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National History Day: Newspapers & Magazines

Finding Historical Newspaper Articles

Newspaper articles written at or near the time an event occurred by someone with first-hand knowledge of what happened can be a great source of primary material. Careful! Newspaper articles are not always primary source. Ask if you are not certain

Browsing Historical Magazines

Sometimes it is helpful to browse magazines by year to see what events took place, what topics were of interest, as well as note the advertisements for products of the time. The lower level of the Library contains the periodicals collection. Below are a few samples of the many you will find. Click the titles of the magazines to locate them in the Library.