Periodicals Department Collection and State Library Resources

Links to Newspaper History Articles and Web Sites


African American

Black Journalists Movement History Project 

Black Press, 175th Anniversary of the 

Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords 

Born in the Wake of Freedom: John Mitchell, Jr., and the Richmond Planet    

Reporting Civil Rights 


Newspaper History -- General

Business Journalism, History of

Chain Building: The Consolidation of the American Newspaper Industry, 1955-1980 

Cultures of Journalism 

Early American Newspapering

Labor and Radical Press 1820 - the Present: An Overview and Bibliography

Muckraking Model: Investigative Reporting Cycles in American History 

Newspaper Pictorials: WWI Rotogravures 

Newspaper Coverage of the English and French War for Control of North America. 1754-1760 

Newspapers: A Brief History

Rowell's & Ayer's American Newspaper Directories (Find which newspapers were published in American localities, 1869-1920.) 

Voices from the Underground, Radical Protest and the Underground Press in the "Sixties": An Exhibition 

Watergate Story, The


Newspaper History -- Maryland

Capital Gazette Newspapers [Annapolis], History of

H.L. Mencken of the Baltimore Sunpapers

H.L. Mencken Room at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Short Guide to Baltimore Underground Newspapers (1968-1970)

The News American (Baltimore) Historical Tree (Click on tree image to enlarge.)

The News American (Baltimore) Photograph Collection

The Sun (Baltimore) History

Witnesses to War: The Baltimore Sun WWII Correspondents



Newspapers -- Contemporary Issues

Death and Life of Great American Newspapers 

Demise of the Washington News Bureau

Endangered Species 

News War: PBS Frontline


The Tabloid Habit


Women's Studies

Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During WWII

Women in Journalism: WPCF Oral History Project

Women with a Deadline: Female Printers, Publishers, and Journalists from the Colonial Period to World War I