Chronicling America provides free access to millions of historic American newspaper pages published through 1963. Listed here are topics widely covered in the American press of the time. Each guide contains a brief introduction to the topic, recommended search strategies, and selected articles from Chronicling America meant to jump start your research process. If you have questions or would like to suggest other topics, use the Ask a Librarian contact form.
The Serial & Government Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the Division also has extensive collections of current periodicals, government publications, and comic books. These collections are accessed in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room which is located in Room LM-133 in the James Madison building in Washington, D.C.