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Chronicling America

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    Search and view select newspaper pages from 1777-1963 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

    Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

    CONTAINS   Genealogy  History  Newspapers  


    Research Guides

    Chronicling America has a wide variety of research guides that tell various stories of America through newspapers: examples include World War I; Plessy v. Ferguson; Building the Titanic; and much more. You can browse the guides in alphabetical order, by date range, by monthly observances and celebrations, by subject, by themes in history, or by war or conflict.

    Newspaper Directory

    See the “US Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present,” which allows you to search by time period and/or geographic locations to discover newspapers published. Over 150,000 newspapers are included in the directory. The directory also gives you information on how to access the newspapers, though users should note this information may be out-of-date and not a complete representation of all the repositories that include holdings.

    Maps, Graphs, and Charts

    Chronicling America also features several different types of interactive maps, graphs, and charts designed to assist users in better understanding the scope and coverage of newspapers. See their “Maps and Visualizations” section.

    Additional Help with Searching

    For assistance in using the site’s search function, see the Help section. You can also learn more about how to use Chronicling America and some of the library’s other newspaper resources by watching “Yesterday’s News, Today’s History: Using Historic Newspapers for Your Genealogical Research,” available on the library’s YouTube channel.