Audience-Based Newspapers

Abolitionist -- Agriculture -- Alternative/Underground -- Campaign -- College/Student -- Communism -- Entertainment -- LGBT -- Labor -- Military -- Native American -- Religious -- Women/Feminism

Instructions for requesting microfilm in Lamont.  The Microfilm Collection is not open access and must be paged.

Abolitionist

Antislavery newspapers and periodicals. 5 vols. Indexes about 40,000 published letters. Correspondence sections comprised around one fifth of the contents of anti-slavery periodicals. Letters listed in chronological order under each periodical, with brief summaries. Index of correspondents.
LOCATION: Widener: WID-LC AI3.B55

  • Vol. I: 1817-1845
    • Philanthropists
    • Emancipator
    • Genius of Universal Emancipation
    • Abolition Intelligencer
    • African Observer
    • Liberator
  • Volume II: 1835-1865
    • Liberator
    • Anti-Slavery Record
    • Human Rights
    • Observer
  • Volume III: 1836-1854
    • Friend of Man
    • Pennsylvania Freeman
    • Advocate of Freedom
    • American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter
  • Volume IV: 1840-1860 and Volume V: 1861-1871
    • National Anti-Slavery Standard

Slavery and Anti-slavery: A Transnational Archive includes many abolitionist newspapers.

Agriculture

Farm, Field & Fireside: Agricultural Newspaper Collection (1856-1981)

Alternative/Underground

Alt-Press Watch (1995- ) is a full text database of the newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.

Independent Voices provides over 1,000 titles of the independent alternative press of the 60s-80s. Many papers are still only available at Harvard via microfilm collections, below.

Rock and roll, counterculture, peace and protest (1950-1975).  Choose Document Type: Underground Press to see titles.

The Sixties :primary documents and personal narratives 1960-1974

Microfilm

The following microfilm sets contain hundreds of U.S. and British alternative / underground newspapers from the era 1963-1985. No indexing is available.

To find out if your newspaper is in one of these four collections, search the title in the UIUC Library Newspaper Database.  Find the reel number by consulting the printed guides (call number preceded by “INDEX”).

Preserving the U.S. Underground and Alternative Press of the 1960s and '70s: History, Prospects, and Microform Sources. Appendix B offers a list of the publications in the original. Underground newspaper collection and the Hoover and Missouri supplements, but not the Alternative Press Center supplement.

Underground newspaper collection 476 microfilm reels [1963-1985]
Microforms (Lamont) | Film S 4044
Microforms (Lamont) | INDEX Film S 4044
Online list
HOLLIS Record
Individual titles have HOLLIS records but with CRL location only. Reel and item number are given.

Hoover Institution supplement to the Underground newspaper collection. 16 microfilm reels
Microforms (Lamont) | Film S 953.5
Microforms (Lamont) | INDEX Film S 953.5 = Guide
HOLLIS Record
Individual titles DO NOT have HOLLIS records

Underground press collection. Alternative Press Center supplement. 320 microfilm reels
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 902
Microforms (Lamont) | INDEX Film A 902 =guide
Lamont REFERENCE READY REF INDEX Film S 953.6
HOLLIS Record
Individual titles DO NOT have HOLLIS records

Alternative press collection. Microfilm] 1986-<2015>
Microforms (Lamont)  |  Film S 4044
Microforms (Lamont)  |  Index Film S 4044
HOLLIS Record

UMC Library underground newspaper collection. University of Missouri, Columbia. 9 microfilm reels.
Microforms (Lamont)  Film S 953.6Microforms (Lamont) INDEX Film S 953.6 [= Guide ]
HOLLIS Record

For Britain:
Underground and alternative press in Britain.
Microforms (Lamont) | Film S 1403
Microforms (Lamont) | Microfiche S 65 Guides issued as separate printed vols. have call no: INDEX Microfiche S65 
HOLLIS Record

The Left in Britain. Microfilm reels & Microfiche.
HOLLIS Record

The Underground and alternative press in Britain. Microfilm.
HOLLIS Record

British contemporary press. Microfilm.
HOLLIS Record

Campaign

Illustrated Civil War newspapers and magazines. Full text. Includes campaign newspapers for 1860, 1864.

College/Student

Collegiate Chronicle aggregates US student newspapers.

