19th Century Newspapers

Freely Available Online

National & Regional Newspapers/Journals

American Annual Register (New York & Boston) 1825-1833
American Aurora (Philadelphia) 1795-1805 Courtesy of Google News
American Farmer (Baltimore) 1819-1830
Boston Weekly Messenger 1811-1815 Courtesy of University of Texas, Austin
DeBow’s Review (New Orleans) 1846-1868
Hunt’s Merchants’ Magazine (New York) 1839-1870
The Missionary Herald (Boston) 1806-1861
National Intelligencer (Washington) 1805-1814 Courtesy of University of Texas, Austin
National Intelligencer (Washington) 1842 Courtesy of Google News
Niles Register (Baltimore) 1811-1839

Georgia Newspapers at Digital Library of Georgia

[Digital Library of Georgia Historic Newspapers]
Athens Historic Newspapers Archive 1827-1928 Searchable
Athenian (Athens) 1827-1832
Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive 1847-1922 Searchable
Cherokee Phoenix (New Echota) 1828-1834 Searchable
Columbus Enquirer (Columbus) 1828-1890 Searchable
Eatonton Messenger (Eatonton) 1874-1903
Macon Telegraph (Macon) 1826-1908 Searchable
Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive 1808-1920 Searchable
North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive 1850-1922 (Dalton, Gainesville, & Rome) Searchable
Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive 1809-1980 Searchable
Southern Banner (Athens) 1832-1922 Later Banner-Herald
South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive 1845-1923 (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Cairo, Cuthbert, Perry, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, & Waycross) Searchable
Southern Herald (Athens) 1850
Southern Miscellany (Madison) 1842-1846
Southern Watchman (Athens) 1855-1882
Southern Whig (Athens) 1838-1850
State Press (Madison) 1857-1859
Uncle Remus Library Historic Newspapers Portal 1806-2010 (Alphretta, Adairsville, Auraria, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Canton, Cartersville, Chipley, Cordele, Douglas, Eatonton, Elberton, Gainesville, Hancock, LaFayette, Madison, Macon, Manchester, Milledgeville, Monroe, Monticello, Rutledge, Savannah, Sparta, St. Simon’s, & Turnwold) Powered by Advantage-Preservation.com Searchable
Walton Tribune (Monroe) 1903-2008
West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive 1843-1942 (Butler, Carrollton, Dallas, Douglasville, Fayetteville, Lagrange & Newnan) Searchable

Georgia Newspapers Available through Other Sources
Albany Herald (Albany) 1973-2009 Available through Google News
Atlanta Independent (Atlanta) 1904-1928 Available through Google News
Bulloch County Newspapers (Statesboro) 1893-1969 from Georgia Southern University
Calhoun Times (Calhoun) 1924-2008 Available through Google News
Cedartown Standard (Cedartown) 1988-2008 Available through Google News
Dahlonega Newspapers (1864-1905)from the Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection at University of North Georgia. Available through Internet Archive
Rockmart Journal (Rockmart) 1961-2008 Available through Google News

Other Southern Newspapers/Journals

Alabama Civil War Newspapers Courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives & History
Avondale Sun (Avondale Mills) 1924-2004 Courtesy of B.B. Comer Memorial Library Searchable
Birmingham Newspapers 1874-1901 Courtesy Birmingham Public Libraries Searchable
Jacksonville Republican 1837-1895 Courtesy of Jacksonville State University

Palm Beach Post Archives 1916-2004 courtesy Palm Beach Post Searchable

Louisiana Newspaper Access provided by LSU Libraries Digital Collections. Searchable

Natchez Ariel Select Issues, 1825-1829 Courtesy of University of Texas, Austin

Missouri Digital Newspaper Project provided by State Historical Society of Missouri. Searchable

North Carolina
North Carolina Newspapers in North Carolina Digital Collections, supported by North Carolina State Archives and North Carolina State Library. Searchable
North Carolina Newspapers in Digital North Carolina, part of Digital North Carolina Heritage Center. Searchable

South Carolina
Charleston City Gazette Select Issues, 1827-1830 Courtesy of University of Texas, Austin
Charleston Mercury 1818-1868 Courtesy of Google News
Columbian Herald (Charleston) 1787-1790 Courtesy of Google News
The Times (Charleston) 1801-1824 Courtesy of Google News

Texas Digital Newspaper Program Searchable

Virginia Chronicle Courtesy of Library of Virginia, contains newspapers from 1787 to 2007 Searchable

Databases & Lists:

[Chronicling America Newspapers at Library of Congress - after 1836]
Historical Newspapers
AFTER 1836 only
[Historic US Newspapers Listed from the University of Pennsylvania]
Historic US Newspapers Listed thru the University of Pennsylvania
[Historic World Newspapers]
Newspapers from around the World Archived on Google
[Historic US Newspapers online from Google arranged by state]
Historic US Newspapers Index on Google
[19th Century US Newspapers Gale/Cengage Database]
Infotrac 19th Century US Newspapers Database

Subscription Database
[ProQuest Historical Newspapers Database]
Proquest Historical Newspapers Database

Subscription Database
[Readex Historical Newspapers Database]
Readex Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922 Database

Subscription Database
[Augusta (GA) Chronicle Archives Database]
Augusta (GA) Chronicle Archives, 1792-1993 Database in Galileo Library

Subscription Database
[Wikipedia Newspaper List]
Wikipedia: List of Online Newspapers

Some Free/Others Cost
[Viewshare: Historical Newspapers Online]
Viewshare: Historical Newspapers Online
Historical Newspapers and Indexes On The Internet – USA

4 Responses to 19th Century Newspapers

  1. Dear Michael,

    In the category of Databases & Lists, other subscription databases that might be named here include several from Readex, including Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922 (http://www.readex.com/content/early-american-newspapers-1690-1922); African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (http://www.readex.com/content/african-american-newspapers-series-1-and-2-1827-1998); Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 (http://www.readex.com/content/hispanic-american-newspapers-1808-1980); and several others.

    Best wishes,

  2. John Metz says:


    I have to direct you to Virginia Chronicle at the Library of Virginia. The link is here: http://virginiachronicle.com. This collection contains 101,299 issues comprising 795,935 pages and 122,203 articles (and counting). The LVA will continue to draw on its collection of over 3,000 Virginia and West Virginia imprints to continue to expand our online offerings. Many of these are titles that we have made available to Chronicling America because they fall outside of the scope of that project.
    Please refer to the Project’s Research Guides and Indexes on the Library of Virginia site for a comprehensive overview of the available resources for newspaper research. To search specific newspaper titles and holdings here at the Library, as well as holdings at select repositories, visit the Newspapers in Virginia Bibliography

    Let me know if you have any questions and keep up the great work.

    John Metz, Ph.D.
    Deputy for Collections and Programs
    Library of Virginia

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  4. Jennifer Black says:

    Thanks for this amazing resource! You also might include the expansive newspaper collections digitized by the Library of Congress, at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/


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