Washington Online Historical Newspapers

Washington Online Historical Newspapers

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County & City
Name of Newspaper
Years Covered
Cost
Resource
Adams - Ritzville Adams County News 1898 - 1906 Free Library of Congress
Adams - Ritzville Washington State Journal 1906 - 1907 Free Library of Congress
Benton - Kennewick Columbia Courier 1902 - 1905 Free Library of Congress
Benton - Kennewick Kennewick Courier 1905 - 1914 Free Library of Congress
Chelan - Leavenworth
Leavenworth Echo
1904 - 1922
Free
Library of Congress
Chelan - Wenatchee Wenatchee Daily World 1905 - 1922 Free Library of Congress
Clark - Vancouver Vancouver Independent 1875 - 1910 Free Library of Congress
Clark - Vancouver
Vancouver Register
1865 - 1869
Free
Washington Secretary of State
Franklin - Pasco
Tri-County Herald
1948 - 1960
1964 - 1965
1967 - 1972
1974 - 1976
$
Ancestry
Grays Harbor - Aberdeen Aberdeen Herald 1890 - 1917 Free Library of Congress
Jefferson - Port Townsend
Port Townsend Morning Leader
1903 - 1910
Free University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection -
choose title from list to search
Jefferson - Port Townsend Puget Sound Argus
1882 - 1883
Free
 Washington Secretary of State
Jefferson - Port Townsend
Puget Sound Weekly Argus
1876
Free Washington Secretary of State
Jefferson - Port Townsend Puget Sound Weekly Argus 1876 - 1882
Free Washington Secretary of State
Jefferson - Port Townsend Weekly Argus 1870 - 1875
Free Washington Secretary of State
King - Bothell
University of Washington (Bothell) Commons
1995 - 1997
Free
University of Washington Student Newspapers Archive
King - Seattle
Cayton's Monthly
1921
Free
Library of Congress
King - Seattle
Cayton's Weekly
1917 - 1921
Free
Library of Congress
King - Seattle
Daily Republican
1896
Free
Library of Congress
King - Seattle
Hokubei Jiji
1916 - 1918
$
GenealogyBank
King - Seattle
Puget Sound Semi-Weekly
1866
Free Washington Secretary of State
King - Seattle Puget Sound Weekly
1866 - 1867
Free Washington Secretary of State
King - Seattle
Puget Sound Weekly Gazette
1867
Free Washington Secretary of State
King - Seattle
Ranch
1902 - 1914
Free
Library of Congress
King - Seattle
Republican
1896 - 1898
Free
Library of Congress
King - Seattle
Seattle Daily Times
1900 - 1969
$
GenealogyBank
King - Seattle
Seattle Gazette
1863 - 1864
Free Washington Secretary of State
King - Seattle
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1986 - 1999
Free Seattle Post-Intelligencer
(link currently broken; awaiting updated info from website)
King - Seattle
Seattle Republican
1900 - 1913
Free
Library of Congress
King - Seattle
Seattle Star
1899 - 1910
Free
Library of Congress
King - Seattle
Seattle Times
1990 - present
Free Seattle Times
King - Seattle
Seattle Weekly Gazette
1864 - 1866
Free Washington Secretary of State
King - Seattle University of Washington (Seattle) Daily
1967 - 1968
Free University of Washington Student Newspapers Archive
King - Seattle
Washington Gazette
1863 Free Washington Secretary of State
Kittitas - Ellensburg
Ellensburg Daily Record
 1854 - 2005
Free Google News Archive
Lewis - Centralia
Centralia Chronicle
1890
1901
$
Ancestry
Lewis - Centralia
Centralia Chronicle
1889 - 1902
1890 - 1908
$
NewspaperARCHIVE
Lewis - Centralia Centralia Chronicle Advertiser
1935 - 1937
$
Ancestry
Lewis - Centralia Centralia Chronicle Advertiser
1935 - 1937
$ NewspaperARCHIVE
Lewis - Centralia
Centralia Daily Chronicle
1908 - 1941
1919
$
NewspaperARCHIVE
Lewis - Centralia Centralia Daily
Chronicle-Examiner

1913 - 1915
$
NewspaperARCHIVE
Lewis - Centralia Centralia News Examiner
1904 - 1916
$
NewspaperARCHIVE
Lewis - Centralia Centralia Weekly Chronicle
1910 - 1912
$
NewspaperARCHIVE
Lewis - Centralia
Daily Centralia
Chronicle-Examiner

