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Primary and Archival Sources

Available at UWRF

Newspapers on Microfilm

  • Already at UWRF:
    • most every newspaper ever published in our 4-county area
    • use UW-River Falls' catalog
    • only index is for birth, death, and marriage announcements before 1911!
  • Available via Universal Borrowing (UB) or Inter-library Loan (ILL):
    • most every newspaper ever published in Wisconsin
    • many newspapers published throughout the United States
    • Requesting Materials from Other Libraries
    • newspapers borrowed from elsewhere are "held" behind the Circulation Desk and you use them on the microfilm readers on the first floor

Hardcopy Newspapers

  • Student Voice, 1916-
    • you can use the hardcopy in the UWRF Archives
    • sorry, no index
    • the online archive only goes back to 2006!
  • Some single issues or small number of issues
    • many commemorating a town anniversary
    • not really useful for you, but you will run into them in the catalog
    • example: Amery Echo
      • you can spot them by the Location: "Archives Closed Stacks (Room 172, Lower Level)" instead of the usual microfilm number

Available Online

Chronicling America (Library of Congress)

  • search all newspapers
  • no Wisconsin newspapers are currently on Chronicling America
  • examples of some Minnesota titles are available on Chronicling America:
    • The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, Minn.) - 1896-1905
    • The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) - 1901-1906
    • The Appeal (Saint Paul, Minn.) - 1889-1911 - African-American paper
    • The Tomahawk (White Earth, Minn.) - 1903-1922 - Native American paper
    • Red Lake News (Red Lake, Minn.) - 1915-1920 - Native American paper
    • New Ulm Weekly Review (New Ulm, Minn.) - 1878-1892
    • The Princeton Union (Princeton, Minn.) - 1877-1922
    • The Bemidji Pioneer (Bemidji, Minn.) - 1896-1922

America's Historical Newspapers (NewsBank) - must be logged in with your Falcon account

Newspapers Available via BadgerLink

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - must be logged in with your Falcon account

Some Other Historical Minnesota Newspapers Available Online (not through a service)