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Newspapers are a primary source providing a first rough draft of events. Since most newspapers are local in scope, there is good coverage of local issues. Newspapers also provide a good feel for the time period.
Most older newspapers do not include indexing. You mayl need to browse through issues of a newspaepr to discover its content.
Help: Analyzing Newspapers, Analyzing a Colonial Newspaper, Newspapers, & Late to the Feast: Newspapers as Historical Sources
These pages provide chronological listings of popular news sources and magazines published in the Pacific Northwest, the United States, and around the World.
These Date lists are not comprehensive. The UW Libraries has many more newspapers available in print, on microfilm, and online. To identify more newspapers held in the UW Libraries: