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Historical newspaper content is among researchers’ most sought-after primary source material. With more than 60 premier stand-alone historical titles, ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ is the definitive newspaper digital archive empowering researchers to digitally travel back through centuries to become eyewitnesses to history.

From leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to international, local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ reveals the day-to-day news coverage to researchers and historical explorers, providing invaluable insights and information to users from a wide range of subjects.

Every issue of each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. Researchers can study the progression of issues over time through these historical newspaper pages, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, editorial cartoons, and so much more. The ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ archive contains more than 55 million digitized pages.

And now, ProQuest is pleased to announce the addition of Regional Collections to the Historical Newspapers portfolio. Six regional collections will be offered, with nearly 100 titles included across the six collections. Researchers can study how local and regional papers reported on news of the day, concerning global, national and local issues, events and people.

More than just the article

With ProQuest Historical Newspapers, researchers have access to full-runs and full-images that include front-page headlines, classified ads, marriage and death announcements, comic strips, reviews, display advertising, editorials, birth notices, photographs, and many other article types to not only understand the news of yesteryear, but more importantly, the context in which it was made.

Find information quickly

ProQuest makes it easy for both novice and experienced researchers to find relevant information quickly, with basic and advanced search options. Researchers searching ProQuest Historical Newspapers will benefit from robust information management and workflow tools and functionality integrated into the platform, like the ability to cite results in numerous citation styles, save as a PDF or other document formats, save searches, and export documents to reference management tools.

Transcend time and geography!

With ProQuest Historical Newspapers, follow news across time and across geography, uncovering the multiple perspectives surrounding important issues and events.

Seamless search experience

ProQuest Historical Newspaper titles are fully cross-searchable with each other and all other databases located on the ProQuest platform, including ProQuest Recent Newspapers and all Newsstream news resources, improving breadth, depth and context.
For many titles, stories that spanned multiple newspaper pages are threaded together, appearing as one continuous image and further improving readability.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th Century.

Featured Titles

U.S. Regional Collections

Years of coverage are estimated and may change depending on the availability of content.

Midwest

  • The Advocate (Newark, OH)—1882-2011
  • Battle Creek Inquirer (Battle Creek, MI)—1918-2011
  • Chillicothe Gazette (Chillicothe, OH)—1862-2011
  • Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, OH)—1909-2011
  • The Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)—1890-2011
  • Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, WI)—1871-2006
  • Herald Times-Reporter (Manitowoc, WI)—1960-2011
  • Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN)—1869-1999
  • Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)—1920-2011
  • The Journal News (Hamilton, OH)—1891-1977
  • Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, OH)—1915-2011
  • Lansing State Journal (Lansing, MI)—1911-2009
  • The Marion Star (Marion, OH)—1878-2011
  • Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, WI)—1889-2006
  • News Herald (Port Clinton, OH)—1967-2011
  • News Journal (Marion, OH)—1909-2011
  • Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI)—1875-2006
  • Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN)—1831-1985
  • The Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI)—TBD
  • The Reporter (Fond Du Lac, WI)—TBD
  • Springfield News-Sun (Springfield, OH)—1900-2011
  • The Star Press (Muncie, IN)—1817-2008
  • Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, WI)—1895-2011
  • The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, WI)—1911-2005
  • Times Herald (Port Huron, MI)—1910-2011
  • Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH)—1885-2011
  • Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, WI)—1907-2006

North Central

  • Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD)—1886-2009
  • The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)—1871-2008
  • Fort Collins Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)—TBD
  • Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, MT)—1885-2011
  • Iowa City Press Citizen (Iowa City, IA)—1965-2008
  • Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, MO)—1987-2011
  • St. Cloud Times (St. Cloud, MN)—1928-2011

Northeast

  • Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, NJ)—1905-2009
  • The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT)—1848-2007
  • Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ)—1891-2010
  • Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ)—1949-2009
  • The Daily Journal (Vineland, NJ)—1925-2011
  • Daily Record (Morristown, NJ)—1974-2012
  • Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, NJ)—1903-2009
  • The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, NY)—1914-2011
  • The Journal News (Rockland: West Nyack, NY)—TBD
  • The Journal News (Yorktown: White Plains, NY)—TBD
  • The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)—1883-2010
  • New York Daily News (New York, NY)—TBD
  • The News Journal (Wilmington, DE)—1871-2009
  • Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA)—1960-2001
  • Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)—1960-2001
  • Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, NY)—1785-2010
  • Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY)—1904-2009
  • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)—1871-2008
  • Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY)—1891-2011)

South Central

  • Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)—1882-2004
  • The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)—1923-2009
  • The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA)—1914-2011
  • Daily World (Opelousas, LA)—1939-2012
  • Hattiesburg American (Hattiesburg, MS)—1940-2013
  • The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL)—1952-2009
  • The News-Star (Monroe, LA)—TBD
  • The Times (Shreveport, LA)—1871-2009
  • The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)—1883-1999

Southeast

  • Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)—1873-2009
  • The Daily News Leader (Staunton, VA)—1912-2011
  • The Daily News-Journal (Murfreesboro, TN)—TBD
  • Daily Press (Newport News, VA)—1898-2001
  • The Daily Times (Salisbury, MD)—1913-2011
  • Florida Today (Brevard County, FL)—1969-2006
  • The Jackson Sun (Jackson, TN)—TBD
  • The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, TN)—TBD
  • Miami News (Miami, FL)—1904-1988
  • The News-Press (Fort Meyers, FL)—1911-2010
  • Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL)—1892-2001
  • Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, FL)—1976-2011
  • Palm Beach Post (Palm Beach, FL)—1916-2004
  • Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, FL)—1956-2011
  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)—1925-2000
  • Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FL)—1913-2008
  • The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL)—1895-2016

West

  • The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)—TBD
  • Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, NV)—1876-2008
  • The Salinas Californian (Salinas, CA)—TBD
  • San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA)—1865-2007
  • The Spectrum (St. George, UT)—1966-2011
  • Statesman Journal (Salem, OR)—1869-2008
  • Tulare Advance-Register (Visalia, CA)—TBD
  • Visalia Times-Delta (Visalia, CA)—TBD

International Newspapers

Black Newspapers

American Jewish Newspapers

Specialty Historical Newspapers

*Additional year of content added annually

 

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