U.S. Historical Newspapers Online by State

U.S. Historical Newspapers Online - State by State

Explore online, digitized historical newspapers from across the US
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Search indexed newspapers or browse the actual digitized pages of hundreds of digitized historical newspapers online. This listing of historical newspapers online by state includes many, but not all, of the available U.S. historical newspapers online. Most historical newspapers listed here are free, but those that require a subscription are marked accordingly.


  • Birmingham Iron Age, 1874-1887 - Free, from the Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections


  • Tundra Times, 1962-1997 - The "voice of Alaskan Natives," online for free access from the Tuzzy Library at Ilisagvik College.


  • Casa Grande Newspaper Project, 1912-2007 - Search more than 267,735 historical newspaper pages online for free thanks to the Casa Grande Public Library.



  • Amador Ledger, 1900-1911 - Online as part of the free California Digital Newspaper Collection
  • Alta California, 1849-1910 - a daily San Francisco newspaper, online as part of the free California Digital Newspaper Collection
  • El Clamor Publico, 1855-1859 - the first Spanish-language newspaper in California after the American occupation. Online for free fro the USC Libraries Digital Archive.
  • Los Angeles Herald, 1900-1910 - Online as part of the free California Digital Newspaper Collection
  • San Francisco Call, 1900-1910 - San Francisco's morning newspaper until 1913, online as part of the free California Digital Newspaper Collection



  • The Hartford Courant, 1764-1984 - Online archives from the Hartford Courant offers free index searching, but requires a per article fee to access actual newspaper documents.


  • Boca Raton Newspapers Collection, 1938-1970 - Free collection of several "hometown newspapers" from the Boca Raton Historical Society.
  • Chronicling America, 1836–1922 - This free historical newspapers collection from the Library of Congress offers access to several dozen different Florida newspapers, including the Gainesville Daily Sun, Pensacola Daily News and the Florida Agriculturist.
  • Florida Digital Newspaper Library 500 500, mid-1800s through present - Hundreds of Florida newspapers have been digitized and made available online for free viewing through this massive project.
  • St. Petersburg Times/St. Petersburg Evening Independent, 1901-2011 - Google News Archive hosts free digitized copies of these two long-time St. Petersburg newspapers. Enter "St. Petersburg" or the paper name in the source box.


  • The Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1833 - American Indian newspaper, online for free viewing as part of the Georgia Historic Newspapers collection.
  • The Colored Tribune, 1876 - Savannah-based, African American newspaper. From the Georgia Historic Newspapers collection.
  • The Dublin Post, 1878-1887 - Online for free viewing as part of the Georgia Historic Newspapers collection.
  • Rome News-Tribune, 1910-1999 - Selected issues, most from 1910, and from 1950-1990, are available online for free viewing through Google News Archive. Enter "Rome News" in the source box.


  • Ulukau: Hawaiian Electronic Library, 1834-1948 - A collection of historic Hawaiian language newspapers available for free searching and browsing.
  • Hawaiian Language Newspapers, 1834-1927 - More than a dozen historic newspapers with free online access from the University of Hawaii. Scattered dates and titles available.


  • Barrington Review, 1914-1930 - Free access to full–page reproductions from January 1, 1914–December 29, 1921 and April 23, 1925–November 13, 1930. Also available, an index to births, deaths and marriages from the Barrington Courier-Review from 1890-2006.
  • Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections, 1895-1945 - Titles available among the more than three dozen newspaper titles include the Daily Illini (1916-1945), the Urbana Daily Courier (1903-1935), and the Express - Tallula, Illinois (1895-1896, scattered issues). Free!
  • Chicago Tribune Archive – Historic article images from 1852 to the present. There is a fee for individual article access, or available via subscription from ProQuest Historical Newspapers (check with your local library).
  • Chicago Defender Archive – Historic article images from 1905–1975. There is a fee for individual article access, or available via subscription from ProQuest Historical Newspapers (check with your local library).
  • Quincy Historical Newspaper Archive, 1835-1919 - Free access to the Quincy Daily Whig, Quincy Daily Herald and Quincy Daily Journal.
  • Flora Digital Newspapers Collection - Free, online historical newspapers from Flora and Clay County in Southern Illinois from the Illinois Digital Archives.
  • Chronicling America, 1836–1922 – Includes the Chicago Eagle (1889–1922) and the Cairo Bulletin (1868–1878), plus a few others.


  • Hoosier State Chronicles - Indiana's digital historic newspaper program offers online access to several dozen Indiana newspaper titles, encompassing over 58,000 issues and over 360,000 pages.
  • Muncie Post-Democrat, 1921-1950 - Includes issues of the historic anti-Ku Klux Klan newspaper published by George Dale from 1921 until his death in 1936, and continued as a local newspaper after his death until the 1950s. Free!
  • NewspaperArchive - The Indiana Historical Society partnered with Newspaper Archive to digitize 5,625 rolls of microfilm representing 760 Indiana newspapers, encompassing more than 2.5 million newspaper pages dated 1924 and earlier. View for free in the William H. Smith Memorial Library, or online with a subscription to NewspaperArchive.


