Libraries & Archives Holding Handwritten Newspapers

[Updated September 23, 2016]

1. Australian Libraries and Archives

  1. State Library of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)
  2. National Library of Australia
  3. State Library of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia)

2. Library and Archives Canada

3. The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present

The national newspaper project, which began back in the 1980s, was a massive nationwide effort to identify and to preserve for future generations all extant papers in the United States. The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present, is the fruit of that project. It provides a tremendous service and resource to everyone interested in exploring our nation’s remarkable newspaper heritage. The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is the next generation of that initial project. It is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this digital resource has been developed and is permanently maintained by the Library of Congress.

Unfortunately, handwritten newspapers, because of their “hybrid” or mixed status, being both manuscripts and newspapers, were not distinguished from printed newspapers, systematically identified as a class, or cataloged consistently within the U.S. Directory. Obviously, these papers pose a cataloging challenge that are difficult to address consistently or clearly. For example, a search of the NDNP database will turn up manuscript papers under several different headings, such as “handwritten newspapers,” “manuscript newspapers,” “pen and ink,” “holographic,” etc.  In some cases, such as The Eskimo Bulletin (AK, 1893-1902?), the U.S. Directory makes no notation or qualifications about the paper existing only in handwritten form.

The newspapers listed below were identified by searching the database under the specified search terms. Because different headings or search terms have the potential to turn up more handwritten papers in the future, this list cannot be considered exhaustive. A cautionary note:  not all papers identified below by these search term are necessarily handwritten publications per se, but may be printed papers whose directory entries contain a reference to something else that was “handwritten” or “holographic” or “manuscript.”

[All links below take you to the U.S. Newspaper Directory website]

Search results for “hand lettered“:
  1. Weekly herald. (Chitina, Alaska) 1931-1933
  2. Chinese news. (New York, N.Y.) 1894-????  Languages: Chinese [a Handwritten Newspapers Project entry]

Search results for “hand written“:

  1. Helping hand. (Mountain Home, Idaho) 1971-1974
  2. The nation. (Buffalo Springs, [N.C.]) 1858-18??
  3. The young American. (Buffalo Springs, N.C.) 1858-18??
  4. Weekly news. (Harrington, N.C.) 1869-18??
  5. The weekly eagle. (Pine Forest, N.C.) 1860-18??
  6. The times. (Harrington, N.C.) 1867-18??
  7. Big Elk budget. (Big Elk, Mont.) 1890-189?
  8. Enterprise. (Asheville, N.C.) 19??-19??
  9. The Chugg water journal. (Fort Laramie [Wyo.]) 1849-1???
  10. Rock Springs exposer. (Rock Springs, Wyo. Territory) 18??-1???
  11. The Drum tap. (Velasco, Tex.) 1862-186?
  12. The semi-weekly news. (Harrington, N.C.) 1860-1860
  13. The Cool Spring pen. (Cool Spring, N.C.) 1878-18??
  14. The weekly news. (Harrington, N.C.) 1860-1864
  15. The Hawaiian star. (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912
  16. Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912
  17. The Daily bulletin. (Honolulu [Hawaii]) 1882-1895
  18. The Commonwealth. (Everett, Wash.) 1911-1914
  19. American Fork citizen. (American Fork, Utah) 1912-1979
  20. Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1896-1899
Search results for “holographic“:

Search results for “long hand“:

  1. The Spanish Fork press. (Spanish Fork, Utah) 1902-current
  2. The Stark County Democrat. (Canton, Ohio) 1833-1912
  3. The Honolulu times. (Honolulu [Hawaii) 1902-1911
  4. The Times-herald (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929
  5. The Clay City times. (Clay City, Ky.) 1901-current
  6. The Inter-mountain farmer. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1902-1904
  7. The Salt Lake tribune. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1890-current
  8. The Weekly Tallahasseean. (Tallahassee, Fla.) 18??-1905
  9. The Montana post. (Virginia City, Montana Territory [i.e. Mont.]) 1864-1869
  10. Fort Worth weekly gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.) 1882-1891
  11. The Hawaiian star. (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912
  12. Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912
  13. The Daily bulletin. (Honolulu [Hawaii]) 1882-1895

Search results for “manuscript“:

