Newspaper Resources

Newspaper Resources

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Library Resources

A History and Bibliography of American Newspapers 1690-1820 by Clarence Brigham (Greenwood Publishing Group)

American Newspapers 1821-1936: A Union List of Files Available in the United States and Canada by Winifred Gregory (H.W. Wilson Co., out of print)

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (Gale Group, updated annually)

Newspaper Indexes: A Location and Subject Guide for Researchers by Anita Cheek Milner, 3 volumes (Scarecrow Press)

A Checklist of American 18th Century Newspapers in the Library of Congress edited by John Van Ness Ingram (Greenwood Publishing Group, out of print)

Newspapers in Microform by Edmund Connery Latham (Library of Congress Catalog Publication Division, out of print)

The Lathrop Report on Newspaper Indexes edited by Norman and Mary Lou Lathrop (Norman Lathrop Enterprises, out of print)

American Periodicals, 1741-1900: An Index to the Microfilm Collections by Jean Hoornstra (University Microfilms)

African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography by James Philip Danky (Harvard University Press)

 
On the Web

Library of Congress Microfilm Index <lcweb.loc.gov/rr/news/oltitles.html>: Links to dozens of period newspapers for more than three centuries of indexed announcements, death notices, photographs and other news items.

National Library of Canada

<www.nlc-bnc.ca/8/16/index-e. html>: More than 200,000 reels of newspapers on microfilm.

American Newspaper Repository

<www.gwi.net/˜dnb/newsrep. html>: Nonprofit group founded by Nicholson Baker, author of the new book Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper (Random House, $25.95). (See page 68 for more information on this organization.)

US News Archives on the Web

<www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/archives.html>: Links to recent newspaper archives online.

Newspaper Abstracts <www.newspaperabstracts.com>: A searchable archive of newspapers published in 1923 or earlier.

America’s Chronicles

<www.americaschronicles.com>: Digital archives of 3,600 American community newspapers, set to launch in mid-September.

The Olden Times

<theoldentimes.com>: Scanned collection of 18th-, 19th-and early 20th-century US newspapers.

Immigration History Research Center <www.umn.edu/ihrc/>: Extensive collection of ethnic newspapers. Also call (612) 627-4208 or write to 826 Berry St., St. Paul, MN 55114.

From the October 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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