Newspaper Archives Proquest Dissertations

Historical newspaper content is among researchers’ most sought-after primary source material. With more than 45 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 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™ program contains more than 55 million digitized pages.

ProQuest is the exclusive worldwide distributor of NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition, an online database that provides searchable access to 400 hundred years of local historical newspapers dating back to the 17th century. Every part of every page is searchable, including valuable local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries. The full collection of NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition contains nearly 200 million digitized pages of content from over 7,400 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other select countries worldwide.

NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition complements the ProQuest Historical Newspaper program by providing library users with easy online access to local historical newspaper content. This service provides researchers with greater opportunities for longitudinal and comparative analysis of historical events and people, and is a great source of information for genealogists.

The massive NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition database has been packaged to meet any library's budgetary and research needs. Libraries can subscribe to the entire database, state collections, national collections, or individual titles. In addition, ProQuest is pleased to offer libraries the choice of purchasing a perpetual archive license, or subscription access.

National collections

  • Canada—1872 - 2016
  • UK—1607 - 2013

State collections

  • Arizona—1860 - 2016
  • California—1846 - 2015
  • Illinois—1830 - 2015
  • Indiana—1753 - 2014
  • Iowa—1800 - 2016
  • Kansas—1868 - 2016
  • Maryland—1799 - 2016
  • Massachusetts—1784 - 2013
  • Michigan—1753 - 2016
  • New Mexico—1847 - 2015
  • New York—1753 - 2016
  • North Carolina—1799 - 2015
  • Ohio—1753 - 2016
  • Pennsylvania—1769 - 2016
  • Texas—1784 - 2016
  • Utah—1871 - 1978
  • Virginia—1822 - 2016
  • West Virginia—1896 - 2015
  • Wisconsin—1813 - 2015

Multi-State collections

  • Central (MN, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD)—1821 - 2012
  • Northeast (CT, DE, DC, ME, NH, NJ, RI, VT)—1753 - 2012
  • Southeast (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, SC, TE)—1782 - 2012
  • Western (AK, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY)—1850 - 2012

Individual titles

  • Abilene Reporter News—1917 - 1977
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette—1948 - 2016
  • Daily Herald (Chicago)—1901 - 2015
  • Galveston Daily News—1865 - 2015
  • Kingston Gleaner—1834 - 2016
  • Oakland Tribune—1874 - 1977
  • San Antonio Light—1883 - 1977
  • Santa Ana Orange County Register—1869 - 2014
  • Syracuse Post Standard—1875 - 2016
  • Winnipeg Free Press—1874 - 2016
  • Wisconsin State Journal—1852 - 2014

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