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Newspapers: Historical News (Pre-1980)

More on Primary Sources

Historical U.S. Newspapers

Historical International Newspapers

Additional Historical Newspapers by Title

We have these papers in addition to those found in the databases above.


If access to a newspaper is not available digitally, it may be on microform.

  • Some major newspapers may have an accompanying index, which allows you to search by subject. Without an index, you can only search microforms by date. Find indexes in Library Search or WorldCat.
  • Microform readers are located in the Fondren Library Print Copy Scan room on the 1st floor. Instructions are next to the readers, or you can ask for help at the Main Desk.

Newspaper Archives at SMU

DeGolyer Library has over 2,000 newspapers, from single issues to unbroken runs of 50 years or more. Most were published in the United States, but we also have representative foreign newspapers from Latin America, Europe, and Asia. 

  • Not every title will appear in Library Search, but we have in-house checklists.
  • Many of our newspapers are stored offsite and can take up to a week to retrieve.

Contact DeGolyer staff about the availability of certain titles.