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Newspapers: Historical and Current

NMU Holdings

Search only newspapers and other news sources from the United States at this link.

Northern currently subscribes to the following newspapers. Some are print (kept in current periodicals). The hotlinks will take you to our online subscriptions or free access.

The NMU Archives has microfilm copies of local and regional newspapers dating back to the 1800s.

Online Collections, Current and Historical

While you can navigate through to Michigan on these websites, here they are quickly linked here for you. Each of these links will have a newspaper that is missed in another--there is no one, complete source, which is why several are listed here.



  • Central Michigan University has a Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal (some will be repeated elsewhere in these links).
  • Wikipedia (links to the newspapers for Michigan, but if you want to start at the top of that page, click here). This is a large, international list that includes links to additional collections.
  • Chronicling America, from the Library of Congress. Search the years 1836 to 1922.
  • Old Fulton New York Postcards Don't let this name put you off. Over 43 million pages digitized (many links off the Wikipedia page take you here but it's a good source to start with by itself).
  • ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers. Links to free and subscription newspapers. Contains newspapers dating back to the 1600s.
  • U.S. Newspaper Program. This is a national effort among the states and the federal government to locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present. Select a particular state from the list for the links to the organization within that state.

College and University/Student Newspapers

The same rules apply for these listings: no one source has it all. A search in any search engine for newspaper and whatever college you are looking for will work, too.

Are we missing a link to something? Let us know.

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