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Historical Newspapers

Scholarly resources in all areas of historical research at Boston College

Historical Newspapers

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Translated Foreign News

Historical Online Indexes

Though we do not own direct fulltext access, these papers can be searched online and fulltext requested via Interlibrary Loan.

Microfilm Highlights @ BC

Several newspapers are available in microform at O'Neill Library, including:

  • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2013)
  • Boston Evening Transcript
  • (1848-1915)
  • Boston Herald (1848-1977)
  • Boston Pilot (1829-2007)
  • Cleveland Call & Post (1934-2003)
  • Los Angeles Times (1970-2009)
  • Norfolk Journal&Guide (1916-1998)
  • Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2003)
  • Pittsburgh Courier (1923-1977)

These papers and others are shelved on O'Neill Level 1 by title.

Microfilm @ BPL

Boston Public Library offers the most complete collection of Boston-area newspapers on microfilm, as well as other titles from Massachusetts and beyond.

Microfilm @ CRL

Center for Research Libraries has a large collection of U.S. and foreign newspapers.

Mostly on microfilm, our membership with CRL entitles the BC community to borrow large amounts of this material for extended periods.