  1. Manti herald. ([Manti, Utah]) 1867-1867
  2. Camp journal. (Demopolis, Ala.) 1864-18??
  3. Prison times. (Fort Delaware [Del.]) 1865-1865
  4. Black Republican and office-holder’s journal. (New York [N.Y.]) 18??-1???
  5. The Weekly Raleigh register. (Raleigh, N.C.) 1852-1863
  6. The daily standard. (Raleigh, N.C.) 1865-1865
  7. The tri-weekly standard. (Raleigh, N.C.) 1866-1868
  8. Manti herald and Sanpete advertiser. ([Manti, Utah]) 1867-186?
  9. The Charlotte news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1890-1914
  10. The Charlotte Democrat. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1870-1881
  11. The Elizabeth-City gazette, and public advertiser. (Elizabeth-City [N.C.]) 1807-1810
  12. The western Democrat. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1852-1870
  13. North Carolina advocate. (Elizabeth City, N.C.) 1832-1833
  14. The Milwaukee journal. (Milwaukee [Wis.]) 1850-1850
  15. The Elizabeth City news. (Elizabeth City, N.C.) 188?-1???
  16. The Albemarle register. (Elizabeth City, N.C.) 1874-18??
  17. The weekly transcript. (Elizabeth City, N.C.) 1867-18??
  18. North Carolina native sentinel. (Elizabeth City, N.C.) 1855-1857
  19. Henderson gold leaf. (Henderson, N.C.) 1911-19??
  20. Moldavia register. ([Charlotte Court House, Va.) 18??-18??
  21. The daily confederate. (Raleigh, N.C.) 1864-1865
  22. The intelligencer, and Nag’s Head advocate. (Elizabeth City, N.C.) 1840-1841
  23. The Raleigh register. (Raleigh, N.C.) 1867-1886
  24. Carolina watchman. (Salisbury, N.C.) 1832-1867
  25. Herald of the times. (Elizabeth City, N.C.) 18??-18??
  26. The Carolina plain dealer. ([Durham, N.C.]) 1970-????
  27. Albemarle southron and union advocate. (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1860-18??
  28. The gold leaf. (Henderson, N.C.) 1881-1911
  29. Semi-weekly standard. (Raleigh, N.C.) 1853-18??
  30. Highland messenger. (Asheville, N.C.) 1840-184?
  31. Weekly confederate. (Raleigh, [N.C.]) 1864-1865
  32. The state journal. (Raleigh, N.C.) 186?-186?
  33. American Fork citizen. (American Fork, Utah) 1912-1979

 Search results for “pen and ink“:

  1. Ink pen beacon. ([Honeoye, N.Y.) 1962-19??
  2. Granite times. (Granite, Nev.) 1908-1908
  3. American Fork citizen. (American Fork, Utah) 1912-1979

4. The U.S. Newspaper Program 

The United States Newspaper Program is a cooperative national effort among the states and the federal government to locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present.
The following state entries are taken directly from the U.S. Newspaper Program’s website:


Alabama has microfilmed 7.2 million pages of more than five hundred newspapers, among them the Anniston Hot Blast and the Ozark Banner Advertiser.

Debbie Pendleton
Public Services Division
Alabama Department of Archives and History
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
telephone: 334-242-4435
Web site:


The project has microfilmed 100,000 pages of such papers as the Forty-Ninth Starand the Esquimaux, an 1866 newspaper for men laying Western Union’s overland line. Included are handwritten newspapers from before the U.S. purchase of Alaska.

Gladi Kulp, Head
Historical Collections
Alaska State Library
P.O. Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
telephone: 907-465-2926
Web site:


The Arizona project has microfilmed over 1,212,881 pages of newsprint from 57 towns in all 15 counties of the state. Titles preserved include the Williams News, theArizona Record, the Copper Era, and El Sol. Holdings are searchable online by title, city, county, and subject.

Antonio Bucci
Librarian, Law and Research Library Division
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
1700 West Washington Street, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85007
telephone: 602-542-3701
Web site:


The Arkansas Newspaper Project has cataloged 3,400 titles, including the firstArkansas Gazette published in 1819.

Andrea Cantrell
Head, Research Services
Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 North Ozark Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
telephone: 479-575-7251
Web site:


Among the 15,500 newspapers cataloged and the 2.6 million pages microfilmed in California are the Alpine Argus and the O Lavrador Portuguez. The holdings date from 1846 and include publications in Spanish, Chinese, Armenian, and thirty-six other languages.

Dr. Henry L. Snyder
Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research
Highlander Hall-016
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521-0154
telephone: 951-827-7008
Andrea Vanek
250 Moffitt Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
telephone: 510-643-7680
Web site:


Colorado newspapers such as the Avalanche Echo, the Durango Wage Earner, and the Rocky Mountain News are among the 1.7 million pages microfilmed.

Margi Aguiar
Serials Manager
Colorado Historical Society
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
telephone: 303-866-4661
Web site:


The Connecticut Newspaper Project has microfilmed 1,094,446 pages and cataloged 7,161 titles of papers dating back to the 1755 Connecticut Gazette.

Jane F. Cullinane
Collection Management Unit, Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1537
telephone: 860-757-6525 or 860-757-6527
Web site:


The project has microfilmed 700,000 pages, including the state’s first newspaper, the 1781 Delaware Gazette.

Craig A. Wilson
Assistant Director for Library Collections
University of Delaware Library
Newark, DE 19717-5267
telephone: 302-831-6908
Web site:


The project has cataloged 1,600 titles, including ethnic, religious, and immigrant newspapers.

Jerry A. McCoy
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Washingtoniana Division
901 G Street, NW, Room 307
Washington, DC 20001
telephone: 202-727-1199
Web site:


The Florida Newspaper Project has microfilmed 785,690 pages of papers such as the Okaloosa Messenger, the Tropical Sun, and the Pelican.

Martha Hruska
Associate Director for Technology Services
PO Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001
telephone: 352-392-0342
Web site:


Rough Rice’s Ready ReporterTwig County New Era, and the Wiregrass Farmer are among the 2.5 million pages that have been microfilmed of newspapers dating back to the eighteenth century.

Jeannie Ledford or Toby Graham
Digital Library of Georgia, Georgia Newspaper Project
University of Georgia Libraries
Athens, GA 30602-1641
telephone: 706-542-2131
e-mail: or
Web site:


Hawai’i has microfilmed 260,000 pages and cataloged 476 titles such as Windward Living and the Leeward Sun Press. The project includes papers in English, Hawaiian, and Portugese.

Hamilton Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822
telephone: 808-956-7205
Web site:


Idaho newspapers such as The Blackfoot OptimistThe Blab, and The Fruitland Banner are among the 300,000 pages microfilmed. Holdings are indexed by city.

John Yandell, Archivist
Idaho Historical Society
2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712-8250
telephone: 208-334-3356
Web site:


The Illinois Newspaper Project has cataloged more than 20,500 titles, among them the Herald of the Prairies, the Griggsville Reflector, and the Ruralist.

Project at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
Mary Stuart, Professor
History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library
246 Library MC-522
1408 W. Gregory Drive
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801
telephone: 217-244-0797
Web site:

Project at Chicago History Museum Research Center:
Linda Evans, Chief Cataloger
Chicago Historical Society
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
telephone: 312-799-2036
Web site:

Also, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. 6th Street,
Springfield, IL 62701, telephone: 217-785-7956, cooperates with the Illinois Newspaper Project and preserves originals and microfilm of many Illinois newspapers.
Web site:


More than 900,000 pages have been microfilmed in Indiana. The project includes newspapers dating back to the 1830s and is searchable online.

David Turk
Manager, Preservation Imaging Services
Indiana Historical Society
450 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
telephone: 317-232-4592
Web site:


Iowa newspapers such as the Royal Booster, the Walnut Bureau, and the Ackley Phonograph are included in the 3.9 million pages microfilmed.

Linda Brown
State Historical Society of Iowa
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
telephone: 319-335-3916
Web site:


The Kansas Newspaper Project has microfilmed 1.6 million pages and cataloged 10,330 titles.  Microfilmed newspapers are available through interlibrary loan. A database of titles that are available for loan can be searched at the Web site listed below.

Patricia Michaelis
Director, Library and Archives Division
Kansas State Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615-1099
telephone: 785-272-8681 x270
Web site:


The Kentucky Yeoman and the Blue Grass Blade are among 4,750 titles cataloged and 800,000 pages microfilmed in Kentucky. The project includes African American and Civil War-era publications.

Becky Ryder
Head, Preservation Services
110 King Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0039
telephone: 859-257-5713
Web site:


The 1794 New Orleans Moniteur de la Louisiane, the state’s first French newspaper, is among the 4.8 million pages microfilmed.

