Free Newspaper Archives in the US

Explore 250 Years of US Newspaper Archives, Free of Charge
History, Politics, War, Sports, Family Background, and Plain Old Everyday News

 If you’re looking for free newspaper archives in the USA, this is the right place!

You probably know there are many pricey subscription services for archives, like Proquest and Newsbank, along with some more affordable services like

But did you also know that there are oodles of free archives, representing two and half centuries of newspaper publishing in the United States. They’re scattered across the web, and not always easy to find. That’s what this site is all about…making it easy to access free newspaper archives for looking back on history writ large and small.

Whether it’s researching a school paper, your family’s history, or simply the price of milk in 1934, newspaper archives are the place to look. Click on a link below to get started.


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The MidWest States Western States Special Collections

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