  • Adams County Free Press, 1876-2000 - Over 100,000 digitized pages online for free searching and viewing.
  • Cedar Rapids Newspaper Archives, 1857-1998 - Free online access to a number of Cedar Rapids area historical newspapers, including the Cedar Rapids GazetteDes Moines Daily News and Iowa State Leader.
  • Charles City Press, 1930-2007 - A free online database containing more than 3,300 historical newspaper pages from the Floyd County Museum.
  • Sioux County Newspaper Archives, 1878-2000 - Search or browse over a dozen Sioux County historical newspapers for free.


  • Kansas Memory Historic Newspapers, 1850-1987 - Selected pages and articles from historical newspapers across the state.
  • Chronicling America, 1836–1922 - Explore selected issues from over 20 historical Kansas newspapers in this free digitized collection from the Library of Congress.
  • GenealogyBank - Historic Kansas Newspapers, 1841-1981 - Selected (mostly short) runs from over 68 historic African American Kansas newspapers can be searched and viewed through a subscription to GenealogyBank, including such newspapers as the Wichita Searchlight and the State Ledger (Topeka).
  • Ancestry Historical Newspaper Collection - Kansas - Subscription-based site Ancestry.com offers digitized issues of the Atchison Globe, in its various incarnations, from 1882-1976, plus the Great Bend TribuneSalina Journal, and Western Kansas Press.


  • Historic Kentucky Newspapers, 1896-1916 - The Kentuckiana Digital Library has over 35 historic Kentucky newspapers online for free searching and viewing. Available issues vary by paper - from one to several thousand.


  • New Orleans Bee, 1827-1953 - Free PDF files are browseable by date, but there is no other search feature. From the Jefferson Parish Library.
  • Louisiana Newspaper Access Program – A small number of the earliest newspaper issues from each of Louisiana's 64 parishes.
  • Chronicling America, 1836–1922 – This free historical newspapers collection from the Library of Congress offers access to over fifty historical Louisiana newspapers, including the Louisiana Democrat, the Colfax Chronicle and the Madison Journal.
  • Google News Archive – Digitized Louisiana newspapers in the Google News Archive collection include a large run of the New Orleans Commercial Bulletin, the Louisiana Courier, the New-Orleans Tagliche Deutfche Beitung and the Louisiana Staats-Zeitung.


  • Google News Archive – Browsable and searchable Maryland newspapers in the Google News Archive collection include the Baltimore Afro-Eagle (1933-2003) and the American Eagle (1856-1857).
  • Maryland Early State Records Online, Newspapers, 1802–1947 – Browsable only, these digitized early Maryland newspapers date as early as the 1802 American and Commercial Daily Advertiser to the Civil War era Baltimore Clipper and more recent Cambridge Chronicle (1830–1947).
  • Maryland Gazette Collection, 1728–1839 – Browsable, digitized pages from the Maryland State Archives.


  • The Barnstable Patriot Digital Archive, 1830–1930 - Searchable digitized newspaper covers Cape Cod and the Islands, plus the Hyannis Patriot (1894-1930) and Sandwich Observer (1910-1911). From the Sturgis Library.
  • The Chatham Monitor & Cape Cod Chronicle Historical Collection – The Eldredge Public Library has digitized and made available online their entire collection of historic Chatham newspapers.
  • Provincetown Advocate – Search the Provincetown Public Library's digitized collection of Provincetown area newspapers, including the Provincetown Advocate, Provincetown Banner, Provincetown Beacon and News Beacon. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the search link.
  • Boston Globe Historical Archive – Historic article images from 1872-1922, plus current content from 1979-present. There is a fee for individual article access, or available via subscription from ProQuest Historical Newspapers (check with your local library).
  • The Liberator – Digitized images from 1831-1865 can be searched or browsed for this influential anti-slavery newspaper published by abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. Available with a subscription to Accessible Archives.


  • Cass City Newspapers - Free PDF images of the Cass City Chronicle (1981–2009) and Enterprise (1881–1906) from the Rawson Memorial Library.
  • The Commercial Record (Saugatuck) – Back issues of this Saugatuck-Douglas community newspaper are available for browsing for most of the period 1868–1967. A small portion of the content has been indexed and is searchable.
  • Grosse Pointe Newspapers – Includes the Grosse Pointe News (1940–present), Grosse Pointe Review (1930–1952), and Grosse Pointe Civic News (1923–1934). From the Grosse Pointe Public Library.
  • Making of Modern Michigan – Dozens of historical newspapers dating back to the mid-1800s are available from a cooperative of 52 participating libraries, including the Manchester Enterprise (1867-1892) and Owosso Press (1862-1869).
  • Lake Orion Review – Searchable archive covering the years 1868-1957 from the Orion Township Public Library.


