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Historical Maine Newspapers

Significant runs held at Bowdoin College Library

Maine Times, 1968-2002
Main Micro
The Maine Times was an alternative weekly with a focus on the environment, politics and social issues.
Indexing:
Maine Times Cumulative Index, 1968-1973, Main Per Index
Maine Times Index, 1973-1994, Main Per Index
Maine News Index Online, 1993-2002
Index to New England Periodicals, 1977-1982, Main Per
Bangor Daily News, 1904,1940-54,1958,1972,1974,1978,1997-present
Main Micro
The Brunswick Telegraph, 1853-1903
Main Micro
For indexing use: Snow Index to Brunswick Newspapers, 1853-December 1960
The Brunswick Record, 1902-1966
The Times Record, 1967-
Main Micro
For indexing use: Snow Index to Brunswick Newspapers, 1853-December 1960
Portland Press Herald and Sunday Telegram, 1954-
Main Micro
For indexing, use: Maine News Index Online

Full-text newspapers and newspaper databases

Date coverage depends on the newspaper.

Bowdoin Orient, 1871-2010
Casco Bay Weekly, 1988-2004
free and independent newsweekly
Maine Newsstand
Access World News
America's Historical Newspapers
American Periodicals Series Online
LexisNexis Academic
includes (as of July 2013): Bangor Daily News, 1994-; Portland Press Herald, 1995-October 21, 2011; and The Original Irregular (Kingfield, Maine), October 4, 2006-December 10, 2008
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
includes 3 Maine newspapers from the 1800s (as of July 2013)
ProQuest Newsstand

More current and historical newspapers at Bowdoin

 

Newspaper holdings

Newspaper holdings at Bowdoin

CBBcat

Historic newspaper holdings at Bowdoin College Library's Special Collections

Newspapers in Maine, Maine Archives Interactive.
Includes holdings for Bowdoin College Library as of the 1995-98. "This database is the result of a statewide survey conducted in 1995-98. Cataloguing teams visited repositories (libraries, museums, and historical societies) and viewed and catalogued newspaper holdings. Records will be updated as time permits, but researchers should contact repositories before visiting to be sure that the newspapers are still available."

Newspaper holdings at other libraries and archives

Maine Historical Society newspapers and catalog.

Portland History at the Portland Public Library
"Portland Public Library is the top research and preservation resource for the history of the Greater Portland area." Also very strong in Maine historical newspapers.

Historical newspapers, at University of Maine Orono, Fogler Library, on microfilm or paper copies

 

Current Maine Newspapers

Bangor Daily News, 1904,1940-54,1958,1972,1974,1978,1997-present
Main Micro
Portland Press Herald and Sunday Telegram, 1954-
Main Micro
For indexing, consult: Maine News Index Online
The Times Record, 1967-
Main Micro
Maine Newsstand
Access World News
includes several Maine newspapers
LexisNexis Academic
As of July 2013, includes: Bangor Daily News, 1994-; Portland Press Herald, 1995-October 21, 2011; and The Original Irregular (Kingfield, Maine), October 4, 2006-December 10, 2008
ProQuest Newsstand
includes several Maine newspapers

More current and historical newspapers

 

Newspaper indexes

Newspaper indexes provide indexing for newspaper articles, but not the full-text of them.

Index to New England Periodicals, 1977-1982
Main Per
Index to Portland newspapers: 1785-1835
Main Ref F27 .P9 J7
a.k.a. "Jordan Index". Selective index covering: Falmouth Gazette (1785-1786), Cumberland Gazette (1786-1791), Eastern Herald (1792-1804), Portland Gazette (1798-1824), Eastern Argus (1803-1835), Portland Advertiser (1824-1835), Daily Courier (1830-1832), Christian Mirror (1822-1835), Christian Pilot (1832-1835), Downing Gazette (1834-1836), Maine Farmer (1833-1835), Yankee Farmer (1835), The Jeffersonian (1833-1834), Independent Statesman (1821-1825), The Yankee (1828), Family Reader (1829-1833)
Maine News Index Online
The Maine News Index begins in 1945 and covers 12 Maine newspapers and magazines. Pre-online coverage may be consulted at Portland Public Library.
Maine Times
Maine Times Cumulative Index, 1968-1973, Main Micro Index
Maine Times Index, 1973-1994, Main Micro Index
Maine News Index Online, 1993-2002 (from Portland Public Library)
The Maine Times was a pioneering alternative weekly with a focus on the environment, politics and social issues.
Snow Index to Brunswick Newspapers, 1853-December 1960

 

Newspaper directories

Use these directories of newspapers to find newspapers published in particular location and to find out how to access the newspaper you are looking for.

Newspapers in Maine, Maine Archives Interactive.
Although not a directory per se, "this database is the result of a statewide survey conducted in 1995-98. Cataloguing teams visited repositories (libraries, museums, and historical societies) and viewed and catalogued newspaper holdings. Records will be updated as time permits, but researchers should contact repositories before visiting to be sure that the newspapers are still available."

U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present, Library of Congress' Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. "Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present."

Digitized newspapers

Newspaper digitization projects, International Coalition on Newspapers, Center for Research Libraries

U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present, Library of Congress' Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. "Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present."

Historical Newspapers Online, from the University of Pennsylvania

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