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HIST 4175: Modern American History

Updated Summer 2022 for Professor Lange's class.

Newspapers can be Primary or Secondary Sources

If the newspaper story is a  first hand account of a topic or event it can be considered a primary source. If a newspaper story is an interpretation of an event from the past written later it can be considered a secondary source.

Historical Newspapers from the Boston Public Library - Non-Library External Sources

With a BPL e-Card (Boston Public Library) card which is free fro all MA residents and students) you can access historical newspapers. Once you have registered you can go to the online resources page and start searching the newspapers.

  • America's Historical Newspapers
  • Boston Globe (1872-1983)
  • Boston Globe (1980-)
  • Boston Herald (2004-2011)
  • New York Times (1851-2007)
  • New York Times (1985-present)

HIstorical Newspapers from Wentworth Library