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History : American: Primary Sources: News, Magazines & Media

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for American history. Also see the African American & Asian American history guides.

sample newspaper & magazines

Images: Chicago Defender 9/10/1955, Variety 6/29/1966, Vogue 9/15/1926, Helix 9/26/1968 & Minidoka Irrigator 11/18/1944


This page includes links to UW restricted digitized historic newspapers and selected freely available digitized newspapers. To find additional freely available digitized historic newspapers see ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers . For contemporary news coverage see the e-Newspapers guide.


This list includes links to digitized magazine collections, single magazines and indexes to 19th & 20th century magazines & journals.

Film, Radio & TV

This list includes links primarily to news & documentary oriented streaming media. For additional streaming media sources including documentaries see the Streaming Video Guide.