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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Page and article images with searchable text from the following newspapers: Boston Globe; New York Times; Washington Post; Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Defender. See individual newspaper for date coverage and to search that publication separately.

Boston Globe (1872-1988) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 
NOTE: For 1980+ use Boston Globe

Chicago Defender (1910-1975) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 

Chicago Tribune (1849-1996) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 

Los Angeles Times (1881- 1995) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 
NOTE: For 1996+ use Nexis Uni.

New York Times (1851- 2016) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 
New York Times 1923-2019
New York Times 1851-1922

NOTE: For 1985+ see New York Times

Washington Post (1877- 2002) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 
NOTE: For 2008+ use ProQuest Recent Newspapers Washington Post 

AM Explorer (Primary Sources Archive)

Search digitized arts and cultural heritage material organized in subject Collections.

More Historical Newspaper Collections

Accessible Archives
Eyewitness accounts of historical events published in popular 19th century newspapers including African-American publications. Includes William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator (1831-1865),  the Women's Suffrage Collection. and Godey's Lady's Book (1830-1898).

African American Historical Serials Collection 
An archive of periodicals that document the history of African American religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. includes newspapers and magazines, plus reports and annuals from African American religious organizations.

African Newspapers from the World Newspaper Archive
Full-text, searchable collection of 19th and early 20th century African newspapers. Date coverage: 1831 to 1923.

Alternative Press Index
Articles in alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines. The index links to full text articles available through BU subscriptions. Date coverage: 1991 - present.

America's Historical Newspapers
Searchable digital images of newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia. Focusing on the 18th and early 19th centuries. Date coverage: 1690 -1876. 

American Jewish Newspapers
Searchable articles from The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922); The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990); The American Israelite (1854-2000); and Jewish Exponent (1887-1990). Rights for use by Boston University community supported by the Ted Kyrios Memorial Book Fund. 

Ethnic NewsWatch
Articles from newspapers and periodicals published by ethnic, minority and native presses in the U.S. Includes both historic  and current publications.


Vanderbilt TV News Archive

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Streaming video of news and commercials from NBC and CNN.
Date coverage:
NBC video 1968 - present;
CNN video 1995 - present.