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Links to selected directories of online newspapers and other news sources.  Also archives of past and historic newspapers.  This page has directories for the United States.  Links to our other pages are just below.


United States Newspapers Online Free

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USA Newspapers Free Online – by State

OnlineNewspapers.com

Links to thousands of current U.S. newspapers, with a page for each of the 50 states.

Newspapers in the United States

4 International Media & Newspapers

Each U.S. State has its own page, with a list of newspapers, with links, organized by web ranking. Last updated in 2019.

United States Newspapers & News Sites Online

W3Newspapers

A vast collection of links to U.S. local newspapers online, current & in archives. There’s a page for each state, and a list of “Top United States Newspapers”. See in the right column the links to “Specialty Newspapers”, which include Spanish- and French-language newspapers & others.

Please visit our big collection of Free Magazines Online here at Century Past

U.S. Newspapers & News Media Online

ABYZ Web Links

ABYZ News Links has newspapers and other online news sources, organized by state and city. Contains “links to newspapers and other sites with news content such as broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, and press agencies”.


Read Old Newspapers Online Free – United States

Google Free Newspaper Archives

Google

Google Free Newspaper Archives, one of the biggest archives of newspapers on this site, offers archived copies of numerous newspapers from around the world, especially the in U.S., organized alphabetically by title. There does not appear to be a way to present the newspapers by country or city, so it may be more convenient to use one of the other archives on this webpage to find a newspaper title that you can then search for in Google Free Newspaper Archives. Read old newspapers online free, Google free newspaper archives.

Historical U.S. Newspapers Online

Bowling Green State University Libraries

This is a huge collection of historic U.S. newspapers. Most are organized by State, so click the first letter of a state to get there.
Also see the section entitled: “Pages That Link to Internet Sites with Newspapers from Many States” for links to special subject collections.

Historic Newspapers – The Ancestor Hunt

Ancestor Hunt appears to be the most comprehensive website for historic newspapers in U.S. and Canadian newspaper archives, and it is constantly being updated and expanded. Ancestor Hunt has a page for each state and Canadian province. Also pages for many special collections, such as:

– African-American
– American Farming
– German American
– Pennsylvania Civil War Era

Ancestor Hunt contains many tutorials and other guidance for doing research in newspapers, and has links to other significant online newspaper collections; mainly for North America.

See the A-Z Subject Index for all the free resources at Century Past

Historic Newspapers – Chronicling America – Library of Congress

Washington: Library of Congress

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers lists a huge number of past newspapers, showing when and where they were published, and where they can be found now. Some of the newspapers are digitized on this site.

U.S. News Map

Georgia Tech Research Institute

This is a map-based user interface for finding historical newspapers within the Library of Congress “Chronicling America” collection (see separate entry for that).

Old Newspapers – Penn Libraries

University of Pennsylvania

Historical Newspapers Online is a collection of links to archived online U.S. newspapers, grouped by state.

Archives of Newspapers – XooxleAnswers

XooxleAnswers

United States Newspaper Archives contains links with descriptions for historical newspapers archives in the U.S. Divided into two sections: “National and Regional Collections”, with 8 links; and “State, County and City Papers”, followed by a list of U.S. states with several links for each.

Free Newspaper Archives – 5 U.S. Great Lakes States at Century Past..

.. can be found at these pages on the History of the Great Lakes States collection on our site (Century Past History):

Ohio PeriodicalsIllinois PeriodicalsIndiana PeriodicalsMichigan PeriodicalsWisconsin Periodicals

Historical Newspapers of the U.S. Southeast

DigiNole: Florida State University

This collection ranges in date from the 17th to the 20th Century, and mostly contains newspapers from the U.S. Southeast. It appears to contain many issues from the Civil War era (1861-65) and the Reconstruction period that followed.

Digital State Archives

DigitalStateArchives

Digital State Archives has a page for each state, with links to a variety of digitized records and documents, including newspapers.

Historical African American Newspapers Available Online

Marist: Cannavino Library

Large collection of links to African American newspapers, which you can browse by region or search by letter. Most are publicly available online.

Historic Newspapers – Fulton History

Tryniski, Thomas M.

Fulton History is a collection of millions of pages of newspapers online. About half appear to be local newspapers from upstate New York; the remainder from a variety of other towns and cities in the U.S. Searchable database.

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