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This is a list of full-text English-language archives and databases. Fort the most part, they are fully searchable and provide PDF or JPG page images.  For those archives that are marked as "browseable" below, often a rudimentary search may be performed by doing a Google site-specific search (in the Google search field, put the terms you are searching for, and also "site:www.unsearchablenewspaper.com/archives/pdf", or whatever the appropriate URL/directory for the archive in which a typical document is located).

Additions and comments are welcome.  Send updates to:
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 Newspapers
    National
        Google News Archive
        Library of Congress Chronicling America (1836 - 1922)
    
    Stars and Stripes (1918 - 1919)

    Regional/Local
       
Birmingham AL:  Birmingham Iron Age (1874 - 1901)
        Jacksonville AL:  Jacksonville Republican (1837 - 1895; browse only)

        Barrow AK:  Tundra Times (1965 - 1997)
        Arizona:  Arizona Digital Newspaper Program
        Casa Grande AZ:  area newspapers
(a free part of subscription Newspaperarchive.com)
        California:  California Digital Newspaper Collection (1846 - 1922; 2006 - 2011)
        Manzanar CA:  Manzanar Free Press (1942 -1945) browseable, newspaper of Japanese interment camp during WWII
        Santa Monica, CA:  Santa Monica Outlook (1875 - 1920)
        Torrance CA:  Torrance Herald, Press (1913 - 1969)
        Whittier CA:  Whitter News (1888 - 1942)
    
    Colorado:  Colorado Historic Newspapers Project (1859 - 1923)
        Florida:  Florida Digital Newspaper Library

        Boca Raton FL:  Newspapers Collection 
Tattler (1938); Boca Raton Pelican (1948 - 1953); Boca Raton News (1955 - 1970)          
        Palm Beach FL:  Palm Beach Post (1897 - 1988)
Part of Google News Archive
        Georgia:  Georgia Newspaper Project (1808 - 1922)
        Hawaii:  English Language newspapers (1862 - 1923)
        Illinois: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
            Sycamore IL True Republican (1869 - 1872; 1877 - 1968)
            Tallula IL Express 1895 - 1896 (scattered issues)  
            Urbana IL Daily Courier 1903-1935
        Chicago IL Examiner (1908 - 1918)
        Florala, IL:  Florala Digital Newspapers          
        Hyde Park IL:  Hyde Park Herald (1882 - 2008)
        Quincy IL:  Quincy Historic Newspaper Archive (1835 - 1919)
        Muncie IN:  Muncie Post Democrat (1921 - 1950)       

        Muncie IN:  Muncie Times (1991 - 2010)
        Iowa:  Cedar Rapids Library Digital Newspapers (1853 - 2010)
(a free part of subscription Newspaperarchive.com)
        Adams County, IA:  Adams County Newspapers (1876 - 2000) (a free part of subscription Newspaperarchive.com)
        Charles City IA:  Charles City Press (1930 - 2007)       
        Sioux County IA: Sioux County Newspapers (1872 - 2008) (a free part of subscription Newspaperarchive.com)
        Kentucky: Historic Kentucky Newspapers (See also Chronicling America)
        Louisiana: LA Newspaper Access Program
        New Orleans LA: New Orleans Bee (1827 - 1923) (browseable only) 
        Maryland:  Maryland Gazette (1728 - 1839) (browseable only)
        Grosse Pointe MI: Newspapers (1923 - Present)
        St. Paul MN:  Archdiocese of St. Paul, Minneapolis Catholic Bulletin (and successive papers) (1991 - pres)
        St. Paul MN:  Minnesota Union Advocate (1907 - pres)
    
    Winona MN:  Winona Newspaper Project (1860 - 1976)
        Missouri Newspapers
        Nebraska Newspapers (1860 - 1922)
        New Market NH:  Newspapers
        Atlantic County, NJ:  Newspapers (1860 - 1923)
        New York:  Fulton County Postcards.  Miscellaneous NY newspapers.
        New York:  Northern New York Historical Newspapers (1844 - 2010)
    
    Brooklyn NY:  Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841 - 1902)
        Hudson River Valley, NY:  Historical Newspapers (1831 - 2001)
        New York City, NY:  Freedom's Journal (1827 - 1829) browseable; Abolitionist/African American newspaper
        New York City, NY:  New York Times (1851 - 1980; articles before 1922 are free)
        Rochester, NY:  Historical Newspapers (1803 - 1992)
    
