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Finding historical U.S. newspapers at Princeton

National papers

Christian Science Monitor (Nov 25, 1908+)  
Los Angeles Times (1881+)
New York Times (1851+)
Wall Street Journal (1889+)
  • Current issues on A floor in the reading room near the librarian's offices
  • Wall Street Journal (1996+) see Newspapers at Princeton
  • Wall Street Journal 1889-1995
  • MICROFILM S00654 (1889-2010) [RECAP: Use in Firestone Microforms only: 1889-1996 and 2008-2010; Firestone Microforms Services (Film): 1997-2007]
Washington Post (1877+)

USA Today (1988+)

  • Current issues in Periodicals & Newspapers Reading Room; CURRENT 2 MONTHS ONLY RETAINED

Major regional papers

Atlanta Journal Constitution (founded 1868)

Boston Globe (founded 1872)

  • Current issues in Periodicals & Newspapers Reading Room
  • Boston Globe (Newsbank) (1979+) see Newspapers at Princeton
  • Boston Globe 1872-1981
  • RECAP MICROFILM S00543 (1973-2005)

Chicago Tribune (founded 1890)

Dallas Morning News (founded 1885)

  • Current issues in Periodicals & Newspapers Reading Room; LATEST TWO MONTHS ONLY
  • Newsbank 1885-1922, 1984+ see Newspapers at Princeton

Denver Post (founded 1892)

Houston Chronicle (founded 1901)

Miami Herald (founded 1903)

New York [Evening] Post (founded 1801)

New York (Herald) Tribune (1841-1967)

  • Defunct. New York Tribune merged with New York Herald in 1924, becoming New York Herald Tribune.
  • New York Tribune 1841-1922
  • New York Tribune and NY Herald Tribune: RECAP MICROFILM S00389 and Firestone Microforms Services (Film) Microfilm S00390 (1837-1966)
  • New York Herald (1840-1924): RECAP MICROFILM S00389

Philadelphia Inquirer (founded 1829)

  • Current issues in Periodicals & Newspapers Reading Room
  • 1981+ see Newspapers at Princeton
  • MICROFILM S00817 (1951-1980); RECAP MICROFILM S00817 (1981-present)

San Francisco Chronicle (founded 1865)

Seattle Times (founded 1891)

  • Not currently received in print
  • Current online see see Newspapers at Princeton
  • forthcoming in America's Historical Newspapers

Village Voice (founded 1955)

  • Current issues in Periodicals & Newspapers Reading Room
  • Current online see Newspapers at Princeton
  • MICROFILM S00847 (1955-1990); RECAP MICROFILM S00847 (1991-present)
  • Google News

New Jersey newspapers

Times of Trenton
Current issues in Delong Room
Trenton Times 1993+ (Newsbank)
America's Historical Newspapers (Trenton Evening Times: 1883-1992)
RECAP MICROFILM S00172 (1975-2014)

Star-Ledger (Newark)
Current issues in Delong Room
Newsbank, Factiva see Newspapers at Princeton
MICROFILM S00825 (1976-2014) [1976-1988 in Firestone Microforms Services (Film); 1989-2014 in RECAP: Use in Firestone Microforms only]

Newark evening news MICROFILM S00775 1951-1972

The Trenton Public Library has several Trenton papers on microfilm, including Trentonian (1946-present).

And see also U.S. Newspapers on Microfilm: New Jersey for our microfilm holdings of NJ papers. You may also wish to consult:

Directory of New Jersey newspapers, 1765-1970. Ed. William C. Wright, Paul A. Stellhorn. Trenton : New Jersey Historical Commission, 1977.
Trustee Reading Room Reference (DR): Z6952.N54 D57

For Princeton papers, see:

http://papersofprinceton.princeton.edu/

  • Local Express, a Princeton newspaper published in the 1930's
  • Town Topics (1946-2010) -- this is also in the Internet Archive at http://www.archive.org.

The Princeton Public Library holds a number of local Princeton papers, including the Princeton Packet.

20th century US newspapers in microform

Princeton has microfilm of several 20th-century U.S. papers that are not available online.

Columbus evening dispatch MICROFILM S00120 1876-1916

Clarion-ledger [Jackson, Mississippi] RECAP MICROFILM S00096 1970-1976

Newark evening news MICROFILM S00775 1951-1972

Decatur daily [Decatur, Alabama] MICROFILM S00821 1926-1970

Newark star-ledger MICROFILM S00825 1976-2014 [1976-1988 in Firestone Microforms Services (Film); 1989-2014 in RECAP]