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Historical Newspapers: Microform Resources

Guide to historical collections and runs of newspapers in electronic and micro format.

Colonial and Early U.S. Newspapers in Microform

Many newspapers of historical and research value are kept in microform in Fairchild Martindale Library's microform area, 2nd Floor, Mart Wing. Note that there are gaps in the coverage of some newspapers. 

There is a collection of Colonial and Early U.S. newspapers which includes the following titles:

American Weekly Mercury 1719-1746

Boston Daily Globe (Boston) Jan 1, 1877 - Dec 31, 1877

Boston Evening Post (Boston) Aug 1735 - Apr 1775

Boston Gazette (Boston) 1719 - 1742

Boston Transcript (Boston) Jan 1848 - Dec 1872

Connecticut Gazette Oct 1778 - Dec 1820

Daily American (Harrisburg) Dec 1850 - Mar 1854

Daily Madison (Washington City) Dec 1841 - Apr 1845

Daily National Intelligencer (Washington DC) July 1828 - Jan 1861

The Daily Union (Washington DC) May 1845 - Dec 1856

Daily Telegraph (Washington DC) Dec 1978 - Oct 1979

Dauphin Guardian (Harrisburg,Pa) 1805 - 1811

Democratic State Journal 1835 - 1840

Democratic Union (Harrisburg) 1843 - 1848

Democratic Union/Harrisburg Argus Various

Washington Union (Washington DC) Jan 1857 - June 1858

Evening Bulletin (Philadelphia) Jan 1877 - May 1878

Evening Journal (Jersey City, NJ) Jan 1877 - Dec 1877

Federal Gazette Oct 1788 - Oct 1793

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper Dec 1855 - Dec 1899

Georgia Gazette Apr 1763 - Feb 1775

The Royal Georgia Gazette 1779 - 1781

The Globe (Washington DC) Dec 1830 - Apr 1845

Harrisburg Chronicle (Harrisburg) May 1813 - Jun 1840

The Pennsylvanian (Harrisburg) Jan 1824 - Jan 1825

Harrisburg Daily Telegraph Jan 1840 - Oct 1858

Harrisburg Morgenrothe Zeitung 1804 - 1840

Harrisburg Morning Herald Mar 1854 - Aug 1858

Keystone (Harrisburg) Sept 1853 - Aug 1858

Harrisburg Keystone (Harrisburg) Jun 1839 - May 1843

Madisonian (Washington City) Aug 1837 - Dec 1841

Maryland Gazette (Annapolis) Dec 1728 - Dec 1839

New-Hampshire Gazette Oct 1756 - Jan 1776

New-London Gazette Nov 1763 - Oct 1778

New York Gazette 1726 - 1741/1744

New York Journal & The General Advocate July 1777 - Jan 1782

New-York Mercury 1752 - 1779

New-York Weekly Journal (New York) Nov 1733 - Dec 1749

Oracle Of Dauphin (Harrisburg) Nov 1792 - Nov 1827

Patriot And Union Jan 1859 - Dec 1865

Pennsylvania & Harrisburg Weekly Telegraph July 1855 - Jan 1861

Pennsylvania Daily Telegraph (Harrisburg) Oct 1858 - Jan 1866

Pennsylvania Intelligencer (Harrisburg) Dec 1820 - Apr 1837

Pennsylvania Journal Dec 1742 - Aug 1793

Penn. Reporter & Democratic Herald (Harrisburg) Nov 1827 - Mar 1839

Pennsylvania Reporter Mar 1839 - June 1843

Pennsylvanische Staats Zeitung 1844 -1853

Pennsylvania Telegraph (Harrisburg) Sept 1831 - July 1855

Philadelphia Gazette & Universal Daily Advertiser Oct 1793 - Dec 1802

Providence Gazette Oct 1762 - Oct 1825

Royal Gazette (New York) Nov 1777 - Aug 1779

Royal Gazette (South Carolina) 1781 - 1782

San Francisco Chronicle Jan 1877 - Dec 1877

South Carolina Gazette 1732 - 1780

South Carolina Gazette & Country Journal 1765 - 1775

Charleston Gazette 1778 - 1780

South Carolina & American Gazette 1764 - 1769

South Carolina & American General Gazette 1769 - 1781

Royal South Carolina Gazette 1780 - 1782

Royal Gazette 1781

State Capitol Gazette (Harrisburg?) Jun 1841 - Nov 1847

United States Telegraph (Washington DC) Feb 1826 - Feb 1837

Washington Union (Washington DC) July 1858 - Apr 1859

World (N.Y.) 1912 -1914

Virginia Gazette of Williamsburg (Williamsburg) Sept 1736 - Dec 1780

Virginia Gazette Or Norfolk Intelligencer Jun 1774 - Sept 1775

20th Century Newspapers in Microform

These newspapers in microform are located in Fairchild Martindale Library, 2nd floor, Mart Wing.

Bethlehem Globe Times (earlier titles and successor titles, Express Times) -

Film: Oct. 28, 1867 - 1997 (Earlier titles: Bethlehem Daily Times, Globe, Daily Globe, Bethlehem Globe are all filed under Bethlehem Globe Times.)

No indexing is available at Lehigh. However the Bethlehem Public Library has created an in-house index to the coverage of Bethlehem.They have been maintaining this indexing periodically. Their indexing covers 1897-1912, 1966-

Pittsburgh Courier  Film: 1928-1997

Times (London)  Film: 1914-

(Online availability: Lexis-Nexis Academic 1990-,  Palmers Index 1800-1890 )

Indexing includes: Palmer's Index to the Times 1790-1905 Official Index to the Times. An online index from 1906 to 1980 can be accessed from the Palmers Index site...change to the Official Index on the search page. Other indexing includes MicroFilm: 1937-1955, and Printed Indexes in FM-2 South, Index section, 1957-1997

Wall Street Journal  Film: 1928-

(Online availability: Lexis-Nexis Academic Contains abstracts from May 1, 1973 and selected full text from 1996 onward.)

Print Indexing: The Wall Street Journal Index, FM-2-South, Index section (071 W187i)1958-1999

Washington Post Film: 1980-2004

(Online availability:  Lexis-Nexis Academic 1977-)

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