    Schenectady NY:  The Daily Gazette (1920 - 1997)  Part of Google News Archive -- click "Google News Archive" button for archives search.
        Suffolk County NY:  Historic Newspapers (1822 - 1974)
        North Carolina:  NC Newspaper Digitization Project (1751 - 1898)
        North Carolina:  North Carolina Newspapers (1824 - pres) (includes African-f American newspapers)
        Oklahoma:  Gateway to Oklahoma History (1840s to 1920s)
        Oregon:  Historic Oregon Newspapers (1846 - 1922)
        Lancaster County PA:  Digitization Project (1816 - 2005)
        Pittsburg PA:  Pittsburg Jewish Newspaper Project (1895 - pres)
        Texas:  Texas Digital Newspaper Program (1829 - 2011)        
        Utah:  Utah Digital Newspapers (
1850 - 2011)
        Williamsburg, Virginia:  Virginia Gazette (1736 - 1780) browseable; index
        Washington:  Washington Historic Newspapers (1852 - 1892) Note: The full text of these papers is not searchable.  The papers have been indexed by personal names and 
other                         key words, and searching the index yields links to relevant articles.
        Wisconsin:  digitized clippings
        Wyoming:  Wyoming Newspaper Project (1867 - pres with scattered coverage prior) 
    Student 
        Arizona:  Little Cowpuncher (AZ Elementary Schools 1932 - 1943)
        Los Angeles CA:  Cal State Northridge Univ Sundial
        Los Angeles CA:  East LA College Campus News (1945 - 1999)
        Pasadena CA:  California Institute of Technology California Tech (1946 - pres) Note:  To limit results to just the Tech, type "tech" in the "Journal or Publication Title" field
        San Diego CA:  San Diego State University Student Newspapers (1913 - pres); Alternative Newspapers
        San Francisco CA:  Lowell High School Lowell (1898 - pres; scattered)
        New Haven CT:  Yale Daily News (1878 - 2001)
        Washington DC:  Gallaudet Univ Silent Worker (1888 - 1929) University for deaf students.
        Lakeland FL:  Florida Southern College Southern (1935 - 1950)
        St. Leo FL:  St. Leo Univ Lion's Pride (and predecessor titles) (1967 - pres)
        Athens GA:  Univ of Georgia Red and Black (1893 - 2006)
        Bloomington IL:  Illinois Wesleyan Univ Argus and predecessor publications (1870 - 2011)
        Chicago, IL:  Illinois Institute of Technology IIT Technology News (1928 - 2012)
        Naperville IL:  North Central Chronicle (1873 - pres)
        Rock Island IL:  Augustana College Mirror (1900 - pres)
        Muncie IN:  Ball State Univ Easterner and News (1922 - 1939)
        Decorah IA:  Luther College Chips (1884 - pres)
        Des Moines IA:  Drake Univ Delphic (1930 - 1978, 1983, 1987)
        Boston MA:  Univ of MA at Boston Mass Media (1966 - 2007) (a free part of subscription Newspaperarchive.com)
        Cambridge MA:  Harvard Univ Crimson (1873 - pres)  HTML instead of PDF
        Duluth MN:  College of St. Scholastica Cable (includes other college publications) (1932 - pres)
        Minneapolis/St. Paul MN:  Univ of MN Minnesota Daily (1900 - pres)
        Morehead MN:  Concordia College Concordian (1920 - pres)
        Northfield MN:  Carleton College Carletonian (1877 - pres)
        St. Joseph MN:  College of St. Benedict and Collegeville MN:  Saint John's Univ  Student Newspapers (1888 - pres)
        St. Paul MN:  College of St. Catherine Wheel (1935 - pres)
        St. Paul MN:  Macalester College Weekly Mac (1914 - pres)
        St. Paul MN:  Univ of St. Thomas Aquin (includes other univ publications) (1912 - pres)
        St. Peter MN:  Gustavus Adolphus College Gustavian Weekly (1920 - 2005)
        Winona MN:  Winona State Univ Winonan (1911 - 2011)
        Princeton, NJ:  Princeton Univ Daily Princetonian (1876 - 2002)
        Upper Montclair NJ:  Montclair State Univ Montclarion (1962 - 2001)
        Buffalo NY:  Canisius College Griffin (1933 - 1976)
        Hamilton NY: Colgate Univ Student Newspapers (1846 - pres)
    
    Ithaca NY:  Cornell Univ Daily Sun (1880 - 1981 sporadic)
    
