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US Newspaper Archives & Indexes (usually older, local, sometimes very specialized):

These are the ones your local library used to keep in a card catalog, but have since automated. This list also includes projects with searchable, digitized images of the papers. To find indexes as of 1979 and 1977, see:
1. The Lathrop Report on Newspaper Indexes : an illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States & Canada / compiled and edited by Norman M. Lathrop, Mary Lou Lathrop. 1979-1980 ed. Wooster, Ohio : Norman Lathrop Enterprises, c1979- 1 v. (loose-leaf) ; 30 cm. CALL NUMBER: Z6293.L37 1979
2. Newspaper Indexes : a location and subject guide for researchers / by Anita Cheek Milner. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, c1977. CALL NUMBER: Z6951.M635
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  General lists Full
  ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers Yes
  National, State & Local Newspaper Archives (Xooxle) Yes
  PreWar Japanese American Newspapers Yes
Map/Timeline of the following table (Under construction)
State City Newspaper Archive Dates Full
AZ Tucson Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
CA   California Digital Newspaper Collection   Yes
  Los Angeles Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
  San Francisco Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
DC   Washington Afro American   Yes
FL Jacksonville Florida Times Union Index 1986-1997 No
GA   Digital Library of Georgia. Newspapers   Yes
  New Echota Cherokee Phoenix 1828-1833. Yes
HI   Hawaii Newspaper Index 1989- No
    Index to the Honolulu Advertiser & Star Bulletin 1929-1969 No
    Honolulu Star Advertiser Mar 18, 1996-Jun 6, 2010 Yes
IA Des Moines Des Moines Register Index 9/1965-6/1976 No
IL Chicago Chicago Tribune 1870s-1980s. Scattered sample pages only. Yes
KY   Kentucky Digital Library   Yes
MA   Massachusetts Newspapers    
  Concord Newspapers Up to the Civil War 1816-1862 Yes
  Edgartown Vineyard Gazette 1850-1863, Marriage Index No
  Edgartown Vineyard Gazette, A-K, L-Z 1884-1939, Marriage & Deaths No
  Edgartown Vineyard Gazette 1850-1875, Deaths No
MD   Maryland Online Historical Newspapers Summary   Yes
  Baltimore Afro American   Yes
  Annapolis The Crutch 1864-5/1865 Yes
  Annapolis Maryland Gazette (scroll down) 12/1728-7/1729, 1745-1839 Yes
MI   Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal   Yes
    Michigan Online Historical Newspapers   Yes
  Detroit Detroit News Index Cards   No
MN   Minnesota newspapers   Yes
MO   Missouri newspapers Browse or Search   Yes
MT Bozeman Bozeman Daily Chronicle 1987-2007, Montana articles only No
  Great Falls Great Falls Tribune 1987-2006, Montana articles only No
NC   North Carolina Newspapers   Yes
NJ   South Jersey (Atlantic County) 1860-1923 (approx.) Yes
  Middlebush Franklin Township newspapers 1948-1978 (approx.) Available only at the Franklin Township Library, NJ. No
  Red Bank Red Bank Register 1878-1991 Yes
NY   New York State Historic Newspapers   Yes
    Hudson River Valley Historical Newspapers   Yes
    Old Fulton Newspaper Collection Search
  Brooklyn Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1955 Yes
  Long Island Suffolk Historic Newspapers   Yes
  New York New York Journal and Related Titles 1896-1899 Yes
  New York New York Times $. Pre-1923 and post-1980 articles free. Yes
  New York New York Tribune Index from the Library of Congress 1875-1906 No
OH Cleveland Cleveland Herald   No
  Cleveland Cleveland Press   No
  Cleveland Plain Dealer   No
OK   Gateway to Oklahoma History   Yes
OR   Historic Oregon Newspapers. University of Oregon   Yes
    Oregon Index 1974-2004. No
  Hillsboro The Rural Tribune   Yes
  Portland Oregonian 1852-1987 No
  Eugene Register Guard 1963- No
PA Philadelphia Philadelphia Press 1898-1912 No
  Franklin Valley of the Shadow 1859-1870. Selected articles. Transcribed text. Yes
TN   Tennessee Newspaper Obituary Indexes in Public Libraries A list. No
TX   The Portal to Texas History   Yes
  El Paso Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
UT   Utah Digital Newspapers   Yes
VA Alexandria Alexandria Gazette 1785-1788, July 25 1854-Dec 31, 1855, May 3 1860-Jan 20 1865 No
  Arlington Arlington County Record 1932-1933 No
  Charlottesville Charlottesville Reflector 1933-1935. Selected articles. Transcribed text. Yes
  Fairfax Fairfax City Times 1961-1968 No
  Fairfax Fairfax County Independent 1929-1932 No
  Fairfax Fairfax Herald 1886-1973 No
  Fairfax Fairfax News 1872-1875. Includes original image. Yes
  Fairfax Fairfax News-Herndon Observer 1925-1943 No
  Fairfax? Local News 1861-1862 No
  Fairfax? Rambler, Washington Star 1912-1928. Includes transcribed text. Yes
  Petersburg Petersburg Public Library Newspaper Index 1797-1877 No
  Reston Reston Times 1965-1991 & 2000 No
  Richmond Richmond News Leader 1940's-1985 No
  Richmond Richmond Planet 1890-1934. Selected articles. Transcribed text. Yes
  Richmond Richmond Daily Dispatch 1860-1865 Yes
  Richmond Richmond Times Dispatch 1940's-1985 No
  Staunton Valley of the shadow 1857-1870. Selected articles. Transcribed text. Yes
  Williamsburg Virginia Gazette 1736-1780 Yes
VT Burlington Burlington Free Press 1984-May 2009 No
  Rutland Rutland Herald 1984-April 2009 No
WA   Washington Historic Newspapers   Yes
  Seattle Seattle Magazines & Newspapers   Yes
WI   Milwaukee Journal and Sentinel 1910- Yes
WY   Wyoming Newspapers   Yes