Sheila Lee
Project Coordinator
Louisiana Newspaper Project, Special Collections
Louisiana State University Libraries
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
telephone: 225-578-6339
Web site:


Maine has microfilmed 356,000 pages of publications dating back to 1785 when Maine was part of Massachusetts. Titles include the Squirrel Island Squid and theTwin-Towns Screamer.

Janet Roberts
Project Coordinator, Maine Newspaper Project
Maine State Archives
#84 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0084
telephone: 207-287-5791
Web site:


Among the 2 million pages microfilmed in Maryland are the Log Cabin Advocateand Saint Mary’s Beacon.

Jennifer Hafner
Deputy Director, Research and Student Outreach
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
telephone: 410-260-6474
fax: 410-974-3895
e-mail: or
Web site:


The 1690 Publick Occurrences, America’s first newspaper, is among 8,127 titles cataloged. The project includes several famous abolitionist newspapers.

Henry Scannell
Curator of Newspapers and Microtext
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02117
telephone: 617-536-5400 x 2018
Web site:


The Michigan Newspaper Project has cataloged 4,446 titles and microfilmed more than 900,000 pages of newsprint, including newspapers in more than seventeen languages.

Kevin Driedger
Michigan Newspaper Project
Library of Michigan
P.O. Box 30007
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48909
telephone: 517-373-9440
Web site:,1607,7-160-17449_18643—,00.html

Frank Boles, Director
Clarke Historical Library
Park 142
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
telephone: 989-774-3352
Web site:


The project has microfilmed 4.1 million pages and contains more than three hundred editions commemorating inaugurations and town centennials.

Ruth Bauer Anderson or
Brigid Sheilds
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd., West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
telephone: 651-296-2143
e-mail: or
Web site:


The Mississippi Newspaper Project includes newspapers from more than two hundred towns; 830,000 pages have been microfilmed.

Preston Everett
Reformatting Supervisor
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
200 North Street
Jackson, MS 39201
telephone: 601-576-6999
Web site:


The St. Louis Lightning Express, the Far West, and the Missouri Mule are among the 3,400 titles cataloged and 236,000 pages microfilmed. The University Libraries of the University of Missouri-Kansas City administered the Missouri State Newspaper Project. Collections of newspapers and the microfilm of the newspapers are available at the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Gary Kremer
Executive Director
State Historical Society of Missouri
Newspaper Library
1020 Lowry Street
Columbia, MO 65201-7298
telephone: 573-882-7083
Web site:


The Montana Newspaper Project has microfilmed 320,000 pages, among them theBitter Root Journal and the Sweetgrass Boulder Blade.

Brian Shovers
Library Manager
Montana Historical Society Research Center
225 N. Roberts
Helena, MT 59620-1201
telephone: 406-444-4702
Web site:


The project has microfilmed 300,000 pages and includes temperance publications, ethnic newspapers, and women’s rights newspapers.

Katherine L. Walter
319 Love Library
Digitial Initiatives and Special Collections Department
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100
telephone: 402-472-3939
Web site:

This project was conducted in cooperation with:
Nebraska State Historical Society
Andrea Faling
P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501
telephone: 402-471-4785
Web site:


The Nevada Newspaper Project has cataloged 975 titles such as the Sagebrush Stockman, the Snowbound, and the Battle Mountain Scout.

Robert E. Blesse
Special Collections Department
University Library-322
University of Nevada-Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0044
telephone: 775-784-6500 x 317
Web site:


More than one million pages have been microfilmed in New Hampshire, encompassing more than 1,644 titles published from 1756 to 1993. The library of Dartmouth College administered the New Hampshire State Newspaper Project. Collections of newspapers and the microfilm of the newspapers are available at the New Hampshire State Library.

New Hampshire State Library
Charles LeBlanc
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
telephone: 603-271-2310
Web site:


The New Jersey Newspaper Project has microfilmed 3.15 million pages dating back to 1777.

Greg Gill
New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management
P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307
telephone: 609-984-3296
Web site:


The Horse Fly and the Los Cerrillos Rustler are two of the 1,599 titles cataloged; 500,000 pages have been microfilmed. The project is searchable online.

Claire-Lise Benaud
Dave Rixse
University of New Mexico
Zimmerman Library
MSC 053020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
telephone: 505-277-8907 or 505-277-7350
e-mail: or
Web site:


The New-York Gazette, first published in 1725, is among the 4.27 million pages microfilmed. The project includes the original 1897 New York Sun article “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa-Claus”.