    Poughkeepsie NY:  Vassar College Miscellany News (1914 - 2001)
        Columbus OH:  Ohio State Univ Lantern (1881 - 1997)
        Oklahoma City, OK:  Univ of Central Oklahoma Vista (1979 - pres)
        State College PA:  Penn State Univ Collegian (1887 - 1987)
        Williamsport PA:  Lycoming College Student Newspapers (1856 - pres)
        Providence RI:  Brown Univ Daily Herald (1891 - pres with gaps)
        Sioux Falls SD:  Augustana College Mirror (1908 - pres)
        Memphis TN:  Rhodes College Sou'wester (1919 - pres)
        Sewanee TN:  University of the South Various Newspapers (1872 - 1950) Sewanee Purple (1950-51; 51-52; 52-53; 73-74; 74-75)
        Waxahachie TX:  Trinity Univ Trinitonian (1919 - pres)
        Salt Lake City UT:  Salt Lake City Community College Globe (and predecessors) (1959 - 2011) (part of Utah Digital Newspapers)
        Richmond VA:  Univ of Richmond Collegian (1914 - 2011)

        WA:  Univ of Washington, various campuses Student Newspapers Archive assorted issues.  Includes:
                    Bothell campus Commons (1995 - 1997)
                    Seattle campus Daily (1967 - 1968)
                    Tacoma campus Independent (1993 - 1996)
                    Tacoma campus Ledger (1996 - 2005)

        Collegiate Chronicle
            Washington DC:  American University Eagle (1925 - 1996)
            Washington DC:  Georgetown Univ Hoya (1959 - 1980)
            Urbana - Champaign IL:  Univ of Illinois Daily Illini (1916 - 1945; 1962 - 1975)
    
        Ithaca NY:  Ithaca College Ithacan (1926 - 2002) (also HERE)
            Gettysburg PA:  Gettysburg College Gettysburgian (1897 - 2004)
            Lancaster PA:  Franklin and Marshall College College Reporter (1964 - 1987)
            Lincoln University PA:  Lincoln Univ Lincolnian and Lincoln News (1925 - 2003)

        Lethbridge, AB, Canada:  Lethbridge Community College Endeavour (1965 - 2008)
        Lethbridge, AB, Canada:  Univ of Lethbridge Student Newspapers (1967 - 1996, 2001 - pres)
    
    St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada:  Memorial Univ of Newfoundland Gazette (1968 - 2006)
        St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada:  Memorial Univ of Newfoundland Gazette (1994 - pres)



    Military
        All Hands Navy magazine (1922 - pres) browseable
        Naval Aviation News (1943 - pres) browseable
        Wartime Press (JPEGs of many WWII era publications; browseable only)
        Fairfield CA:  Travis AFB Tailwind (2008 - pres)
        Miramar CA:  Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Flight Jacket (2005 - pres; browseable)
        Colorado Springs CO:  Fort Carson Mountaineer (2004 - pres; browseable)
        El Paso TX:  Fort Bliss Monitor (2004 - pres; browseable)
        Australia:  Australian Army Newspaper (2001 - pres)
        Canada:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Canadian Forces Base Halifax Trident (2004 - pres)

   
NASA


    
    Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL) Star (1997 - 2011 browseable)
        Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA) Astrogram
        Kennedy Space Center (Merritt Island, FL) Countdown (2002 - 2009 browseable) and Spaceport News (1996 - 2010 browseable)
        Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD) News (2004 - 2005 browseable) and View (2005 - 2011 browseable)
        Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX) Roundup (1961 - 2001 browseable) and Roundup (2002 - pres browseable)
    
    Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA) Researcher News (2002 - 2006 browseable)

        links to all nasa  http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/snews/spnews_toc.html

        

   
Foreign

        Australia:  Trove (assorted newspapers; 1803 - 1954)
        Australia:  Nambour Chronicle (1903 - 1955)
    
    Cambodia:  Phnom Penh Post (1992 - 2011; see bottom of page; browseable; formatted stories)
        Canada:  Canada Gazette (1841 - 1998)
        Canada (mostly Alberta):  Peel's Prairie Provinces (1871 - 2007)
        Canada:  Alberta Newspapers Collection (1885 - 2001) (browseable only)
        Canada:  Southern Alberta Newspaper Collection (1897 - 1991)
        Canada:  Wainwright AB Star-Chronicle (1908 - pres)
        Canada:  British Columbia Historical Newspapers (1865 - 1930)
        Canada:  British Columbia Newspapers
        Canada:  Prince George BC Newspapers
        Canada:  Quesnel BC Cariboo Observer (1908 - 2010)
        Canada:  Victoria BC  British Colonist (1858 - 1910)
        Canada:  Manitoba (1859- pres) (browseable only)
        Canada:  Newfoundland and Labrador Newspapers.  Includes:
            St Johns, Newfoundland Daily News (1955 - 1963)
            St Johns, Newfoundland Daily Star (1915 - 1918)
            St Johns, Newfoundland Evening Telegram (1914 - 1918)
            Twillingate, Newfoundland Sun (1880 - 1953)  Due to bad OCR, many volumes are not text-searchable
    
