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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 379: Latina/os and the City

A course guide.

1. Digitized Historical Newspapers

For the most complete information on digitized, historical newspapers, consult our Historical Newspapers guide. Below is a list of titles and collections that will be most useful for this class. The guide lists some Chicago newspapers (like the Hyde Park Herald) not part of any of the major collections listed below, and also digitized newspapers from other cities (like the Brooklyn Daily Eagle). You can also use the Newspaper Database to find digitized historical newspapers.


ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers

(Click here to search all the ProQuest Historical Newspapers.)

2. Newspapers on Microfilm

The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library has an extensive collection of historical newspapers on microfilm. In addition to the Online Catalog, historical newspapers on microfilm can be found by searching the UIUC Library Newspaper Database. You can search this database by city or country of publication and by date of publication, so you can identify which newspapers we have for a particular city, or for a particular city and a specific year. You can also search by subject (e.g. "Hispanic American"), language (e.g. "Spanish"), and place (e.g. "United States", or "Illinois", or "Chicago).