Early American Newspapers I, II, and III


Covers early American newspapers, a major primary source for American history. Provides unprecedented access to the nation's newspapers from 1690 to 1876. Series I covers 1690-1876, while series II and III cover 1821-1876.

About this resource:

Early American Newspapers, Series I, (1690-1876) offers issues from historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820 as well as other authoritative bibliographies. Early American Newspapers, Series I covers  23 states and the District of Columbia. Early American Newspapers, Series II, (1758-1900) offers  issues from significant 18th and 19th century newspapers. Early American Newspapers, Series III (1829-1922) offers issues from significant 19th and 20th century newspapers. Series I and II cover all 50 states. Holdings are from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), which houses American newspapers through 1876, the newspaper collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society, and other institutions.

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