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Newspapers: Historical Newspapers

Find current events, historical news archives, and North Carolina newspapers, past and present.

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U.S. / American Newspapers

17th and 18th Centuries (1690-1799)

19th Century (1800-1899)

20th Century (1900-1999)

British Newspapers

17th and 18th Centuries (1690-1799)

19th Century (1800-1899)

20th Century

Other International/World Newspapers

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Newspaper Indexes

Newspaper indexes are often helpful if you aren't sure what wording to use for a topic. For example, the New York Times index for 1930 lists stories about women in sports. To find those same stories in the digital version of the paper, the searcher would have to know to type in words that appeared in the individual stories, like the name of an individual athlete or a particular sports event.

The Greensborough Patriot Index: 1826-1856
WCU REFERENCE F264.G8 G83 2003

The New York Times Index (1851-present)
WCU REF INDX NEWSP

The Times Index (1785-present): London Times Index
WCU REF INDX NEWSP 

The Wall Street Journal Index (1963-1984)
WCU REF INDX NEWSP

The Washington Post Newspaper Index (1971-1979)
WCU REF INDX NEWSP