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Newspapers and News

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The Black Press: African-American Newspapers

You can find African-American newspapers in such collections as ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Readex America's Historical Newspapers, Accessible Archives, and Chronicling America.

ProQuest titles in its Historical Newspapers collection reproduce a publication's text-searchable text as articles, entire pages, and complete issues;

Readex African American Newspapers, Series 1 and African American Newspapers, Series 2, contain more than 350 titles, primarily but far from exclusively from the nineteenth century. Publication runs may be incomplete or comprised of a handful of issues.

Accessible Archives African American Newspapers presents leading nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and Canadian publications.

Chronicling America includes more than 250 African-American newspapers, primarily but not exclusively from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Publication runs may be incomplete or comprised of few or only a single issue, while other runs are extensive. Speak to your liaison librarian about text analysis via Constellate for all newspapers in Chronicling America and more.

Topical Newspaper Projects

Newspapers and News, Post-1990

Additional Historical Newspaper Databases

Television and Radio

Guides to Digitized Historical Newspaper Projects

Guides to Historical Newspapers