Jeff Sohn, Project Coordinator
New York State Newspaper Project
New York State Library
Cultural Education Center 6th Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12230
telephone: 518-474-7491; fax: 518-474-5786
e-mail: or
Web site:


North Carolina has microfilmed 3 million pages of newspapers such as the North Carolina Gazette, first published in 1751. The project includes papers from ninety-nine out of one hundred counties.

Gina Fry
Imaging Unit Head
Collections Management Branch
North Carolina State Archives
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
telephone: 919-807-7449
Yvonne Duke
Technical Services Branch Head
State Library of North Carolina
4644 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4644
telephone: 919-807-7449
Web site:


The project has microfilmed 3.3 million pages of papers, including the Farmers Ralroad, the Wyndmere Missile, and the Gladstone Rustler, a cowboy publication.

Gerald G. Newborg
State Historical Society of North Dakota
612 East Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505-0830
telephone: 701-328-2668
Web site:


The project has cataloged 4,500 titles and microfilmed 3.3 million pages. Holdings are searchable online by title, city, and county.

Steve Gutgesell
Collections, Historic Preservation and Statewide Outreach Division
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
telephone: 614-297-2589
Web site:


The project has microfilmed 370,500 pages and includes the 1844 Cherokee Advocate, the first newspaper in the state, published in English and Cherokee.

William D. Welge
Director, Research Division
Oklahoma History Center
2401 North Laird Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7914
telephone: 405-522-5225 (reference)
Chad Williams, Manuscripts Archivist
Oklahoma History Center
2401 North Laird Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7914
telephone: 405-522-5205
Web site:


The project has microfilmed 651,873 pages, among them the Bumblebee and theWeekly Bedrock Democrat. The project received $1,090,573 in NEH support.

Mark R. Watson
Associate University Librarian for Collections and Access
University of Oregon Libraries
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
telephone: 541-346-1896
Web site:


The 1719 American Weekly Mercury, the first newspaper published in Pennsylvania, is among the 3.32 million pages microfilmed.

George Friedline, Assistant Director
Bureau State Library of Pennsylvania
Technical Services and Collection Management
Office of Commonwealth Libraries
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-1745
telephone: 717-783-5964
fax: 717-705-3798
Web site:


The Puerto Rico Newspaper Project is microfilming 1.5 million pages and cataloging 650 titles.

María E. Ordóñez
Library System
University of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 23302
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3302
telephone: 787-764-0000 x 3471 or 3463
e-mail: or
Web site:


The 1732 Rhode Island Gazette, the state’s first newspaper, is among the 450,000 pages that have been microfilmed.

Phoebe Simpson
Technical Librarian and Conservation Specialist, Printed Materials
Rhode Island Historical Society Library
121 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
telephone: 401-273-8107 ext 10
Web site:


The first newspaper in the Royal colony of South Carolina appeared when Thomas Whitemarsh produced the South-Carolina Gazette in 1732. In the 19th century, ethnic newspapers served the German and Irish communities and today’s Hispanic communities are reached by papers with Hispanic titles. The project has microfilmed 990,332 pages.

Allen Stokes
South Caroliniana Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
telephone: 803-777-3131
Web site:


The project has cataloged 1,000 titles and includes articles dating back to 1859, thirty years before statehood. \.

Marvene Riis
Librarian, South Dakota State Historical Society
South Dakota State Archives
900 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2217
telephone: 605-773-4233
e-mail: marvene
Web site:


The Tennessee Newspaper Project has cataloged 10,300 newspapers with publication dates from the 18th to the 21st century. Interesting titles include theBolivar Palladium from the early 1800s, Carthage Casket from the mid 1800s, Mountain Ears from the 1930s, and the Gas Bag from the 1940s.

Joanne Deeken
University Libraries
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
telephone: 865-974-6913
Web site:


Among the 1,194,041 pages microfilmed are the Blooming Grove Rustler and theEvening News and Dinner Horn. The project, which includes the newspapers of Jewish, Czech, and German settlers, .

Stephanie Malmros, Project Manager
Center for American History
University of Texas
1 University Station, D1100
Austin, TX 78712
telephone: 512-495-4557
Web site:


The US. Virgin Islands Newspaper Project has cataloged fifty-seven titles.

