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Colonial and Early American Newspapers

Colonial and Early American Newspapers

Most of the newspapers on this list are on microfilm; these are shelved alphabetically by title in the newspaper microfilm section in Rivera Periodicals (located in the basement). Call numbers are given for the few newspapers that are in paper or microprint. Microfilm and microprint readers and reader/printers are located nearby. The Copy Center can help you use the machines and can also make copies from both microfilm and microprint.

American Mercury (Hartford, Conn.)
AN1 C68A58 Microprint: 1784-1820

Aurora, General Advertiser (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Microfilm: 1790 (Oct -Dec only)
1791-1812

Boston Chronicle (Boston, Mass.)
AN1 M37M37 Microprint: Dec 21, 1767 Jun 25, 1770

Boston Evening Post (Boston, Mass.)
Microfilm: 1735 (Aug 18 Dec only)
1736-74
1775 (Jan - Apr 24 only)

Boston Gazette (Boston, Mass.)
Microfilm: 1719 (Dec 21 only)
1720-97
1798 (Jan Sep 17 only)

Boston News Letter (Boston, Mass.)
Microfilm: 1704-88

Censor (Boston, Mass.)
AN1 M37M37 Microprint: 1771-72

Connecticut Courant (Hartford, Conn.)
Microfilm: 1764 (Oct Dec only)
1765-1820

Essex Gazette (Salem, Mass)
AN1 M37N42 Microprint: 1768-1775

Essex Journal and New Hampshire Packet (Newbury, Mass.)
AN1 M37E77
Microprint: 1773 (Dec 4 only)
1774-1776
1777 (Jan Feb 13 only)
1784 (Jul 9 Dec only)
1785 1793
1794 (Jan Mar only)

Harrisburg Newspapers (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Microfilm: 1793 1865. These 49 individual newspaper titles are shelved together in the microfilmed newspaper section under the title "Harrisburg newspapers".

Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, Ky.)
Microfilm: 1787 (Aug 18 Dec only)
1788-1806
1809

Maryland Gazette (Annapolis, Maryland)
Microfilm: 1745 (Jan 17 - Dec only)
1746-1838
1839 (Jan Dec 12 only)

Massachusetts Gazette (Salem, Mass.)
AN1 M37M35 Microprint: 1781 (Oct 18 Dec only)
1782-88

Massachusetts Spy (Boston, Mass.)
AN1 M37M37
Microprint: 1770-75
AN1 M37M371
Microprint: 1775 (May 3 - Dec only)
1776-1820

New England Chronicle (Cambridge, Mass.)
AN1 M37N42
Microprint: 1775 (Jun 22 Dec only)
1776 (Jan Apr 4 only)

New England Courant (Boston, Mass.)
Microfilm: 1721 (Nov 27 Dec only)
1722-25
1726 (Jan Jun 4 only)

New Haven Gazette and the Connecticut Magazine
AP2 A1 APSI (reel 20)
Microfilm: 1786-88 (part of the American Periodical Series)

New Jersey Journal (Chatham, New Jersey)
Microfilm: 1779 (Feb 16 Dec only)
1780 82
1783 (Jan Sep 10 only)

New York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury (Hugh Gaine)
Microfilm: 1752-83

New York Gazette (William Bradford)
Microfilm: 1726-41
1744

New York Gazette, or the Weekly Post-Boy (New York, New York)
Microfilm: 1746 (Feb 2, Mar 2 Dec only)
1747-62
1764-68
1770-73 (incomplete)

New York Weekly Journal (New York, NY)
Microfilm: 1733 (Nov 5 - Dec only)
1734-50
1751 (Jan Mar 18 only)

Newport Mercury (Newport, RI)
Microfilm: 1782-83
1824 (Jan Aug 21 only)
1830 1900
1901 (Jan Aug 3 only)

Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia, Pa.)
AN1 P45P46
Microfilm: 1728-1815
AN1 P45P46
Paper reprint: 1728-1789
Full-text - CD-ROM Network Library access only - print or save multiple records NO E-mail

Pennsylvania Journal (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Microfilm: 1742-93

Pittsburgh Gazette, (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Microfilm: 1786 (Aug 17 Dec only)
1787-89
1790 (Jan May 8 only)
1793 (Jan 19 Dec only)
1794 1800
1801 (Jan Dec 4 only)

Political Intelligencer and New Jersey Advertiser (New Brunswick, NJ)
Microfilm: 1783 (Oct 14 -Dec only)
1784-85
1786 (Jan May 3 only)

United States Gazette for the Country (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Microfilm: 1801 (Aug 10- Dec only)
1802-1810
1812 (Apr Dec only)
1813-1823
1824-37
1838 (Jan Nov 10 only)

United States Gazette (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Microfilm: 1789 (Apr 15-Dec only)
1790-1811
1812 (Jan June only)
1813
1814 (Aug 16-Dec only)
1815-1820
1820-30
1833
1834 (Jan Nov only)
1835-38
1840-41
1842 (Jan-Jun only)
1843 (July-Dec only)
1844-1846
1847 (Jan-July only)

Providence Gazette and Country Journal (Providence, RI)
Microfilm: 1762 (Oct 20-Dec only)
1763-1825

South Carolina Newspapers
Microfilm: 1732-1782. These 9 titles are shelved together in the microfilm newspaper section under the title "South Carolina newspapers".


Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser (Richmond, Va.)
Microfilm: 1790 (Dec 29 only)
Microfilm: 1791-1808
Microfilm: 1809 (Jan Dec 19 only)

Virginia Gazette and Weekly Advertiser (Richmond, Va.)
Microfilm: Jan 4, 1787 - Dec 31, 1789

Virginia Gazette or American Advertiser (Richmond, Va.)
Microfilm: 1782 (Jan 26 - Feb 9, Apr 27 Dec only)
1784
(Jan Dec 16 only)
(Mar 5 Nov 26 only)
(Feb 8 Dec 18 only)

Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, Va.)
Microfilm: 1736 (Sep 10 Dec only)
1737-79
1780 (Jan Dec 9 only)


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Other Colonial newspapers are available by Interlibrary Loan. The following British newspapers from the Colonial period are also found in the microfilm newspaper area in the Rivera Basement:

Daily Advertiser (London)
Microfilm: 1731-95

Times (London)
Microfilm: 1785 to the present.
Note: two printed indexes are available in the Reference collection. See
Ref AI21 T5 for the years 1790-1905 and Ref AI21 T46 for the years 1906 to the present.

Early English Newspapers
Microfilm: AP1 A1 EEN


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