Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
The Atlanta Daily World had the first black White House correspondent and was the first black daily in the nation in the 20th century.
The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
The most widely circulated black newspaper on the Atlantic coast. It was the first black newspaper to have correspondents reporting on World War II, foreign correspondents, and female sports correspondents.
Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
A leading African-American newspaper, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago.
Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991)
Founded by Garrett Morgan, inventor of the gas mask and traffic light. Contributors included noted journalists Charles H. Loeb and John Fuster. The newspaper is well known for its support of the Scottsboro trial defendants with letters, clothing, stamps, and donations to the defense fund.
Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
The oldest and largest black newspaper in the western United States and the largest African-American owned newspaper in the U.S.
New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
The leading Black newspaper of the 20th century reached its peak in the 1940s. The Amsterdam News was a strong advocate for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and also covered the historically important Harlem Renaissance.
The Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
The only black newspaper to provide on-the-scene, day-to-day coverage of the Scottsboro trial, and was one of the best researched and well written black newspapers of its time.
The Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)
The oldest continuously published black newspaper, is dedicated to the needs and concerns of the fourth largest black community in the U.S. During the 1930s the paper supported the growth of the United Way, rallied against the riots in Chester, PA, and continuously fought against segregation.
Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
One of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Pittsburgh Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Pittsburgh Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.
Each of the Historical Black Newspapers is also available with ProQuest Black Studies Center, which features journals, Schomburg essays and dissertations, and more.
For articles from newspapers that are no longer published, weekly newspapers, or specialized newspapers, search the following databases.
- 19th Century U.S. NewspapersFull pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers.With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
- Access Newspaper ArchiveCovers US and international newspaper from 1607 - present. Includes many small town and neighborhood newspapers not included in other databases.Newspaper Archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more.
- Access World NewsIncludes major national and international newspapers, with some historical coverage.
- African American Newspapers, 1827-1998Includes a broad collection of African American newspapers published around the country, starting with the first African American paper Freedom's Journal through the 20th century.Part of the Readex America's Historical Newspapers collection, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 was created from the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States--those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress. Beginning with Freedom's Journal (NY), the first African American newspaper published in the United States, the titles in this resource include The Colored Citizen (OH), Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S.--Catalog Record
- Alternative Press IndexIndexes alternative radical and left newspapers and periodicals published since 1990.Highly recommended, comprehensive guide to alternative sources of information.
Coverage is international and interdisciplinary.
Provides in-depth coverage in the humanities and social sciences.
Indexes over 250 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
Includes selected abstracts from research journals.
- Alternative Press Index ArchiveIndexes alternative radical and left newspapers and periodicals published between 1969-1990.Comprehensive guide to alternative sources of information published from 1969-1990.
- America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922Full text of hundreds of American newspapers published between 1699 through 1922, with extensive coverage of newspapers published in the colonial period to 1820.Provides full text of issues from hundreds of American newspapers published between 1699 and 1922, with near exhaustive coverage for newspapers that began publication before 1820.
- Chronicling America: Historic American NewspapersSearch U.S. newspapers from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find lists of newspapers published between 1690-present. Limit by era, region, or languages.This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-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 (NDNP).
- Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971130 searchable newspapers published representing a wide variety of U.S. immigrant communities and cultural groups.More than 130 searchable newspapers published by members of many of the most influential American ethnic groups in 25 U.S. state
- Ethnic NewsWatchIndexes newspapers from the African American, American Indian, Asian American, and U.S. Latino communities, along with newspapers representing other cultural groups.Provides bibliographic citations and full-text articles appearing in numerous U.S. ethnic minority newspapers, consumer magazines, and some journals. The database focus is on African American, American Indian, Asian American, and U.S. Latino publications, though many other minority groups are also included.
- Google News ArchivesBrowse select back issues of newspapers around the world from the 19th and 20th centuries. Organized by title. Can be difficult to limit by date.
- Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980Includes Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century.
- ICON Newspaper Digitization ProjectsThe International Coalition on Newspapers includes links to collections of U.S. newspapers that have been digitized.The International Coalition on Newspapers includes links to collections of US & international newspapers that have been digitized.
- LGBT Life with Full TextIndexes many Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender newspapers and periodicals.Resource covering literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Coverage includes traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle, and regional publications, as well as non-periodical content such as books, bibliographies and dissertations.