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Historical Research

Historical Newspapers

Brown subscribes to many online newspapers with content ranging from the 19th century to the current day. We also own many newspapers on microform. For recent newspapers (1980-present), see our Online Newspapers page. For older news coverage, see our resource guides for Historical Periodicals and Historical Newspapers.

Special Collections

The Library holds over 250 named collections (A-Z List) which are distinguished by their specialized subject matter, age, uniqueness, or value. Most of the listed collections are located in the a list of digitized collections.  For questions about special collections in the John Hay Library, contact

History of Higher Education

Brown University History

Here are some materials you can use to get started with your research:

Student Newspapers