About 19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Access to 500 full text and searchable 19th century U.S. newspapers.

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Key features

This online resource provides content and images from a range of urban and rural U.S. newspapers. It allows users to:

  • Access 500 19th century U.S. newspaper titles;
  • See nearly 2 million full text searchable pages with illustrations and advertising;
  • View digitized content that has never been accessible online before from the archives of places such as the Library of Congress.

You can also search this resource through Gale NewsVault which allows you to simultaneously search several other historical newspapers at the same time including British Library Newspapers.

Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.

More information

This collection features a wide range of newspapers, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the 19th century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end.

Every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in this archive. Major newspapers stand alongside those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy and other select groups. It is a great resource for genealogists, students and researchers.