To search for articles in the Harvard Crimson Online Archives (1873- ), or go to Google Advanced Search.  Put your terms (you may include a year) in the appropriate search box, and put  - thecrimson.com - in the Site or Domain box.

Communism

Proquest historical newspapers. Communist historical newspaper collection  -- People's weekly world (1990-2013) -- Sunday worker (1936-1958) -- The toiler (1919-1922) -- The worker (1922-1924) -- The worker (1958-1968).

Entertainment

American Popular Entertainment collection (1853-1929) (Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections) contains newspapers and trade journals published for the entertainment industry. Titles Currently Available:

New York Clipper 7 May 1853 - 12 July 1924 (3605 issues)
Player 8 December 1911 - 21 November 1913 (102 issues)
Vaudeville News 16 April 1920 - 8 June 1929 (286 issues)

Labor

Littauer Library Slichter Industrial Relations Collection preservation microfilm project: Pamphlets and Newspapers

The Boston Public Library has a collection of labor newspapers, largely Massachusetts and New York, on microfilm.

LGBT

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 includes Lesbian Herstory Archives and other newspapers

Bay Area Reporter Complete Archives 1971-2005 (San Francisco)

LGBT Life with Full Text includes newspapers.

"News on the Margins: Surfacing Marginalized Voices in the Newspaper Collections of Libraries, Archives, and Museums" Appendix E: Open Digital and Digitized Newspapers offers lists of open access LGBT newspapers

Military

America and World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers (Accessible Archives)

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918 to 1919

Stars and Stripes Publication History

Several editions are available via Access Newspaper Archive (European ed. and Pacific ed. 1948-1999; several for the WWII era).  To search an individual edition, you must specify country, state, city of publication at the bottom of the Advanced Search page.  Find this information here: At bottom: Browse available papers. Select desired paper. Resulting page gives Country State and City needed to limit search to Stars and Stripes.

Native American

Microfilm

Periodicals by and about American Indians. Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, 2009? 82 microfilm reels
Microforms (Lamont) Film A 1435
Microforms (Lamont) INDEX Film A 1435 = guide
Online guide
--Ephemeral periodicals (mimeographed news-sheets, offset tabloids, and, occasionally newspapers) often from short-lived presses and circulated hand to hand. Most originate with Indian groups, some are missionary society or federal publications, U.S. and Canadian.
--Reels 1-47 contain files through 1972 or 1973; reels 48-82 contain updates for 1973-1981 issues grouped by year and numbered on container labels as reels 73-1, 73-2, 73-3, 74-1, 74-2, etc.

American Indian periodicals in the Princeton University Library. NY: Clearwater Pub. Co., 1981-1983. 2690 microfiches.
Microforms (Lamont) | Microfiche W 5299
Microforms (Lamont) | INDEX Microfiche W 5299 = shelflist
Microforms (Lamont) | Harvard Depository | Film W 23793
Online guide

American Indian periodicals from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1884-1981. 13 microfilm reels.
Microforms (Lamont) | Film A 938
Online guide

Contemporary newspapers of the North American Indian / [a Bell & Howell product prepared in cooperation with the American Indian Press Association and the Huntington Free Library of the Museum of the American Indian]. Wooster, Ohio : Micro Photo Division, Bell & Howell, [1974?] 18 reels & guide (67 leaves.)
Tozzer | Microfilm | N.A.ETH. B 412 c
--Includes nearly 50 newspapers, 1924-1973. 

Religious

Mormon newspapers, nineteenth century. 1 microfilm reel ;
Microforms (Lamont) | Harvard Depository | Film W 24019
HOLLIS Record with Contents list

Women

Women’s Suffrage Collection (Accessible Archives), 1849-1913

Microfilm

Herstory: microfilm collection (90 reels)
Microforms (Lamont) Film S 1023
Online Guide
--Over 800 periodicals from the International Women’s History Periodical Archive

Herstory : microfilm collection. Table of contents and Supplementary Set
Berkeley, Calif.: Women’s History Library; Wooster, Ohio: Micro Photo, 1972, xiv, 136 p.; Addenda, 2 vol., 1976.
HOLLIS Record (Table of contents)
HOLLIS Record (Supplementary Set)

Described in:
The Women's History Research Center Collections: Access and Utility. Serials Review, 01 October 1979, Vol.5(4), p.39-44
Online Version