langdell circulation desk. LexisNexis provides coverage from September 1997 to present. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers 
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690 and the present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.
Ethnic NewsWatch 
Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish), comprehensive full-text database of the newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Coverage from 1990 to the present. Plain-text only. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Factiva 
Factiva provides extensive coverage of a wide variety of newspapers and other news sources for the U.S. and other countries. Coverage varies by newspaper with some from the early 1980s but most from the early 1990s to the present. Plain-text only. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Gale NewsVault 
Gale NewsVault provides a single interface for searching across the various Gale digital newspaper archives, including: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part 1; 19th Century U.S. Newspapers; 19th Century UK Periodicals Online; Times Digital Archive; and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Google News 
Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader's personalized interests.
Hispanic American Newspapers 
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries, based on the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Historical Newspapers 
Historical Newspapers contains the digital collection Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870, providing access to articles referenced in Palmer's Index to the Times. Historical Newspapers also provides access to three historical newspaper indexes: Palmer's Index to the Times, 1790-1905, The Official Index to the Times, 1906-1980, and The Historical Index to the New York Times, 1851-September 1922. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
LexisNexis News & Business 
LexisNexis News & Business provides extensive coverage of a wide variety of newspapers and other news sources for the U.S. and other countries. Coverage varies by newspaper with some from the 1970s but most from the mid-1980s to the present. Plain-text only. (LexisNexis account required.)
Los Angeles Times 
Los Angeles Times Historical is a digital archive of the complete contents of the Los Angeles Times from 1881-1987. LexisNexis and Westlaw provide access to the full-text from 1985 to the present in plain-text only. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
New York Times 
New York Times Historical is a digital archive of the complete contents of the New York Times from 1851-2007 and the New York Times Index from 1851 to 1993. LexisNexis and Westlaw provide access to the full-text of the New York Times from June 1980 to the present in plain-text only. Also available on microfilm. The New York Times Index (1913 to present) and New York Times Index Prior Series (1851-1912) are available in print. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Nineteenth Century United States Newspapers 
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is a digital collection of historical U.S. newspapers published between 1800 and 1899. Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides complete coverage of each included issue's contents including articles, advertisements and illustrations. Articles may be viewed in full-page and clipped format. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers 
ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides digital archives of the complete contents of several U.S. newspapers including the Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Daily World, Baltimore African-American, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Call and Post, Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, New York Tribune, Norfolk Journal and Guide, Philadelphia Tribune, Pittsburgh Courier, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
The Times 
The Times Digital Archive is a digital archive of the complete contents of The Times of London from 1785-1985. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Wall Street Journal 
Wall Street Journal Historical is a digital archive of the complete contents of the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1994. LexisNexis provides access to the full-text from 1984 to the present and to article abstracts from June 1979 to 1983 in plain-text only. Westlaw provides access to article abstracts only from May 1973 to the present. ProQuest provides access to the full-text from 1984 to present in plain-text only. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Washington Post 
Washington Post Historical is a digital archive of the complete contents of the Washington Post, 1877-1994. LexisNexis provides access to the full-text from 1977 to the present in plain-text only. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Westlaw Business & News 
Westlaw Business & News provides extensive coverage of a wide variety of newspapers and other news sources for the U.S. and other countries. Coverage varies by newspaper with some from the 1970s and most from the mid-1980s to the present. Plain-text only. (Westlaw account required.)
Widener Collection of Newspapers on Microfilm 
The Widener Collection of Newspapers on Microfilm is the primary Harvard repository of newspapers on microfilm from the U.S. and other countries. Use the Widener Newspapers on Microfilm Collection Search to locate newspapers in the collection. The Newspaper Microfilm Reading Room also houses a collection of print newspaper indexes. Print indexes were produced for a several regional newspapers beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s but most ceased publication by 1992 with the advent of online availability.
World Newspaper Archive 
The World Newspaper Archive, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of historical newspapers from the 19th to early 20th century. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)

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