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Historical U.S. Newspapers

Maryland Newspapers in the University Collection

Campus Publications

  • The Diamondback: The University of Maryland's student newspaper, The Diamondback, is available in the University Archives in Hornbake Library as well as on microfilm in McKeldin Library.  Coverage dates back to 1921.  The newspaper's catalog record is available here.

  • Outlook: From 1986 until 2004, the University of Maryland, College Park published a faculty-staff newspaper known as "Outlook".  The complete run of the newspaper is available online via the University Archives.  Visit the newspaper's page here.

Newspapers in the Special Collections

Special Collections at the University of Maryland maintains a large collection of historical newspapers from the state of Maryland.  Visit the website for the Newspapers of Maryland to learn more about the collection.  Some of the prominent components of the collection include the following:

  • Baltimore News American Collection: This collection covers the period 1773-2006, with the bulk of the material focused on 1930 to 1973.  It tells the story of the Baltimore News American and its predecessors through newspaper clippings, correspondence, internal files, and the like. There is also a photograph collection from the News American.
  • Original Newspaper Collection: This collection includes historical newspapers from across the state of Maryland, from Baltimore to the Eastern Shore.  Coverage runs from 1773-2010, with the bulk of the newspaper holdings running from 1820 to 1950.

To learn more about Special Collections at Maryland, visit their website, or review this subject guide about the Maryland Room's reference resources.

Maryland Newspapers on Microfilm

Among the microfilm newspaper collection at McKeldin Library are a number of titles from the state of Maryland.  Such publications include the Maryland Gazette of Annapolis, the Sun from Baltimore, and the Frederick Herald.  Newspapers are listed alphabetically by city in the microfilm guide located in the McKeldin Periodicals Room.  Refer to the "Newspapers on Microfilm" tab of this subject guide for more information about accessing the microfilm collection.