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Difficult to maneuver, but the Archive option lets you search for web news content until the year 2003. You can restrict your search to a more specific data range within this period. To do this, in step 6 above, select Custom range and type your specified dates. You also can browse old newspapers by locating the paper you want under its original name.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to 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. Learn more
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Contains all the words, photographs, and advertisements from selected newspapers published during the pivotal years before, during, and after the U.S. Civil War. Newspapers played a prominent role in the conflict. They helped mobilize public opinion for, or against, the war, relayed battlefield developments to their readers, and documented political life on the home front. Beyond military or political concerns there is much on cultural topics including travel, arts and leisure, sports and contests, and local social events.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016