Historical Chicago Newspapers

How's your Chicago History Fair project going? Did you know that the Chicago Public Library has lots of historical Chicago newspapers on microfilm? Some of them go way back, to 1833. That's the Chicago Democrat, the first Chicago newspaper.

Back in the 1800's and 1900's, Chicago had more than just two or three newspapers. For instance, in 1892, there were ten Chicago newspapers: the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Daily Globe, Chicago Evening Post, Chicago Herald, Chicago Journal, Chicago Mail, Chicago Record, Chicago Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Inter Ocean.

We have a list of all the newspapers on microfilm sorted by year, so it's easy to find out what newspapers to look in. If your project is about Chicago centennials or sesquicentennial, check out Happy Birthday, Chicago!

And, of course, don't forget to check the long list of online resources we have for Chicago History Fair.

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