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Finding historical U.S. newspapers at Princeton

19th century newspapers

Negro Newspaper Microfilm Series
A collection of African-American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. MICROFILM S01557

Niles Weekly Register (1814-1849) is included in American Periodicals

We have good holdings in 19th-century newspapers from the western states. Check the listing at http://library.princeton.edu/collections/microforms/newspapers/countries/united-states for a listing by state.

The best recent summaries of the history of newspapers in America in the 19th century are:

  • The popular press, 1833-1865. William E. Huntzicker. The history of American journalism, no. 3 Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1999. Firestone Library (F) PN4855 .H57 1994 no.3
  • The Gilded Age press, 1865-1900. Ted Curtis Smythe. The history of American journalism, no. 4 Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003. Firestone Library (F) PN4855 .H57 1994 no.4

18th century newspapers

The best recent summaries of the history of newspapers in America in the 18th century are:

  • The early American press, 1690-1783 Wm. David Sloan and Julie Hedgepeth Williams. The history of American journalism, no. 1. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994. Firestone Library (F) PN4855 .H57 1994 no. 1
  • The press of the young Republic, 1783-1833. Carol Sue Humphrey. The history of American journalism, no. 2. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. Firestone Library (F) Call Number: PN4855 .H57 1994 no.2