Newspapers & Periodicals Research Guide

The American Antiquarian Society is the nation's chief repository for early American newspapers published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the United States, Canada, and the English-speaking West Indies. The Society has accumulated over 15,000 newspaper titles in 20,000 volumes. Today, AAS has more than two million issues on five miles of shelving. The Society's periodicals collection is also extensive and most titles are in AAS’s online catalog. In the reading room there are checklists for American periodicals by subject, including temperance, women, children, Adventists, etc.

How to Find

  • Search the Catalog
    Almost all newspaper titles have a record in the AAS Online Catalog (major exceptions include amateur newspapers and some foreign newspapers)

Digital Access

Freely Available

  • A few newspaper titles have been scanned by AAS, particular those in very fragile condition, and are available in GIGI, the AAS digital image archive

By Subscription (must be at AAS or an institution that has purchased the digital product):

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