    Canada:  Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Online
        Canada:  Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers (selected years between 1769 and 1977) (browseable only)
        Canada:  Nova Scotia Historical Newspaper Project (selected years between 1850 and 1992)
        Canada:  Ontario Community Newspapers (1810 - 1857; 1860 - 1863; 1867 - 2007)
        Canada:  Ontario Our Ontario  (1810 - pres)
        Canada:  Halton ONT newspapers (1864 - pres with sporadic coverage before)
        Caribbean Region:  Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
        England:  International Times (1966 - 1980, 1892, 1986, 1984; Underground Newspaper)
        Israel:  Historical Jewish Press  Contains some English language content (for example, The Palestine Post from 1932 - 1950)
        Japan:    Newspaper Clippings Contains some English language content.
    
    New Zealand:  Paperspast (1839 - 1945)
        Singapore:  Singapore Newspaper Archive (1863 - 2009)
        United Kingdom:  London/Ediburgh/Belfast Gazette
 
 Journals
        Cambridge MA:  Radcliffe College Radcliffe Magazine (1899 - 1920)
        Kentucky: Kentuckiana Digital Library: 
Journals
        Minneapolis MN:  Labor Review (1907 - pres)
        
Missouri:  Missouri Conservationist (1970 - 1997)
        Oklahoma:  Oklahoma Today (quarterly magazine) (1956 - pres)
        Australia:  Australian Periodical Publications (1840 - 1845)
        
Australia:  Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982)
        Canada:  Newfoundland Quarterly (1901 - 1954)
        Canada:  Nova Scotia Cape Breton's Magazine (1972 - 1979)
        England:  Internet Library of Early Journals
        Geneva, Switzerland:  Journal de Genève (1826 - 1898; French language)
        Air Force Magazine (1955 - 1961, 1969, 1986 - pres)
        Air and Space Power Journal (previously titled Air University Review) (U.S. Air Force academic journal; 1966 - pres)
        All Hands (U.S. Navy; 1922 - pres; browseable)
        American Journal of Science (1818 - 1895)
        Canadian Military Journal (2000 - pres)
        Flight Magazine (1909 - 2005)
        JSTOR public domain
        Massachusetts Inst of Tech Technology Review (1899 - 2009) browseable only
        Military Review (U.S. Army academic journal; 1922 - pres)
        Naval Aviation News (U.S. Navy; 1943 - pres; browseable only)
        Nickel Weeklies Search Browse
        Popular Science (1872 - pres) (subset of Google Books)
        Preservation News (1961 - 1995)
        Royal Society Journals (many titles older than 70 years are free) link
        Sports Illustrated SI Vault (1954 - pres; html format)
        Synapse Magazine Electronic Music journal (1976 - 1979; browseable only)
       
 Books
        Kentucky:  Kentuckiana Digital Library:  Books
        Pittsburgh PA:  Darlington Digital Library
        Golden Guides

     College Yearbooks
        Des Moines IA:  Drake Univ Quax (1916 - 1994, missing 1978, 1977, 1989) 
        St. Paul MN:  Hamline Univ Liner (1893 - pres)
            

 Topical Databases
        Agricultural:  Midwest Weeklies    Farm Field and Fireside (assorted titles 1841 - 1939)
        Athletics:  LA84 Foundation Digital Archive

    
    Caribbean:  Digital Library of the Caribbean
        Distillation of Spirits The Alcohol Library
        Horse Racing:  Daily Racing Form (1896 -1999)
        Jewish News:  Jewish News Archive (1923 - 2008)
        Machinists Union Journals (1889 - 1994)
        NASA Historical Documents
        NASA Technical Reports 
        Portuguese language Newspapers 
        Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals
        Vaudeville: American Popular Entertainment Collection (NY Clipper 1853 - 1924, The Player 1911 - 1913, Vaudeville News 1920 -1929)
 

     
 Genealogy
        Family History Archives at Brigham Young Univ
        Family Search (Mormon Database Aggregation)
        Canada:  Genealogy Archives


 

 Miscellaneous
        European Library 
        Gallica (French; similar to Hathi Trust)
        Google Books
        Hathi Trust (University subset of Google Books.  Somtimes answers are better than GB search.)
        Internet Library of Early Journals
 
