Historical newspaper content is among researchers’ most sought-after primary source material. With more than 60 premier 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 52 million digitized pages.

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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.

U.S. Historical Newspapers 

Canadian Historical Newspapers


  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Calgary Herald—1883-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Edmonton Journal—1903-2010

British Columbia 

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Province (Vancouver)—1894-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Times-Colonist (Victoria)—1884-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Vancouver Sun—1912-2010


  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail—1844-2018*
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Ottawa Citizen—1845-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Toronto Star—1894-2019*
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Windsor Star—1893-2010


  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Montreal Gazette—1785-2010


  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Leader-Post (Regina)—1883-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Saskatoon Star Phoenix—1902-2009

International Historical Newspapers

Black Historical Newspapers

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World—1931-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American—1893-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender—1910-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Cleveland Call & Post—1934-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Kansas City Call—1919-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel—1934-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Louisville Defender—1951-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Michigan Chronicle—1939-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News—1922-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Norfolk Journal & Guide—1916-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Philadelphia Tribune—1912-2010
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier—1911-2010

Jewish-American Historical 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

* Additional year of content added annually

U.S. Historical State Collections

Now includes thirty-one new State Collections, each featuring some of the most important titles covering a specific state in the United States. Access these State Collections, many with titles going back over a hundred years, and give your users insight into everything from local government decisions to historic moments that may not have been reported anywhere else.

Note: ProQuest will continue to load titles into the State Collections over the course of 2023

Sample Historical Newspaper Titles

Le Monde
Chicago Tribune
Los Angeles Times
Chicago Defender
The Guardian
Atlanta Daily World
Calgary Herald
Edmonton Journal
Michigan Chronicle
Regina Leader Post
Montreal Gazette
National Post
Ottawa Citizen
Saskatoon Star Phoenix
The Province
Vancouver Sun
Windsor Star
The Age
The Boston Globe
The Globe and Mail
South China Morning Post
 The Times of India
Toronto Star

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