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ProQuest Historical Newspapers Graphical Edition: About

ProQuest Historical Newspapers Graphical Edition provides a K-12 focused search of ProQuest's vast historical newspaper collections. Special sections include a curriculum-centric "Topics" list of major time periods in U.S. history, and a "Timeline."

Full Newspaper Searching

Easily search and learn about topics such as changes in world leaders, wars and battles, medical and science discoveries, famous entertainers, civil rights, clothing and style, and much more.  All papers are fully indexed for searching on the following fields:

  • General Article
  • Front Page
  • Editorial Article
  • Legal Notice
  • Stock Quote
  • Weather
  • Photo Standalone
  • Obituaries
  • Classified Ad
  • Editorial Cartoon
  • Letter
  • Birth Notice
  • Comic
  • Marriage
  • Display Ad
  • Review
  • Fire Loss
  • Lottery Numbers
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Table of Contents

Other limiters include search by

  • Decade
  • Date
  • Citation and Abstract
  • Publication
  • Document Title
  • Author 

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What is ProQuest Historical Newspapers Graphical Edition?

Definitive coverage of historical events

ProQuest Historical Newspapers Graphical Edition offers schools a unique, affordable collection of primary source historical documents.

The full text content of many popular titles such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Constitution, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Defender, The Chicago Tribune, and The Hartford Courant dating back to their original editions is an essential for AP courses in American History and Government.

Students and teachers of all U.S. History courses will benefit from using the Topic and Timeline Search features in the Graphical Edition because they provide editor-selected topics and articles focused on the most significant people and events in the U.S. since 1851.

Topics and subtopics in the Topic and Timeline Search also correlate to state and national standards as well as popular textbooks.

Product Features & Benefits


100% Full-Text | PDF original article images  | PDF newspaper page images | Browseable page maps | 36 historical newspaper titles available | Headline search by date | Feature stories on famous people following their deaths | Highlights on a famous event each day from history | Timeline and Topic browses | My List collection point for selected articles | Sort by oldest, newest, most keyword hits, and by time period | Source and summary information