Beverly Smith
Library Technician
Von Scholten Collection
20 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
telephone: 340-774-0630
Web site:


The Earnest WorkerBeehive News, and Utah Scandinav are among the 1,263 titles cataloged by the Utah Newspaper Project.

Sandy Allgood or John Herbert
Serials Order Department, Marriott Library
295 South 1500 E
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
telephone: 801-581-6046
e-mail: or
Web site:


The 267,000 pages of microfilmed holdings include Vermont’s first newspaper, theVermont Gazette, or Green Mountain Post Boy, which was printed in 1781 by Judah Padock Spooner and Timothy Green in Westminster on the historic Dresden Press (the first official printing press of the state of Vermont). Newspapers for Italian, French-Canadian, Slavic, and other immigrant groups working in the state’s quarries, lumberyards, and textile factories are also represented.

Birdie MacLennan
Interim Head, Collection Management Services
Bailey/Howe Library
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-0036
telephone: 802-656-2016

Lorraine Lanius
Head, Technical Services Unit
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0601
telephone: 802-828-3261
Web site:


The first Virginia Gazette, printed in 1736, and the Richmond Planet, an African American newspaper from the Reconstruction period, are among 477,000 pages microfilmed.

Errol Somay, Project Director
Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1905
telephone: 804-692-3559
Web site:


The Washington State Newspaper Project has microfilmed 1.5 million pages and cataloged 2,200 titles.

Marlys Rudeen
Deputy State Librarian
Washington State Library
P.O. Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460
telephone: 360-704-7132
Web site:


Among the 460,000 microfilmed pages and 1,180 cataloged titles are the Wheeling Intelligencer, the Point Pleasant Register, the Spirit of Jefferson-Farmers Advocate, and the Charleston Gazette.

Harold M. Forbes
West Virginia University Libraries
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
telephone: 304-293-3536; fax: 304-293-3981
Web site:


The project includes Native American and African American newspapers, as well as underground newspapers from the 1960s. Two thousand titles have been cataloged.

James P. Danky
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
telephone: 608-264-6598
Web site:


The Wyoming Newspaper Project has microfilmed 219,000 pages and cataloged 445 titles.

Deborah McCarthy
Head of Technical Services
University of Wyoming Libraries
Box 3334
Laramie, WY 82071
telephone: 307-766-4228
Web site:

5. National Newspaper Repositories


The American Antiquarian Society has perhaps the single largest collection of “Amateur Newspapers” anywhere. Its inventory is online and is broken out by state. See the AAS Amateur Newspapers Inventory.

The Society also has cataloged 14,324 newspaper titles.

Vincent Golden
Curator of Newspapers, Newspaper Department
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
telephone: 508-471-2148
Web site:

The society has compiled a listing that provides information on whether a state has an online index of newspaper holdings. The listing includes links to the online indexes. The URL for the newspaper index listing is


The Center for Research Libraries has cataloged 1,035 titles.

Bernard F. Reilly
Project Director
6050 South Kenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
telephone: 773-955-4545 ext. 334; fax: 773-955-4339
Web site:


The Kansas State Historical Society has cataloged 10,330 titles. Microfilmed newspapers are available through interlibrary loan. A database of titles that are available for loan can be searched at the Web site listed below.

Patricia Michaelis
Director, Library and Archives Division
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615-1099
telephone: 785-272-8681, x270
Web site:


The Library of Congress has cataloged 14,350 titles.

Mark Sweeney, Chief, Serial and Government Publications Division
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4760
telephone: 202-707-2958
Web site:


The New York Public Library has microfilmed 2 million pages and cataloged 7,000 titles.

Evelyn Frangakis
Chief Librarian for Preservation
New York Public Library
Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
telephone: 212-930-0567
Web site:


The New York Historical Society has cataloged 9,080 titles.

Mariam Touba
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
telephone: 212-873-3400 x225 or x226
Web site:


Rutgers University has cataloged 3,139 titles.

Ronald Becker
Head, Special Collections
Rutgers University Libraries
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163
telephone: 732-932-7006 x362
Web site:


The Western Reserve Historical Society has cataloged 3,920 titles.

Marian Sweton
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
telephone: 216-721-5722
Web site:


The Wisconsin Historical Society has cataloged 7,000 titles.

James P. Danky
Newspaper and Periodicals Librarian
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
telephone: 608-264-6598
Web site:

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