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JMC4370 Research Guide

Historical Newspapers


Newspapers on microfilm

Most newspapers are filed alphabetically by title in the green label microfilm cabinets, though a few were assigned call numbers and shelved on the far west wall of the 1st Floor.  Ask at the Service Desk on the 1st Floor if you need help finding the microfilm or using the microfilm reader/scanner machines.

Atlanta Constitution, 1868-1900.

Barron’s, 1944-2005.

Chicago Defender, 1921-2013.

Commercial and Financial Chronicle, 1915-1987.

Iowa Frontier Newspapers.  This miscellaneous collection spans the years 1838-1859.

Jewish Press, 1920-1995 [filed at call number BM1 .J55]

Lincoln Journal, 1977-1991.

Lincoln Star, 1902-1991.

Morning Chronicle (London), 1801-1870.

National Police Gazette, V.1 (1845)-V.57 (1891); V.59 (1891)-V.67 (1896); V.69 (1896)-V.89 (1906) [filed at call number HV6201 .N2].  Issues, with some gaps, also available in the American Periodicals Series database.

Nebraska State Journal, 1867-1951.

New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1899-1921 [filed at call number F366 .D34.]

New York Amsterdam News, 1922-2013.

Observer (London), 1791-1917.

Omaha Bee-News, 1872-1937 on microfilm.  The Omaha Daily Bee extending from July 1874 into April 1916 has been scanned by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and made freely available online at the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website.

Omaha Herald, 1867-1889. Scanned copies extending from 1866-1879 are available via the library's Newsbank account.

Omaha Monitor, 1915-1929.

Omaha Republican, 1865-1890 on microfilm. Scanned copies extending from 1866-1880 are available via the library's Newsbank account.

Omaha Star, 1938-To Date on microfilm.  The Omaha Star historical file (1938-2011) and the current file (2011- , updated monthly) are available in the Access World News database.

Omaha World-Herald, 1889-2018 on microfilm.  The Omaha World Herald scanned historical file (1885-1983) and the current text file (1983- , updated daily) are both available in the Access World News database. Microfilm production ended after 2018 and was replaced by a daily image file, available in Access World News beginning in September 2018.

Pall Mall Gazette, 1866-1923.

Pravda, 1979-1993.

Southern Civil War Era Newspapers.  This is a collection of newspapers published in cities across the Confederate States during the Civil War.  Search the keyword "Southern Civil War Era Newspapers" in the catalog to see a complete list of the newspapers.

Unionist (Omaha), 1930-1979.

Village Voice, 1957-2002.

Wall Street Transcript, 1972-1992.

Washington Post, 1970-1976.