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U.S. History

This guide provides useful print and online resources to help people doing research in the History of the United States of America, defined broadly.

Newspapers and other Periodicals

Finding Historical Newspapers

Front page of Austin-American Statesman, covering the Watergate scandal in 1973

Front page of Austin American Statesman, discussing the Watergate scandal, 1973 from the Austin American Statesman Historical Database.
Currently, this page focuses on database access to historical newspapers, with a few suggestions for historical newspaper titles. 
We have listed and organized our U.S. historical newspapers by type and topic: 
  • General Databases - containing national and regional newspapers throughout U.S. History
  • Distinct Communities - featuring historical newspapers that covered stories relevant to specific peoples and communities
  • Popular Magazines - popular historical magazines and serials
  • Scholarly Periodicals - historical academic publications and scholarly articles

Coming Soon

Newspapers - periodicals with descriptions detailing medium (microfilm, physical print holdings, online availability) and time period coverage

Regional and Local Newspapers

Specific Newspapers

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