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Morgues (US):

See also:

1. Newspaper Libraries in the U.S. and Canada : an SLA Directory / Elizabeth L. Anderson, Editor. New York: Special Libraries Association, c1980. CALL NUMBER: Z675.N4S63 1980

2. Newspaper Photograph Morgues (Prints and Photographs Division)

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State City Newspaper Archive Dates
CA San Bernardino San Bernardino County Sun donated its paper archives to San Bernardino County Historical Archives and Cal State San Bernardino's John M. Pfau Library, 909-890-1713.  
  San Francisco San Francisco Examiner (1888-1956) paper archive is at the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, California.  
DC Washington Washington Afro-American. The paper archive is located at the Afro-American headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.  
  Washington Washington Star photo archive is in the Martin Luther King Library's Washingtoniana Section (DC Public Library)  
MA Boston Boston University's Beebe Communications Library houses a collection of newspaper clippings from the late 1800s to the early 1980s, most or all of which once belonged to the Boston Herald's library.  
  Boston Boston Public Library's Print Department owns the Boston Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue.  
MD Baltimore Afro-American. The paper archive is located at the Afro-American headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.  
MI   Article about the Ann Arbor News archive.  
NJ   The Newark Evening News morgue is at the New Jersey Archives.  
NY New York New York Herald Tribune morgue is at the Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. 1925-1966
  New York New York Journal American The photographic morgue is held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The Center also holds a nearly complete set of microfilm for the paper. The clippings morgue is held across campus at the Briscoe Center for American History. 1900-1966
  New York New York Times morgue is at the Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. 1910-1989
OH Cleveland The Cleveland Press Collection (morgue) is at Cleveland State University.  
  Dayton The Dayton Daily News (morgue) is at Wright State University.  
PA Philadelphia Daily News clipping files are at the Urban Archives, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. 1958-1962
  Philadelphia Philadelphia Bulletin index is at the Urban Archives, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. 1908-1975
  Philadelphia Philadelphia Bulletin clipping files are at the Urban Archives, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. 1900-Jan, 1982
  Philadelphia Philadelphia Record is at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania photographs ca.1900-1946 clippings 1918-1950
TN Nashville The Nashville Banner morgue (clippings and photos) is at the Nashville Public Library  

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International Newspaper Archives.

    General lists   Full
    ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers   Yes
    Newspapers Around the World on the Internet (British Library)   Yes
    Digital Library of the Caribbean Includes some extensive runs of Caribbean newspapers.   Yes
Country Place Newspaper Archive/Service Approximate Dates Full
Australia   Australian Newspapers 1803- Yes
Austria Vienna Weiner Zeitung 1703- Yes
Belgium   Belgica   Yes
Canada British Columbia British Columbia Historical Newspapers   Yes
Canada Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Online   Yes
Canada Toronto Star 1894- Yes
Croatia   Croatian historic newspapers   Yes
Estonia   Estonian Newspapers   Yes
Finland   Historical Newspaper Library   Yes
France   Gallica. Presse et revues   Yes
Germany   ZEFYS   Yes
Germany   Joseph McGarrity Newspapers   Yes
Great Britain   Welsh Newspapers Online   Yes
Ireland   Irish Newspaper Archives   Yes
Ireland   Joseph McGarrity Newspapers   Yes
Ireland Dublin Irish Times 1859- Yes
Japan   Japan News   Yes
Mexico   Hemeroteca Nacional Digital de Mexico (HNDM)   Yes
  Sonora Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
New Zealand   Papers Past   Yes
Spain   Biblioteca Virtual   Yes
Spain   Hemeroteca Digital   Yes
Switzerland   l'Express   Yes
Switzerland   l'Impartial   Yes
Switzerland   Le Temps Archives Historiques (Journal de Genève, Gazette de Lausanne)   Yes
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