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Newspapers, Broadcast News & Popular Magazines

Newspapers are a valuable type of material for research, and are used as both primary and secondary sources. The Brown University Library has numerous newspapers across a variety of time periods, from diverse perspectives, and in different formats.

Historical American Newspapers: General

Everett Shinn. Park Row, Morning Papers. ca. 1900. Private Collection. Luna Insight collection.

Historical American Newspapers: Ethnic / Alternative Press

Note: Besides those listed below, additional ethnic communites are represented in Chronicling America. Go to the main guide and search by Ethnicity to find them.


African American:


Asian American:


Jewish American:




Native American and Indigenous Peoples:


Other Ethnicities:

Historical American Newspapers on the Internet

A selection of resources freely available online, in alphabetical order by state. For states not included here, please check the Library of Congress's Chronicling America site above.

Historic Canadian Newspapers on the Internet