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Historical Newspapers

Search a range of historical newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, and New York Times. Powered by ProQuest.

Historical Newspapers

Search a range of historical newspapers, including:

  • Baltimore Sun, 1837 - 1993
  • The New York Times, 1851 - 2015
  • The Washington Post, 1877 - 2002

Accessible in all Pratt Library locations, or from home with your library card.

Historical Black Newspapers

Search a range of historical Black newspapers, including:

  • Atlanta Daily World, 1931 - 2003
  • Baltimore Afro-American, 1893 - 1988
  • Chicago Defender, 1909 - 1975
  • Cleveland Call and Post, 1934 - 1991
  • Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934 - 2005
  • New York Amsterdam News, 1922 - 1993
  • Norfolk Journal and Guide, 1916 - 2003
  • Philadelphia Tribune, 1912 - 2001
  • Pittsburgh Courier, 1911 - 2002

Accessible in all Pratt Library locations, or from home with your library card.

Newspapers.com

Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. International papers include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom & Ireland, Australia, and Panama.

Accessible in all Pratt Library locations, or from home with your library card.