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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:
The Lathrop Report on Newspaper Indexes : an illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States & Canada / compiled and edited by Norman M. Lathrop, Mary Lou Lathrop. 1979-1980 ed.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
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
  U.S. News Archives on the Web Yes
State City Newspaper Archive Dates Full
CA Los Angeles Los Angeles Times (Indexes are at the bottom of the list.) 1881-1889, Letters to Editor only. No
FL Jacksonville Jacksonville Times Union 1986-1997 No
MA   Massachusetts Newspaper Indexes    
  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
MO   (Missouri) Active Paper Reader   Yes
    Columbia Missourian 1929, 1966-1985 Yes
    Palladium April, 1907 Yes
    Missouri Republican July, 1865 Yes
  St. Louis St. Louis Christian Advocate 1857-1879 Yes
  St. Louis St. Louis Globe Democrat 1875 Yes
    Daily Evening Herald June-November, 1835 Yes
    Far West August-October, 1836 Yes
    Liberty Weekly Tribune December, 1846-May, 1883 Yes
    Liberty Banner March 1844 Yes
    Independent December, 1894-May, 1905 Yes
    Hannibal Courier October, 1935; August, 1988 Yes
MT Bozeman Bozeman Daily Chronicle 1987- , Montana articles only No
  Great Falls Great Falls Tribune 1987- , Montana articles only No
NJ   South Jersey (Atlantic County) 1860-1923 Yes
NY   Northern New York Historical Newspapers 1842-2004. Yes
  Brooklyn Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1902. Yes
  New York New York Times 1851-1922 and 1987-present, no charge. There are charges for some material between 1923-1986. Yes
  New York New York Tribune Index from the Library of Congress 1875-1884, 1895 No
  New York Freedoms Journal March1827-March1829 Yes
  Oneida Indian Country Today (scroll down) 1996-  
OH   African-American Experience in Ohio (selected articles) 1843-1923 Yes
  Cleveland Cleveland Press 1976- , Obituaries  
  Cleveland Plain Dealer 1983-6/1999
1976- , Obituaries
OK Tahlequah Cherokee Advocate 18'70s  
OR   Oregon Indexes. University of Oregon    
    Oregon Index (newspaper & magazine articles about Oregon) 1985-(2 months ago), Oregon articles only No
  Eugene Register Guard 1963- No
PA Philadelphia Philadelphia Press 1898-1912 No
  Franklin Valley of the Shadow 1859-1870  
SD   South Dakota Newspaper Indexes    
TN   Tennessee Newspaper Obituary Indexes    
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 (selected articles) 1933-1935 (selected issues)  
  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 No
  Fairfax Fairfax News-Herndon Observer 1925-1943 No
  Fairfax? Local News 1861-1862 No
  Fairfax? Rambler, Washington Star 1912-1928 No
  Petersburg Petersburg Public Library Newspaper Index 1797-1977 No
  Reston Reston Times 1965-72, 1975-77, 1981-82, 1985 & 2000 No
  Richmond Richmond Enquirer 1804-1860, Marriages No
  Richmond Richmond News Leader 1940's-1985  
  Richmond Richmond Planet (selected articles) 1890-1935 (selected issues)  
  Richmond Richmond Daily Dispatch 1860-1865 Yes
  Richmond Richmond Times Dispatch 1940's-1985  
  Richmond Richmond Visitor 1809-1810, Marriages  
  Staunton Valley of the shadow (Selected articles) 1857-1870  
  Williamsburg Virginia Gazette 1736-1780  
VT Burlington Burlington Free Press 1984-  
  Rutland Rutland Herald 1984-  


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Morgues (US):

See also:

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

List of American Newspaper Potograph Morgues

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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 paper archive (morgue) is at Bowie State, Bowie, Maryland.  
  Washington Washington Star paper archive (morgue) is in the Martin Luther King Library's Washigtoniana Section (DC Public Library)  
IL Chicago We hope that the paper archives of the Chicago Tribune are still at Cantigny, Wheaton, Ill., the estate of Robert R. McCormick, now a museum.  
NJ   The Newark Evening News morgue is at the New Jersey Archives.  
NY   New York Newspaper Morgues, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin includes:  
  New York New York Herald Tribune 1925-1966s
  New York New York Journal American 1900-1966
  New York New York Times 1910-1989
  New York New York Times Article about its morgues  
OH Cleveland The Cleveland Press Collection (morgue) is at Cleveland State University  
PA   The Urban Archives at Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, has:  
  Philadelphia Daily News clipping files. 1958-1962
  Philadelphia Philadelphia Bulletin index. 1908-1975
  Philadelphia Philadelphia Bulletin clipping files. 1900-Jan, 1982
  Philadelphia Philadelphia Record is at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania photographs ca.1900-1946 clippings 1918-1950

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International Newspaper Archives.

    General lists   Full
    ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers   Yes
    International News Archives on the Web   Yes
Country City Newspaper Archive/Service Dates Full
Australia   Australian Newspapers beta 1803-1945 Yes
Canada Toronto Star 1945 Yes
France   La presse quotidienne dans Gallica   Yes
GB Glasgow Scotsman 1817-1950  
Greece   Greek Newspapers 1800-2000  
Ireland Dublin Irish Times 1859- Yes
Poland   Dziennik Zwiazkow 1908-1917 Yes
Russia   Siberian Newspapers   Yes
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