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The Historian's Craft: HIST 2001 LRS

Resources and strategies for the history methodology course Historian's Craft

Historical American Newspapers

Philadelphia Inquirer

Tips on Searching Historical Newspapers

  • Use specific names of individuals, places, events, and organizations.
    • Women may be referred to as Miss or Mrs. + [Last name] in older publications, without their first name.
  • Use Advanced Search to limit by date; Get this information from biographical and reference sources
  • Think about alternative phrasing, language used during the time period; build your list of terms as you read secondary and primary sources. For example:
    • protest - riot - mob
    • draft - conscription
    • Black Americans - African Americans - Negroes - Colored People
    • Native Americans - Indians


Historical International Newspapers