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Influenza Epidemic of 1918 (Spanish Flu): Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of the "Influenza Epidemic of 1918 (Spanish Flu)" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Spanish influenza, Spanish flu, grip, la grippe, plague, epidemic, pandemic, Pfeiffer’s bacillus (Pfelffer’s bacillus will also reveal results)
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. The date range from 1918 to 1920 will yield the best results.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America