Stories by Mark Twain: Topics in Chronicling America
Mark Twain wrote "Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and many other stories. This guide provides access to materials related to “Stories by Mark Twain” in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.
Chronicling America is a searchable digital collection of historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Included in the website is the Directory of US Newspapers in American Libraries, a searchable index to newspapers published in the United States since 1690, which helps researchers identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them.
Clever and playful, Samuel Clemens, or as he is more famously known, Mark Twain, was the most popular American writer of his time. His creative insights and silly stories perfectly satirized the barbarity of human nature while also entertaining readers from all walks of life. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.