1913
$
NewspaperARCHIVE
Lewis - Centralia Daily Chronicle
1941 - 1947
1950 - 1977
$
Ancestry
Lewis - Centralia
Daily Chronicle
1941 - 1977
$
NewspaperARCHIVE
Lewis - Chehalis
Chehalis Bee-Nugget
1921 - 1938
$
Ancestry
Mason - Allyn
Allyn Times
1889 - 1891
Free
Google News Archive
Mason - Belfair
Belfair Herald
2008 - 2009
$ NewspaperARCHIVE
Pend Orielle - Newport Newport Miner 1899 - 1922 Free Library of Congress
Pierce - Steilacoom
Puget Sound Courier
1855 - 1856
Free Washington Secretary of State
Pierce - Steilacoom Puget Sound Herald
1858 - 1864
Free Washington Secretary of State
Pierce - Steilacoom Truth Teller
1858
Free Washington Secretary of State
Pierce - Tacoma
Tacoma Daily News
1890 - 1898
$
GenealogyBank
Pierce - Tacoma
Tacoma Times
1903 - 1918
Free
Library of Congress
Pierce - Tacoma
University of Washington
(Tacoma) Independent

1993 - 1996
Free University of Washington Student Newspapers Archive
Pierce - Tacoma University of Washington (Tacoma) Ledger
1996 - 2005
Free
University of Washington Student Newspapers Archive
San Juan - Friday Harbor
Islander
1891 - 1898
Free
Library of Congress
San Juan - Friday Harbor
San Juan Islander
1898 - 1914
Free
Library of Congress
Skagit - Edison
Industrial Freedom
1898 - 1901
Free
Library of Congress
Skagit - La Conner Puget Sound Mail
1879 - 1884
Free
Washington Secretary of State
Snohomish - Arlington
Arlington Times
1945
1954
1957 - 1958
1960
1962
1975
1982
1994
2002 - 2009
Free
Google News Archive
(SmallTownPapers)
Snohomish - Arlington
Arlington Times
2005 - 2009
$ NewspaperARCHIVE
Snohomish  - Everett
Co-operative News
1917 - 1918
Free
Library of Congress
Snohomish  - Everett
Commonwealth
1911 - 1914
Free
Library of Congress
Snohomish  - Everett
Northwest Worker
1915 - 1917
Free
Library of Congress
Snohomish  - Everett
Washington Socialist
1914 - 1915
Free
Library of Congress
Snohomish - Snohomish
Northern Star
1876 - 1879
Free Washington Secretary of State
Spokane - Spokane Spokane Daily Chronicle
1884 - 1930
Free
Google News Archive
Spokane - Spokane
Spokane Falls Review
1883 - 1890
Free Washington Secretary of State
Spokane - Spokane
Spokane Times
1879 - 1882
Free Washington Secretary of State
Spokane - Spokane
Spokesman-Review 1893 - 2007
Free
Google News Archive
Spokane - Spokane
Washington Farmer
1914
Free Library of Congress
Stevens - Colville
Colville Examiner
1907 - 1922
Free
Library of Congress
Thurston - Olympia
Columbia
1852 - 1853
Free
Washington Secretary of State
Thurston - Olympia
Morning Olympian
1891 - 1922
$
GenealogyBank
Thurston - Olympia
Olympia Record
1902 - 1923
$ GenealogyBank
Thurston - Olympia Pioneer and Democrat
1854 - 1861
Free
 Washington Secretary of State
Thurston - Olympia
Washington Pioneer
1853 - 1854
Free
Washington Secretary of State
Wahkiakum - Cathlamet
Cathlamet Wahkiakum County Eagle
2008 $
NewspaperARCHIVE
Walla Walla - Walla Walla Evening Statesman 1903 - 1910 Free Library of Congress
Walla Walla - Walla Walla
Walla Walla Statesman
1864 - 1884
Free
Washington Secretary of State
Walla Walla - Walla Walla
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
1869
1945 - 1954
1956 - 1957
1965 - 1971
1973 - 1974
1977
$
Ancestry
Walla Walla - Walla Walla
Walla Wallop
1944 - 1946
Free
Port of Walla Walla
Walla Walla - Walla Walla
Washington Stateman
1861 - 1864
Free
Washington Secretary of State
Whatcom - Bellingham
Bellingham Herald
1903 - 1922
$
GenealogyBank
Whatcom - Lynden Lynden Pioneer Press
1888 - 1890
Free Washington Secretary of State
Whatcom - Lynden Lynden Tribune 1908 - 1922 Free Library of Congress
Whitman - Colfax
Colfax Gazette
1900 - 1912
Free
Library of Congress
Whitman - Palouse
Boomerang! 2005 - 2009
$
NewspaperARCHIVE
Whitman - Pullman
Pullman Herald
1888 - 1922
Free
Library of Congress
Yakima - Yakima (North Yakima)
Ranch
1894 Free
Library of Congress
Yakima - Yakima (North Yakima)
Ranche and Range
1897 - 1902
Free
Library of Congress
Yakima - Yakima
Yakima Herald 1893 - 1912
Free
Library of Congress
Yakima - Yakima
Yakima Herald
1889 - 1892
Free
Washington Secretary of State






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