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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 The Lathrop Report on Newspaper Indexes : an illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States & Canada / compiled and edited by Norman M. Lathrop, Mary Lou Lathrop. 1979-1980 ed.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
Text?
  Historical Newspapers Online (UPenn) Yes
  ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers Yes
  U.S. News Archives on the Web. No
 
Map/Timeline of the following table (Under construction)
State City Newspaper Archive Dates Full
Text?
AZ Tucson Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
CA   California Digital Newspaper Collection   Yes
  Los Angeles Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
  Los Angeles Los Angeles Times.(Indexes are at the bottom of the list.) 1881-1889, Letters to Editor only. No
  San Francisco Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
FL Jacksonville Florida Times Union Index 1986-1997 No
GA   Digital Library of Georgia
Newspapers
  Yes
HI   Hawaii Newspaper Index   No
IL Chicago Dziennik Zwiazkow 1908-1917 Yes
    Chicago Tribune 1880s-1940s. 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 Annapolis The Crutch 1864-1865 Yes
  Annapolis Maryland Gazette (scroll down) 12/1728-7/1729, 1745-1839 Yes
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   NC Newspaper Digitization Project   Yes
    NC Newspapers   Yes
NJ   South Jersey (Atlantic County) 1860-1923 (approx.) Yes
  Middlebush Franklin Township newspapers 1948-1978 (approx.) Yes
  Red Bank Red Bank Register 1878-1991 Yes
NY   New York State Historical Newspapers   Yes
    Hudson River Valley Historical Newspapers   Yes
    Northern New York Historical Newspapers   Yes
    Old Fulton Newspaper Collection Search
Browse
Yes
  Brooklyn Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1902 Yes
  Long Island Suffolk Historic Newspapers   Yes
  New York New York Times $. Pre-1923 and post-1986 articles free. Yes
  New York New York Tribune Index from the Library of Congress 1875-1906 No
  New York Freedom's Journal March, 1827-March, 1829 Yes
OH   African-American Experience in Ohio (selected articles) 1843-1923 Yes
  Cleveland Cleveland Press 1976- , Obituaries No
  Cleveland Plain Dealer 1983-6/1999
1976- , Obituaries
No
OK   Gateway to Oklahoma History   Yes
OR   Finding Articles in Oregon Newspapers. University of Oregon    
    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 Inquirer. Civil War Archive 1860-1965 Yes
    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 1965-1987 & 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
WY   Wyoming Newspaper Project   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 Francisco San Francisco Examiner (1888-1956) paper archive is at the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, California.  
DC Washington Washington Afro-American online archive (morgue). The paper collection is located at the Afro-American headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.  
  Washington Washington Star photo archive is in the Martin Luther King Library's Washigtoniana 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 online archive (morgue). The paper collection 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
Text?
    ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers   Yes
    International News Archives on the Web   Yes
    Digital Library of the Caribbean Includes some extensive runs of Caribbean newspapers.   Yes
       
Country Place Newspaper Archive/Service Approximate Dates Full
Text?
Australia   Australian Newspapers 1803-1995 Yes
Austria Vienna Weiner Zeitung 1704-1939 Yes
Belgium   Belgica   Yes
Canada British Columbia British Columbia Historical Newspapers   Yes
Canada Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Online   Yes
Canada Toronto Star 1945 Yes
Croatia   Croatian historic newspapers   Yes
Estonia   Estonian Newspapers   Yes
Finland   Historical Newspaper Library   Yes
France   Gallica Presse et revues (scroll down)   Yes
Ireland   Irish Newspaper Archives   Yes
Ireland Dublin Irish Times 1859- Yes
Mexico   Hemeroteca Nacional Digital de Mexico (HNDM)   Yes
    Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press   Yes
New Zealand   Paperspast   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, Nouveau Quotidien)   Yes
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