Keeping an eye on Google’s digital newspaper archives

Google digitization goes forward unabated and that’s great for newspaper backfiles. My good friend and colleague, Nick Okrent, over at Van Pelt sent me this list. These Google efforts, he writes, are “especially useful for the period that is post-Readex and pre-Lexis/Factiva. Here’s a partial list…To take one interesting example, the Deseret News 1860-.”

The US titles on this list can be found on Nick’s Historical Newspapers Online research guide. For the Canada and Australia papers, just go into Google News and do a source search (in the Google box type: source:”Sydney Mail”).

USA
1. Lodi Sentinel Lodi California 1900 – 2009

2. Bridgeport Morning News Bridgeport Connecticut 1880 – 1899

3. Day New London Connecticut 1880 – 2010

4. Hartford Weekly Times Hartford Connecticut 1840 – 1899

5. Meriden Daily Republican Meriden Connecticut 1865 – 1899

6. Sunday Morning Star Wilmington Delaware 1880 – 1989

7. Carroll Herald Caroll Iowa 1870 – 1929

8. Clinton Evening News Clinton Iowa 1880 – 1899

9. Clinton Morning Age Clinton Iowa 1894 – 1904

10. Aurora Daily Express Aurora Illinois 1882 – 1902

11. Crawfordsville Star Crawfordsville Indiana 1872 – 1899

12. Daily Argus News Crawfordsville Indiana 1886 – 1919

13. Kentucky New Era Hopkinsville Kentucky 1890 – 2009

14. Courrier De La Louisiane New Orleans Louisiana 1810 – 1859

15. New Orleans Commercial Bulletin New Orleans Louisiana 1830 – 1879

16. Boston Daily Evening Transcript Boston Massachusetts 1860 – 1879

17. Boston Evening Transcript Boston Massachusetts 1860 – 1919

18. Lewiston Daily Sun Lewiston Maine 1890 – 2010

19. Lewiston Evening Journal Lewiston Maine 1860 – 1979

20. Village Voice New York New York 1957 – 2004

21. Adams Centinel Gettysburg Pennsylvania 1800 – 1889

22. Gettysburg Compiler Gettysburg Pennsylvania 1860 – 1949

23. Pittsburgh Press Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 1880 – 1999

24. Reading Eagle Reading Pennsylvania 1860 – 2010

25. Republican Compiler Gettysburg Pennsylvania 1810 – 1889

26. Star and Sentinel Gettysburg Pennsylvania 1860 – 1959

27. Deseret News Salt Lake City Utah 1860 – 2010

28. Milwaukee Journal Milwaukee Wisconsin 1890 – 2010

29. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Milwaukee Wisconsin 1884 – 1995

CANADA
Victoria Daily Standard Victoria British Columbia 1870 – 1873

2. Saint John Daily Evening News Saint John New Brunswick 1860 – 1889

3. Public Ledger St. John’s Newfoundland/Labrador 1820 – 1889

4. Morning Chronicle Halifax Nova Scotia 1840 – 1879

5. Huron Expositor Seaforth Ontario 1870 – 1899

6. Irish Canadian Toronto Ontario 1860 – 1899

7. Ottawa Citizen Ottawa Ontario 1860 – 2010

8. Ottawa Times Ottawa Ontario 1860 – 1879

9. Sarnia Observer Sarnia Ontario 1850 – 1909

10. Toronto Daily Mail Toronto Ontario 1881 – 1899

11. Canadian Illustrated News Montreal Quebec 1860 – 1889

12. Daily Witness Montreal Quebec 1870 – 1899

13. Montreal Daily Post Montreal Quebec 1885 – 1888

14. Montreal Daily Witness Montreal Quebec 1870 – 1879

15. Montreal Gazette Montreal Quebec 1860 – 2010

16. Morning Chronicle Quebec City Quebec 1840 – 1879

17. Quebec Daily Telegraph Quebec City Quebec 1880 – 1979

AUSTRALIA
1. Age Melbourne 1854 – 1989

2. Age Melbourne 1840 – 2010

3. Sydney Mail Sydney 1860 – 1939

4. Sydney Morning Herald Syndey 1820 – 2010

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