Historical newspaper content is among researchers’ most sought-after primary source material. With more than 60 premier stand-alone historical titles, ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ is the definitive newspaper digital archive empowering researchers to digitally travel back through centuries to become eyewitnesses to history.

From leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to international, local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ reveals the day-to-day news coverage to researchers and historical explorers, providing invaluable insights and information to users from a wide range of subjects.

Every issue of each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. Researchers can study the progression of issues over time through these historical newspaper pages, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, editorial cartoons, and so much more. The ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ archive contains more than 100 million digitized pages.

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Sample Historical Newspaper Titles

Le Monde
Chicago Tribune
Los Angeles Times
Chicago Defender
The Guardian
Atlanta Daily World
Calgary Herald
Edmonton Journal
Michigan Chronicle
Financial Post
London Free Press
Regina Leader Post
Montreal Gazette
National Post
Ottawa Citizen
Saskatoon Star Phoenix
The Province
Vancouver Sun
Windsor Star

ProQuest Historical Newspapers is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th Century.

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Canadian Historical Newspapers

International Newspapers

Black Newspapers

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World—1931-2003
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American—1893-1988
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender—1910-1975
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Cleveland Call & Post—1934-1991
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel—1934-2005
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Michigan Chronicle—1936-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News—1922-1993
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Norfolk Journal & Guide—1916-2003
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Philadelphia Tribune—1912-2001
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier—1911-2002

American Jewish Newspapers

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger—1857-1922
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The American Israelite—1854-2000
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Jewish Advocate—1905-1990
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Jewish Exponent—1887-1990

Specialty Historical Newspapers

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Communist Historical Newspaper Collection—1919-2013
  • ProQuest Civil War Era—1840-1865
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Leftist Papers—1900-2010

    U.S. Regional Collections

    There are gaps in years of coverage for some of these titles.


    • The Advocate (Newark, OH)—1882-2011
    • Battle Creek Inquirer (Battle Creek, MI)—1918-2011
    • Chillicothe Gazette (Chillicothe, OH)—1862-2011
    • Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, OH)—1909-2011
    • The Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)—1890-2011
    • The Dayton Daily News (Dayton, OH)—1898-1922
    • Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, WI)—1871-2006
    • Herald Times-Reporter (Manitowoc, WI)—1960-2011
    • Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN)—1869-1999
    • Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)—1920-2011
    • The Journal News (Hamilton, OH)—1891-1977
    • Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, OH)—1915-2011
    • Lansing State Journal (Lansing, MI)—1911-2011
    • The Marion Star (Marion, OH)—1878-2011
    • Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, WI)—1889-2006
    • News Herald (Port Clinton, OH)—1967-2011
    • News Journal (Marion, OH)—1909-2011
    • Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI)—1875-2006
    • Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN)—1831-1985
    • The Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI)—1920-2005
    • The Reporter (Fond Du Lac, WI)—TBD
    • Springfield News-Sun (Springfield, OH)—1900-2011
    • The Star Press (Muncie, IN)—1817-2008
    • Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, WI)—1895-2011
    • The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, WI)—1911-2005
    • Times Herald (Port Huron, MI)—1910-2011
    • Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH)—1885-2011
    • Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, WI)—1907-2006

    North Central

    • Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD)—1886-2009
    • The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)—1871-2008
    • Fort Collins Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)—1972-2012
    • Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, MT)—1885-2011
    • Iowa City Press Citizen (Iowa City, IA)—1965-2008
    • Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, MO)—1987-2011
    • St. Cloud Times (St. Cloud, MN)—1928-2011


    • Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, NJ)—1905-2009
    • The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT)—1848-2007
    • Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ)—1891-2010
    • Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ)—1949-2009
    • The Daily Journal (Vineland, NJ)—1925-2011
    • Daily Record (Morristown, NJ)—1974-2012
    • Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, NJ)—1903-2009
    • The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, NY)—1914-2011
    • The Journal News (Rockland: West Nyack, NY)—1889-1990
    • The Journal News (Yorktown: White Plains, NY)—TBD
    • The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)—1883-2010
    • New York Daily News (New York, NY)—1919-2009
    • The News Journal (Wilmington, DE)—1871-2009
    • Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA)—1960-2001
    • Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)—1884-1992
    • Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, NY)—1785-2010
    • Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY)—1904-2009
    • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)—1871-2008
    • Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY)—1891-2011)

    South Central

    • Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)—1882-2004
    • The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)—1923-2009
    • The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA)—1914-2011
    • Daily World (Opelousas, LA)—1939-2012
    • Hattiesburg American (Hattiesburg, MS)—1940-2013
    • The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL)—1952-2009
    • The News-Star (Monroe, LA)—2001-2012
    • The Times (Shreveport, LA)—1871-2009
    • The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)—1883-1999


    • Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)—1873-2009
    • The Daily News Leader (Staunton, VA)—1912-2011
    • The Daily News-Journal (Murfreesboro, TN)—TBD
    • Daily Press (Newport News, VA)—1898-2001
    • The Daily Times (Salisbury, MD)—1913-2011
    • Florida Today (Brevard County, FL)—1968-2006
    • The Jackson Sun (Jackson, TN)—1936-2011
    • The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, TN)—2001-2011
    • Miami News (Miami, FL)—1904-1988
    • The News-Press (Fort Meyers, FL)—1911-2010
    • Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL)—1913-2001
    • Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, FL)—1976-2011
    • Palm Beach Post (Palm Beach, FL)—1916-2004
    • Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, FL)—1956-2010
    • South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)—1925-2000
    • Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FL)—1913-2011
    • The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL)—1895-2016


    • The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)—1934-2011
    • Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, NV)—1876-2008
    • The Salinas Californian (Salinas, CA)—2001-2012
    • San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA)—1865-2007
    • The Spectrum (St. George, UT)—1973-2011
    • Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)—1881-2009
    • Statesman Journal (Salem, OR)—1869-2008
    • Tulare Advance-Register (Visalia, CA)—2001-2007
    • Visalia Times-Delta (Visalia, CA)—2001-2014

    *Additional year of content added annually


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