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Free newspaper archives, read old newspapers online. Links to hundreds of free online newspapers, current and past. U.S. newspapers and archives (national & local) are on this page.

Links to all the newspaper collections on Century Past are just below.

Newspapers Online Free in the USA

Online Newspapers in U.S. – by State – Newspapers Online Free USA


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

Online Newspapers in U.S. – by State – Local Newspapers Online Free USA

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

Online Newspapers in U.S. – News Sites Online – Newspapers Online Free USA


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. Online newspapers for free in U.S.

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U.S. Newspapers Online – News Media Online – Newspapers Online Free USA

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”. Newspapers online free USA.

U.S. Newspaper Archives Free – Read Old Newspapers Online

Elephind – Newspaper Archives Online


Elephind currently claims links to over 4,300 titles and 3.8 million digitized newspapers. Elephind “is focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the Elephind.com search result that interests you you’ll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story.” Elephind’s newspaper links are to the free newspaper archives of governments and universities. Newspaper archives online.

Google Free Newspaper Archives – Google Free Newspaper Archives


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 free, Google free newspaper archives.

Historic African American Newspapers – Free Newspaper Archives

U.S. Library of Congress

More than 400 titles of African American newspapers, with a total of 745 issues and almost 3,800 pages, published in 18 U.S. cities between 1800 and 1899. Newspaper archives free online, read old newspapers online free.

Historical U.S. Newspapers Online – Old 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. Free newspaper archives.

Historic Newspapers – The Ancestor Hunt – News Archives Free

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. Read old newspapers online free, newspaper archives free online.

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Historic Newspapers – Chronicling America – Library of Congress – Newspaper Archives Online

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. Read old newspapers online for free, newspaper archives online for free.

19th Century German Language Newspapers in the U.S. – Find Old Newspapers Online

U.S. Library of Congress

More than 1,200 titles of German language newspapers, published 1800-1899 in 40 U.S. states.

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U.S. News Map – Free Newspaper Archives

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). American newspaper archives for free, search for old newspapers online for free.

Old Newspapers – Penn Libraries – Newspaper Archives Free Online

University of Pennsylvania

Historical Newspapers Online is a collection of links to archived online U.S. newspapers, grouped by state. Free newspaper archives, search for old newspapers.

XooxleAnswers – Newspaper Archives Online –


United States Newspaper Archives contains links with descriptions for historical newspapers 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. Read old newspapers, US newspaper archives free online.

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Newspaper Archives for Free – 5 U.S. Great Lakes States at Century Past … – View Old Newspapers Free

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

Ohio PeriodicalsIllinois PeriodicalsIndiana PeriodicalsMichigan PeriodicalsWisconsin Periodicals

Free newspaper archives, find old newspapers online free.

Historical Newspapers of the U.S. Southeast – Read Old Newspapers

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. View old newspapers online free.

Digital State Archives – Newspaper Archives Online


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

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Historical African American Newspapers – Free Newspaper Archives Online

Marist College, NY: 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. African American newspaper archives online; find old newspapers online.

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946 – Read Old Newspapers

U.S. Library of Congress

“Produced by the Japanese-Americans interned at assembly centers and relocation centers around the country during World War II, these newspapers provide a unique look into the daily lives of the people who were held in these camps. They include articles written in English and Japanese, typed, handwritten and drawn. They advertise community events, provide logistical information about the camps and relocation, report on news from the community, and include editorials.” – Website ‘About’ page. Internment camp local newspaper archives online.

NYS Historic Newspapers – Old Newspapers Online from the State of New York

Northern New York Library Network

This online newspaper archive has historic newspapers from places throughout the state of New York, from as early as 1725. Browse by title, date, city, county, or search term.

Historic Newspapers – Fulton History – Local Newspaper Archives Free New York

Tryniski, Thomas M.

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

Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive – Where to View Old Newspapers Online for Free

Penn State University Libraries

“The archive provides access to the Commonwealth’s historical newspapers as a single portal for all digitized Pennsylvania newspapers.” – About page. This local newspaper archives online appears to contain newspapers from as early as 1789.

Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection – Local Newspaper Archives Online

University of Wyoming and Wyoming State Library

This Wyoming local news archives contains a few hundred newspapers, with the earliest issues from 1849. View old newspapers online.

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