  • Holt Weekly News - Searchable and browsable archive of the community newspaper Holt Weely News from 1911-1952.
  • Minnesota Digital Newspaper Project – A great gateway page to the Minnesota historical newspapers available online at Chronicling America, including various incarnations of the Saint Paul Globe (1878–1905) and Bemidji Pioneer (1896–1922).
  • Winona Newspaper Project – This searchable archive includes available issues of the Winona Argus (1854 and 1857), the Winona Daily Republican (1860–1901), the Winona Republican-Herald (1901–1954), and the Winona Daily News (1954–1976).


  • The Citizens' Council - Digitized issues of the newspaper of the white supremacist Citizens’ Council of Mississippi, published from October 1955 to September 1961.
  • Ancestry Historical Newspaper Collection, Mississippi – Subscription-based access to ten historical Mississippi newspapers, including several incarnations of the Daily Democrat Times (1904–1912 and 1930–1977) from Greenville, Mississippi.
  • The Memphis Daily Appeal – Although located in Memphis, Tennessee, this newspaper included several Mississippi towns in its coverage area, including Hernando, Grenada, Jackson, and Vicksburg, Mississippi.


  • Chillicothe Constitution Tribune – Searchable archive of more than 320,447 newspaper pages from the Chillicothe Constitution Tribune, 1889-2006.
  • Missouri Digital Heritage, Newspapers – Online archive of historic newspapers from St. Louis and other locations from the collections of various Missouri libraries and historical societies.
  • Chronicling America1836–1922 – Over three dozen historical Missouri newspapers can be searched or browsed in this free online collection from the Library of Congress. Includes the St. Joseph Observer, Jackson Herald, and many others.


  • Chronicling America - A small handful of Montana historical newspapers are available online as part of this free Library of Congress project; the two largest runs are The Anaconda Standard (1889-1970) and Daily Yellowstone Journal (1882-1893).
  • Digital CharKoosta News – Digitization of this newspaper published by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation covers the years 1956 to 1961, and 1971 to 1988.


  • Nebraska Newspapers - Searchable full-text of selected Nebraska newspapers published in the state before 1923, plus great background information on each newspaper. These newspapers also available through Chronicling America.
  • Chronicling America – Nebraska newspapers digitized in this freely available full-text database from the Library of Congress include The Dakota County Herald (1891-1965), Omaha Daily Bee (1872-1922), Columbus Journal (1874-1911) and The Red Cloud Chief (1873-1923).
  • The Ord Quiz – This historic newspaper from the Ord Township Library is available as searchable PDFs, browsable by date.


  • Las Vegas Age Digital Newspaper Collection, 1905–1924 - Digital images of the Las Vegas Age from the special collections of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Published from 7 Apr 1905–30 Nov 1947, but several issues are missing, including all of 1916.
  • Henderson Libraries Digital Collection – Includes two newspapers dating back to the mid-20th century – The Henderson Home News (1951-current), and The Big Job and Basic Bombardier newsletters (1940s) from the BMI magnesium plant in Henderson, Nevada.

New Hampshire

  • Paper of Record - A few short runs of historical New Hampshire papers, including The White Mountain Reporter and Carroll County Independent, are available online from the subscription-based site, Paper of Record.
  • Newspaper Archive – Several New Hampshire newspapers can be accessed via a subscription to Newspaper Archive, including the Portsmouth Herald (1898–2007).

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Chronicling America - Nearly 5 million digitized, searchable newspaper pages from historical New Mexico newspapers can be searched online for free in this collection from the Library of Congress. Includes historical runs of The Albuquerque Citizen (1895–1909) and The (Albuquerque) Evening Herald (1914–1922).
  • New Mexico's Digital Collections – Digitized copies of several New Mexico newspapers (Belen News, Borderer, Revista de Taos...) are online as part of a digital collections project of the University of New Mexico University Libraries. They also host a searchable database for locating non-digitized New Mexico newspapers.

New York

  • NYS Historic Newspapers - Over 4 million digitized newspapers pages from historic newspaper titles across much of New York State are available for free online searching and browsing. 
  • Fulton History - Don't let the title and design of this website fool you! Owner Tom Tryniski has digitized and made available online for FREE over 30 million historical newspaper pages, mostly from newspapers across the state of New York.
  • The Brooklyn Newsstand - The Brooklyn Public Library offers free online access to the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper, which was published from 1841 to 1955, as well as Brooklyn Life, a society magazine published from 1890 to 1931. 
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