Skip to main content

New York City History: PS: News

In the tab names, SS stands for Secondary Source, PS stands for Primary Source

Online Periodicals

New York Public Library Newspapers

To access these newspapers you must use a New York Public Library Card.

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

Searchable full-text and page images of the leading Black newspaper of the 20th century.

ProQuest Historical Jewish Newspapers

Simultaneous search of the The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922), The American Israelite (1874-2000),  Boston Advocate (1905-1909), The Israelite (1854-1874), The Jerusalem Post (1950-1988), the Jewish Advocate (1905-1990) and The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990),  and Palestine Post (1933-1950).

ProQuest Historical African American Newspapers

African American historical newspapers throughout the United States. Collections include the Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003, Baltimore Afro-American 1893-1988, Chicago Defender 1910-1975, Cleveland Call and Post 1934-1991, Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005, New York Amsterdam News 1922-1993, Norfolk Journal and Guide 1921-2003, Philadelphia Tribune 1912-2001, and Pittsburgh Courier 1911-2002.

Spence School Databases: Periodicals

HINT: When searching for primary source articles, set a data range and limit by the type of news item you are looking for (article, letter to the editor, cartoon, etc.) These options are usually located on the "Advanced Search" screen.