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The Germans in America

German-American Newspapers

The German-American press was the most extensive of any immigrant group, and many German-American newspapers continue to this day. The Library of Congress holds comprehensive collections of these newspapers, many of which have been digitized and can be read online. To gain an overview of these holdings, click here. The Chronicling of America project provides full-text searchable access to many of the Library's German-American newspapers; an overview of the history of the German-American press and its role in the project can be found here. For more information please contact the Library's Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.


Front page of an edition of the Tennessee Staatszeitung
Front page of the November 3, 1866, edition of the Tennessee Staatszeitung. Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.