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History & Political Science: Historic Newspapers

Library resources for the study of history and political science

Historic Newspapers

American Popular Entertainment Collection: Entertainment industry-related newspapers from 1853-1929 from the University of Illinois. 

Boston Public Library Newspaper Databases: Historical and international online newspaper databases that can be accessed by registering for a BPL eCard account.

Boston Public Library eCard: Register online here. Available to residents of Massachusetts or any student or employee of an educational institution. Provides immediate access to BPL electronic resources.

Bowling Green State University: This libguide from BGSU contains links to a variety of historical newspapers.

Chronicling America: Search newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about newspapers published between 1690-present. From the Library of Congress.

Historical Newspapers by State - U.S.: Resource Guide from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

NewspaperCat: Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) is a search engine for online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean. From the University of Florida.

Wikipedia list of newspaper archives An ever-changing list of newspaper archives from around the world.

20th Century Resources

Freely-accessible resources 

Billboard Magazine, 1920-2016. Focused on entertainment ranging from circuses and theater in early editions to popular music and movies. Most famous for its pop music charts. 

Ebony Magazine, 1950s-Present. African-American popular interest and lifestyle magazine. 

Jet Magazine 1950s-present. African-American interest with an emphasis on social issues and politics. 

Life Magazine: 1936-1972. General interest topics ranging from lifestyle to politics. Famous for its iconic photography. 

The Atlantic :1857--present, from the publisher's webpage. General interest topics. 

Subscription Resources (Must be logged into the WSU network to view) 

Time Magazine, 1923-Present hosted by Ebsco. News magazine. 

Newsweek, 1975-2012 from Lexus-Nexus (Enter search terms into box. On results screen, use dropdown to sort by date or relevance). News magazine. 

Saturday Evening Post, 1839-Present hosted by Ebsco. Topics include general interests, lifestyle articles and politics.