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Old Newspapers of Historic Indiana – Indiana History Magazines

This webpage has links to free old newspapers and journals related to the history of Indiana.

Indiana History Magazines & Journals

Indiana Newspapers

Indiana Historical Newspaper Collection Websites


Indiana History Magazines & Journals

Indiana Historical Collections

Vols 1-9, 1916-1922
Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission

Indiana Historical Society Publications

Vols. 1 – 7, 1897- 1920
Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Magazine of History Archives

Vols. 1 – 107, 1905-2011
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University

Read old newspapers online free at Century Past

The Folklore Historian

Vols 1-6, 1984-89; Vols 16, 19, 20, 22, 25, 1999-2008
Terre Haute: Indiana State University


Indiana Newspapers

The Disseminator of Useful Knowledge; Containing hints to the youth of the United States–from the School of Industry

Jan 1828- Dec 1829. New Series: Jun 1834 – Jun 1836
New Harmony, IN: Working Men’s Institute

An Owenite newspaper.

The Freeman

July 21, 1888 – Feb. 5, 1910
Indianapolis, IN

Indiana State Sentinel

Jul 1841 – Apr 1853
Indianapolis: Chapman

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Plymouth Pilot

1851-52
Plymouth, IN: Howell

Wabash Express

Jul 1856 – Sep 1860
Terre-Haute, IN: Dowling

Northern Indianian

January 1856 – Dec 1858 (weekly)
Warsaw IN: Samuel Brenton


Indiana Historical Newspaper Collection Websites

The Ancestor Hunt – United States Online Historical Newspaper Links – Indiana

The Ancestor Hunt is a very large site with a page of newspaper links for each U.S. state. The Indiana page contains numerous links to free historic newspapers, and includes links to individual newspapers within major collections such as the Library of Congress American Memory and Indiana State Library’s Hoosier State Chronicles.

For more online collections of U.S. historical newspapers, see: Free Newspaper Archives

Hoosier State Chronicles

Indiana State Library

“Indiana’s Digital Historic Newspaper Program”. Operated by the Indiana State Library, it provides free online access. The same issues are available at the Library of Congress collection, “Chronicling America”. As of November 2018, the collection had nearly 125,000 issues with 950,000 pages.

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