Newspapers

The State Library holds an extensive collection of Connecticut newspapers. This includes town newspapers, every daily newspaper and the majority of weekly papers, business newspapers and special interest publications; major national newspapers and indexes to newspaper collections. Current original newspapers, and newspapers on microfilm are available during regular business hours. We do not retain the original paper after we receive the microfilm. Newspapers older than 6 months, that we do not have on microfilm, are either in a secured area or our offsite facility.

Find Newspapers – Choose this link to find newspaper databases and titles on microfilm and learn how to use the collection.

Newspaper Projects: Digital & Microfilm

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project & Guide – Choose these for information and news about the Project. The Guide also has links for teachers who are interested in using historic newspapers to create lesson plans and/or curricula.

Connecticut Newspaper Project – Choose this link to view publications produced by the Project including charts of related newspapers, newspaper indexes, a list of Ethnic newspapers, a history of Connecticut newspapers, and more. See also our page about Vertical Files.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: Digitized Newspapers from Connecticut
Search historic newspapers from Connecticut, contributed to Chronicling America by the Connecticut State Library. Search them alongside other American historic newspapers from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers