List of newspapers microfilmed by the U.S. Newspaper Program

The United States Newspaper Program (http://www.neh.gov/projects/usnp.html) is a national project to locate, catalog, and microfilm newspapers across the country. Thanks to federal (particularly NEH) and state funding, each state set up a project center to coordinate the search for files of their state newspapers and arrange to have them cataloged and filmed. Six national institutions participated in this project including the American Antiquarian Society.

Most state projects have their own website and many of them prepared either a list of their state's newspapers or created a searchable database. Unfortunately it can be difficult to locate the web page that has these useful indexes. Below is a list of those lists or databases and links to them.

If you find a link that doesn't work or if you know of a database I missed, please send me a note at vgolden@mwa.org.

Vincent Golden

Curator of Newspapers and Periodicals

State

URL and Notes

Alabama

http://www.archives.state.al.us/newsmicro/search.cfm

This is a searchable online database. It also has a form for interlibrary loan and purchase of film.

 

Alaska

http://www.library.state.ak.us/hist/newspaper/news.html

Has 3 separate PDF files.City, title, chronology.

 

Arizona

http://www.lib.az.us/anp/titles.cfm

Organized by county.Also notes how many reels or if the filming is still in progress.

 

Arkansas

Does not have a separate list.

 

California

http://cnp.ucr.edu/cnpsearchdb.html

Searchable database.

 

Colorado


Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection

For a general description of the Colorado historic newspaper collection, see http://www.bcr.org/cdp/projects/newspapers/index.html

 

Connecticut

http://www.cslib.org/newspaper/finding.htm

This is an online catalog of materials in CT libraries.Once you begin, select reQuest Serials Catalog in Use Database.

 

Delaware

http://www2.lib.udel.edu/delnews/list.htm

Organized by title

 

District of Columbia

Does not have a separate list.

Florida

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu./fnp/

Searchable database.Also has a nice history of Florida
newspapers.

http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/flnews/brief.html

 

Georgia


http://www.libs.uga.edu/gnp/listab.html?Search=Begin+Search%21

List organized by city then title.Some titles have relevant
notes
on history of particular titles.

 

Hawaii

Does not have a separate list.

Contact special collections at Univ. of Hawaii. http://www2.hawaii.edu/~speccoll/

Idaho


http://idahohistory.net/library_collections.html#anchor566425

Organized by city.

 

Illinois


http://web.library.uiuc.edu/asp/inp/mergeddatabase/search_form.asp

Searchable database. Also have a very nice web page on various
aspects
of the project. href="http://door.library.uiuc.edu/inp/">
http://door.library.uiuc.edu/inp/

 

Indiana

http://www.indianahistory.org/Microfilm_Catalog.asp

Information about the project and forms for ordering copies
of the microfilm can be found at:

http://www.indianahistory.org/conservation/pid.html

 

Iowa

Does not have a separate list.

 

Kansas

http://www.kshs.org/library/news.htm

Has a searchable database

 

Kentucky

Does not have a separate list.

 

Louisiana


http://lsu.louislibraries.org/uhtbin/cgisirsi/K2HCmGA2By/6190007/60/70/X

Online catalog of Louisiana libraries from the LSU website. For type,
make sure you select newspaper.

 

Maine

Does not have a separate list.

 

Maryland


http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/


speccol/catalog/newspapers/cfm/index.cfm

Has separate lists by chronology, title, county, plus images of
select
newspapers.Very well organized.

 

Massachusetts

http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/news.htm

Has two separate lists.Boston, and the rest of
Massachusetts.

 

Michigan

Does not have a separate list

 

Minnesota

http://collections.mnhs.org/newspapers/arsearch.html

Searchable database on Minnesota Historical Society site.

 

Mississippi


http://zed.mdah.state.ms.us/F?func=find-b-0

Separate databases by title, town, county.Also includes
database
of microfilm held for other states.

 

Missouri

Does not have a separate list.

 

Montana

Does not have a separate list.

 

Nebraska

href="http://iris.unl.edu/">http://iris.unl.edu/

Search on Univ. of Nebraska library online
catalog.
There is a nice history of Nebraska newspapers at

http://www.unl.edu/nebnews/newshis.htm

 

Nevada

Does not have a separate list.

 

New Hampshire

Organized by title.Includes name of publisher.

 

New Jersey

href="http://www.njarchives.org/links/newspaper-1.html">http://www.njarchives.org/links/newspaper-1.html

A table organized by county

 

New Mexico

Does not have a separate list.

 

New York

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/

Provides listing by county or city.Separates by film held at
the New York State Library and film held in other New York
institutions.
Very easy to use.

 

North Carolina


http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers/GuideMaster.pdf

PDF file of newspapers by city then title.For general
information
on the NC newspaper project, see:
http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/TSS/newspape.htm#SLNC

 

North Dakota


http://www.state.nd.us/hist/newshome.htm

Provides a clickable map plus a table of counties with town
names.
For more information on ND newspaper history, see: http://www.state.nd.us/hist/infnews.htm

 

Ohio

http://dbs.ohiohistory.org/newspaper/home.cfm

Has separate lists by title, city, and county.

 

Oklahoma


http://www.okhistory.org/newsdb/index.php

 

Oregon


http://libweb.uoregon.edu/guides/newspapers/papers.html#oregon

List of newspapers by county.They have a note that they are
still
cataloging film and will be adding more to the lsit. Last
updated
April 28, 2004

 

Pennsylvania

Does not have a separate list. You have to search
the
the state online catalog.


http://www.statelibrary.state.pa.us/libraries/cwp/view.asp?a=2&Q=40148

Puerto Rico

Does not have a separate database.

 

Rhode Island

Does not have a separate database.

 

South Carolina

Does not have a separate database.You have to search their online
catalog.
http://www.sc.edu/uscan/

 

South Dakota


http://www.sdhistory.org/arc/newspaper/default.asp

Searchable database. Very nice home page for the project,
http://www.sdhistory.org/arc/arc_npap.htm
,
that includes a list of lost newspapers.

 

Tennessee

http://www.lib.utk.edu/tnp/

Searchable database plus it has a browse feature.

 

Texas


http://www.cah.utexas.edu/documents/services/newspapers_fa.pdf

From this site you can search the database or download a list
of all
Texas newspapers in PDF format.

 

Utah

Does not have a separate database.

 

Vermont


http://vtnp.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

Searchable database by several fields.General description of the
Vermont can be found at http://vtnp.uvm.edu/

 

Virginia

http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/news/bib_data1.asp

Searchable database by county or city.More useful information
and
indexes on Virginia newspapers can be found at http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/news/index.htm

 

Washington

http://www.statelib.wa.gov/catalog_county.aspx

Database by county or city with a clickable map of the
state.

 

West Virginia.

http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection/newspapers.htm

Searchable database

 

Wisconsin

Does not have a separate list.You have to search their general catalog.
http://search.library.wisc.edu

 

Wyoming

http://wyonewspapers.org

PDFs of newspapers by title, city, and county.

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