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Albanian Collections at the Library of Congress

Journals and Newspapers

The Library of Congress holds one of the largest collections of journals and newspapers from and/or about Albania in the United States. Most can be accessed in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. A few select digitized titles can now be accessed onsite only via Stacks.

The sections below outline the Library's collection of Albanian journals and newspapers and where researchers can consult them. They include newspapers published in Albania, newspapers published from the Albanian-American diaspora, as well as a selection of journals that the Library holds and/or currently subscribes to. In addition to these titles, researchers may benefit from awareness of the following Albanian-language newspapers in Kosovo and Northern Macedonia linked below.

Newspapers in the Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room

The Serial & Government Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. It is exceptionally strong in US newspapers, with 9,000 titles covering the past three centuries. With over 25,000 non-US titles, it is the largest collection of overseas newspapers in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the Division also has extensive collections of current periodicals (70,000 titles) comic books (over 7,000 titles) and government publications (1 million items).

Readers can request the following list of Albanian newspapers from the 1940s-2000s in the Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room.

The first four titles are large-circulation dailies or weeklies published between the 1990s-2000s. Most of the titles listed after next are newspapers established in the 1940s, several of which have ceased publication.

Diaspora Newspapers

The Library of Congress also holds a few diaspora newspapers of the Albanian-American community. The earliest, Dielli, was published in Boston between 1909-1910. Publication was discontinued after a year, and succeeded by other similarly titled newspapers like Dielli dhe Flamur= Sun and Banner. A more contemporary newspaper, Illyria has been published in the Bronx since 1991. All these can be requested in the Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room.