This combined database allows you to search across the four ProQuest historical newspapers that the Libraries subscribe to: the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the New York Times (1851- three years prior to the current year), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1999), and the Washington Post (1877-2000). You can search by date, fulltext, headline (title), first paragraph (abstract) and more. It includes advertisements and illustrations.
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Chicago Defender: July 31, 1909; January 1, 1910 – December 31, 1975
New York Times: September 18, 1851 – Three years prior to the current year
Wall Street Journal: July 8, 1889 – December 31, 1999
Washington Post: December 6, 1877 – December 31, 2000
The New York Times is updated annually in the fall. The other three databases are complete.
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The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post are available on microfilm. Check the for dates.
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