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19th Century U. S. Newspapers. Every article, illustration, and advertisement from cover to cover in hundreds of U.S. newspapers published in the 19th century, including 11 from Ohio.

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Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction (1840-1877). Searchable full-text of some 150 newspapers, about 50,000 government documents, and 4,000 broadsides and pieces of ephemera. Also includes maps and advertisements.

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Civil War Era Newspapers. Full-text articles from 13 newspapers from Union states, Confederate states, and border states. Also contains 166 Slavery and Anti-Slavery pamphlets from the libraries of Salmon P. Chase and John P. Hale, as well as 1750+ Civil War pamphlets from a variety of sources.


Early American Newspapers (Series 1 and 7). Full-text from some 900 newspapers covering the years 1690 to 1922.  The papers come from 31 states plus the District of Columbia.  Series 1 is based on Clarence Brigham’s History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820.  Both series are searchable as a single database.



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Times Digital Archive 1785-Onwards Hosting. As close to a world newspaper of record, the Times (London) is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world. The digital archives includes every page since the beginning in 1785. Coverage stops six years before the present, but an additional year is add every year.


African American

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African American Newspapers, 1827-1998. Searchable full-text of some 270 newspapers, including seven from Ohio. Coverage begins Freedom's Journal, the first African American newspaper published in the U.S. in 1827.

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Historical Black Newspapers. Provides the full-text articles of seven black newspapers across the U.S. Dates covered range from 1893 to 2005. Search all seven at once or search each title individually.

Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)

Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)

Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)

Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)




Historical Jewish Newspapers. Provides full-text articles of four U.S. Jewish newspapers. Dates covered range from 1854-2000. Search all four at once or search each title individually.

America Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922)

Jewish Advocate (1905-1990)

American Israelite (1854-2000)

Jewish Exponent (1887-1990)

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