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Pratt Library Resources

The Pratt Library has many resources available online and in person to help you find historic Maryland newspapers. To browse collections in person, visit the Maryland Department and Periodicals Department at the Central Library.

Your Pratt Library card gives you access to online databases, including Historic Newspapers and Maryland Newspapers. These databases allow you to browse and print a wide variety of publications dating back to the 1890s.

Baltimore Sun historic newspaper, digital 1913 page scan

Baltimore Sun historic newspaper, digital 1913 page scan available online from the Proquest database

The Sun Index bound volumes from 1922, 1923

Baltimore Sun bound volumes from the past are stored in the Maryland Department, available for research

Other Resources

Couldn’t find what you needed in the Pratt Library collections? The following websites contain digitized versions of many Maryland newspapers.

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Maryland Department


The Maryland Department is a comprehensive collection of materials related to the state of Maryland.

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Periodicals Department


An in-depth, retrospective collection of newspapers, journals, and magazines in paper, microform, and online full-text formats.

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