Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Historic American Newspapers
Open Access

Chronicling America is a collection of digitized newspapers from all the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Newspapers have been fully digitized and indexed from cover to cover. The collection includes newspapers published between 1798 and 1963; date ranges vary for each newspaper. A variety of search options are available, including by state, ethnicity, language, newspaper title, or date of publication. Each digitized page may be viewed as an image or text in the browser, or it may be downloaded in PDF or JPG 2000 (.jp2) format. JPG 2000 files require special software to view; see How to View for more information.

The database also includes a separately searchable newspaper directory which provides information about American newspapers published from 1690 to the present. Directory searches may be limited by place of publication, date, keyword, frequency, language, and type of newspaper.

Dates covered

Full-text newspapers from 1789-1963; directory information about newspapers from 1690 - present.

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