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The Pennsylvania

Newspaper Project

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About the Project


Beginning with the United States Newspaper Program in 1983, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Pennsylvania State Legislature, the Penn State University Libraries has partnered with other institutions in the Commonwealth to participate in nationally coordinated programs to find, catalog, preserve, and enhance access to all the newspapers published in Pennsylvania.

More information on Pennsylvania's participation in the United States Newspaper Program (USNP) through the Pennsylvania Newspaper Project (PaNP).

Currently, the Digitization and Preservation Department is leading the effort to digitize newspaper microfilm through the National Digital Newspaper Program, also funded by NEH, for uploading to Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, a free online repository maintained by the Library of Congress.

More information on Pennsylvania's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) through the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project (PaDNP).

The Pennsylvania Newspaper Project does not hold newspapers or microfilm in its offices.   

Search Tips for Pennsylvania Newspapers in Chronicling America

To find all newspapers published in Pennsylvania in all formats (paper, microfilm, and digital) visit the US Newspaper Directory, 1690 – Present in Chronicling America.

To view and search selected digitized Pennsylvania titles go to Chronicling America and select “Advanced Search”.

For a list of selected Pennsylvania Digitized Newspapers on Chronicling America select Pennsylvania at “All Digitized Newspapers 1836-1922”.

Chronicling America Search Help by The Library of Congress


Additional Resources:

Historical Newspapers in the Penn State University Libraries, News and Microforms Library.

FREE Historic Pennsylvania Newspapers Online.

Directory of Digitized Historic Pennsylvania Newspapers

History of Pennsylvania Newspapers, 1719 to present.



Contact Us!

L. Suzanne Kellerman
Principal Investigator, PaDNP
Judith O. Sieg Chair for Preservation
Head, Digitization & Preservation
Pennsylvania State University Libraries
402 Pattee
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-4696