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American History: Newspapers & Periodicals

Early Newspapers and Periodicals

Please note: all newspapers are listed in the Colby Catalog by name and by subject under the town (state) - newspapers. Ex: Portland (ME) newspapers.

America's Historical Newspapers including Early American Newspapers Series 1 - 7, 1690-1922, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

Boston Globe 1872-1981

Note that from 1872-1960 the newspaper was titled The Boston Daily Globe

Ethnic Newswatch

Los Angeles Times 1881- 1988

Maine Newsstand

Making of America Online

Making of America Journals

Nation Archive

New York Times 1851-2008

Colby also has the NY Times Index in paper which can be useful in helping shape very broad topics. RefStorage AI21.N567

Wall Street Journal 1889-1994

The Washington Post 1877-1995

The Eastern Mail (1847-1863) (Waterville)

Waterville Mail (1863-1906)

Two of the earliest newspapers in Waterville, digitized in Colby's Digital Commons.

Accessible Archives

Full-text searching in important primary resources including The Pennsylvania Gazette, Civil War newspapers, The Liberator, 19th century African American newspapers, Godey's Lady's Book, 19th century American county histories, and South Carolina Newspapers.

American Periodicals Series 1740-1900

American Periodicals Series Online includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository to popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal to groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.

HarpWeek 1857-1912

This digitized collection of the influential news weekly Harpers Weekly is noted for it's many illustrations.

19th Century Masterfile

Searches indexes of 19th century periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain on subjects such as politics, law, religion, literature, the arts, social issues, and popular culture.

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