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Search America's Historic Newspaper Pages through 1963

Please Note: The Library of Congress has transitioned the longstanding Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers website to this new digital collection format. This change includes a brand new interface and back-end search infrastructure. We are currently maintaining both sites into 2024. On a future date yet to be announced, existing URLs to Chronicling America pages will re-direct to the new environment. Please visit the Chronicling America Website Migration page or subscribe to the Chronicling America Historical Newspapers email list for updates.

The Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers collection provides access to select digitized newspaper pages produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC). As part of the program, cultural heritage institutions apply for and receive awards to select and digitize newspaper pages representing the history, geographic coverage, and events of note for their state or territory. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories. Visit the Library of Congress' NDNP website for more information on program guidelines.

Using the Digital Collection

To get started using the Chronicling America digital collection, explore the "Collection Items" and "All Digitized Titles" tabs above. For search tips, frequently asked questions, and more, please visit Chronicling America: A Guide for Researchers. In addition, as a starting point for researching in Chronicling America, librarians at LC have created over 300 research guides on topics widely covered in the American press of the time. Visit Topics in Chronicling America for the complete list.

Chronicling America Coverage

Screenshot of the Exploring Chronicling America Newspapers Interactive Map and Timeline
Exploring Chronicling America Newspapers Interactive Map and Timeline

Chronicling America contains millions of newspaper pages from nearly every state and territory in the United States published through 1963. See a list of NDNP award recipients for more information on current participation. New newspaper pages are added to Chronicling America on a regular basis. Explore Chronicling America's newspapers on an interactive map and timeline interface and view additional data visualizations to better understand the scope and coverage of newspapers currently available in the collection.

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