        Illinois Digital Archive
    
    Indiana Memory
        Louisiana Digital Library
        Making of America Cornell
        Making of America Univ of Michigan 
        Minnesota State Fair Archives
        St. Joseph MN:  College of St. Benedict and Collegeville MN: Vivarium Digital Collections
        Missouri Digital Heritage
        Kansas City MO:  Missouri Valley Special Collections
        Ithaca NY: Cornell Univ Digital Collections
        Pennsylvania Digital Repository 
        Lincoln PA:  Lincoln Univ History Resources Online
        Canada:  Multicultural Canada
        Canada:  British Columbia Simon Fraser University Digital Images
        St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada:  Memorial Univ of Newfoundland Digital Archives Initiative (portions of this archive are broken out individually above)
        England:  miscellaneous 19th Century Serials
 
        Charles Darwin Complete Works
        misc collection of periodicals

 




SUBSCRIPTION
         Limited to services which can be accessed by individuals.  I haven't included databases which are primarily marketed to institutions.
 Newspapers
    National
        Christian Science Monitor (1908 - 1980)
    
    Newspaperarchive.com
        Paper of Record
        USA Today (1987 - pres)
        

    Regional/Local
 
  
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers
            Phoenix AZ:  Arizona Republic (1890 - 1922)
            Los Angeles CA:  Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1988)
            Hartford CT:  Hartford Courant (1764 - 1984 page images; 1992 - pres text)
            Washington DC:  Washington Post (1877 - 1986 page images; 1987 - pres text)
            Indianapolis IN:  Indianapolis Star (1902 - 1922 page images; 1991 - pres text)
            Baltimore MD:  Baltimore Sun (1837 - 1985 page images; 1990 - pres text)
            Boston MA:  Boston Globe (1872 - 1979 page images; 1980 - pres text)
            Boston MA:  The Jewish Advocate (1905 - 1990 page images; 1991 - pres text)
            Detroit MI:  Detroit Free Press (1831 - 1922 page images; 1999 - pres text)
            New York City, NY:  Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1999 page images)
            Cincinnati OH:  Cincinnati Enquirer (1841 - 1922 page images)
    
        Pittsburgh PA:  Pittsburgh Courier (1911 - 2002 page images)
 
            Proquest also archives:
                American Jewish Newspapers
                Atlanta Constitution (1868 - 1945)
                Atlanta Daily World
                Chicago Defender
                Chicago Tribune
                Cincinnati Enquirer (1841 - 1922)
                Cleveland Call & Post
                Irish Times
                Los Angeles Sentinel
                New York Amsterdam News
                New York Tribune
                Newsday (1940 - 1984)
                Norfolk Journal & Guide
                Philadelphia Tribune
                San Francisco Chronicle
                The Times of India
            As far as I know, the above papers are not available to individuals, but are accessible only through institutional accounts (such as public libraries, research libraries, archives,
            and University/College libraries.)

        The Jewish Chronicle (1841 - pres)
        Oklahoma City OK:  Oklahoma City Oklahoman (1901 - pres) Note:  Generally, free access if you hold a library card from an Oklahoma institution.  Out of state residents
            can get a Tulsa library card for $50 per year.

 
    Foreign       
   
     Sydney, Australia:  Morning Herald
        Canada:  Winnipeg MT Free Press (1874 - pres)
        Canada: Toronto ONT Star (1894 - pres)
        England:  British Newspaper Archive (1700 - pres)
        England:  ukpressonline (mostly 20th cent)
        England:  British Library British Newspapers (19th cent)
        London England:  Guardian and Observer (1791 - pres)
        Ireland:  Irish Newspaper Archives (1763 - pres)
        
E
dinburgh Scotland:  The Scotsman (
1817 - 1950)
        

 Journals
        The Atlantic (1857 - 1964; 1992 - pres)
        The Economist (1853 - 2007)
        Harper's Magazine (1850 - pres) (available to subscribers)
        Leatherneck (1916 - pres) Journal of the U.S. Marine Corps Association
        The Nation (1865 - pres)
        The Rolling Stone (available to subscribers)
        The Stage (1880 - 2007) (London theatrical paper)
        Time (1923 - pres) (available to subscribers)
        Variety (1906 - pres) (available to subscribers)
        Vogue (1892 - pres)

        
 Books
 
 
 Topical Databases
        Conjuring / Magic: AskAlexander (subsciptions available through membership in the Conjuring Arts Research Center)
        Genealogy Ancestry.com 
        Genealogy Fold3 (formerly Footnote) (misc military, geneaology, newspapers, etc)
        Genealogy World Vital Records
        Rock Music Magazines Rock's Back Pages



 Miscellaneous
        Accesible Archives (misc 18th, 19th century Americana)