Chicago African American and Latino Newspapers Microfilm Collection

Dates: 1936-2004
Size: 7 microfilm reels
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: C00071
Provenance: Microfilm produced from newspapers at Chicago History Museum as part of the Illinois Newspaper Project over the course of 1989-2009
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Chicago African American and Latino Newspapers Microfilm Collection [Reel #] Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Historical Note

The Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) began in 1987, as part of the United States Newspaper Program (USNP), a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to identify, catalog, and preserve American newspapers. Since that time, the INP has been staffed by librarians from the Illinois State Historical Library (ISHL), the Chicago Historical Society (CHS), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library.

Scope and Content

The newspapers chosen for the 7 microfilm reels in this collection cover Chicago neighborhood and independent African American and Latino papers that derive from originals held at Chicago History Museum. The inventory below reflects the Chicago History Museum’s catalog records. The chart below matches different titles to respective neighborhoods or subjects.

The inventory is organized into 2 series: Series 1: African American Newspapers and Series 2: Latino Newspapers.

The African American Newspapers in Series 1 span several South and West Side neighborhoods as well as Chicago generally. In some instances, only one issue may be represented. The papers on these reels complement the runs of newspapers held by Chicago Public Library.

The Latino Newspapers in Series 2 contain 15 different titles, many of which are in Spanish or in Spanish with some English language. Some of these newspapers are limited to only one or two issues.

Neighborhood or Subject African American Newspapers Latino Newspapers
Archdiocese of Chicago   Chicago Católico
Armour Square The Mid South Journal  
Austin The Austin Voice, The Austin Weekly News, The Windy City Word  
Bronzeville The Mid South Journal  
Chicago: general coverage Chicago Observer, Crusader, Illinois Political News, Minority Entrepreneur, The Negro Spearhead, News-Clarion, Owl, People’s Voice, Second Ward News, Today’s African American Chronicle, Tri-City Journal, The Voice, The Voice of the First Congressional District, The Voice of the Second Ward El Chicago Latino, Diario el Mañana, El Heraldo de Chicago, Heraldo del Norte, Imparcial de Chicago, Kalpulli News, El Mañana, Northeast Extra, Otro, La Prensa Adelita, El Viento de Chicago
Chicago Heights Tri-City Journal  
East Garfield Park The Windy City Word  
Evanston CCC News  
Fuller Park The Mid South Journal  
Grand Boulevard The Mid South Journal  
Hyde Park South Street Journal  
Kenwood The Mid South Journal, South Street Journal  
Lincoln Park   Lincoln Park Press
Logan Square   The Logan Square Free Press
Oakland The Mid South Journal  
Puerto Rican Community   Pitirre
South Lawndale Black Truth  
South Shore The Chicago Shoreland, The Chicago Shoreland News  
South Side The Mid South Journal, The Voice of the First Congressional District  
Washington Park The Mid South Journal  
West Chicago   Nuevo Siglo
West Garfield Park The Windy City Word  
West Side Mile Square Courier, West Street Journal  
Woodlawn The Mid South Journal  
Youth West Street Journal  

Related Collections

Austin Newspapers Collection
Beverly-Morgan Park Community Collection
Englewood Newspaper Collection
Residents’ Journal Records
South Chicago Newspapers Collection
South Shore Newspapers Collection
West Side Newspaper Collection

Subject Headings

African American business people -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Newspapers.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Newspapers.
Armour Square (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Austin (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Bronzeville (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Newspapers
East Garfield Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Fuller Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Grand Boulevard (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Hispanic Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Newspapers.
Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Logan Square (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Near South Side (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Oakland (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
South Lawndale (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
South Side (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
South Shore (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Washington Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
West Side (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
West Chicago (Ill.) -- Newspapers.
West Garfield Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.
Woodlawn (Chicago, Ill.) -- Newspapers.

Inventory

Series 1: African American Newspapers

CHM-INP.2008.456 The Austin Voice 1987 April-14-1995 December 26
CHM-INP.2008.456 The Austin Voice 1996 January 02
CHM-INP.2008.457 The Austin Voice 1996 January 9-2003 November 25
CHM-INP.2008.457 The Austin Weekly News 1987 May 25-1989 September 29
CHM-INP.2008.457 The Austin Weekly News 1989 October 6-1993 December 24
CHM-INP.2008.457 The Austin Weekly News 1997 October 16
CHM-INP.2008.457 The Austin Weekly News 2002 April 11
CHM-INP.2008.457 The Austin Weekly News 2003 October 23
CHM-INP.2008.457 The Austin Weekly News 2003 December 11
CHM-INP.2008.458 Black Truth 1970 August 14
CHM-INP.2008.458 Black Truth 1971 October 1
CHM-INP.2008.458 CCC News 1984 May 24-1985 May 23
CHM-INP.2008.458 Chicago Observer 1990 June
CHM-INP.2008.458 Chicago Shoreland 1979 September 8
CHM-INP.2008.458 Chicago Shoreland 1980 October 4
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1981 February 21
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1981 June 6
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1981 June 13
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1981 November 21
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1982 September 4
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 June 13
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 June 27
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 July 4
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 August 29
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 September 12
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 September 19
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 October 3-November 21
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 December 5
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1992 December 12-19
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1993 January 9-June 19
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1993 July 3-August 21
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1993 September 4
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1993 September 18
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1993 September 25
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Chicago Shoreland News 1997 March 15
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Crusader 1945 May 5
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Crusader 1955 January 15
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Crusader 1955 April 23
CHM-INP.2008.459 Illinois Political News 1939 October 21
CHM-INP.2008.459 Illinois Political News 1939 November 16
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Mid South Street Journal 1993 December 9-23
CHM-INP.2008.459 The Mid South Street Journal 1995 March 9-22
CHM-INP.2008.459 Mile Square Courier 1975 April 10
CHM-INP.2008.459 Mile Square Courier 1975 May 8
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1990 January-March, May, September-November
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1991 February-March, May, September-November/December
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1992 January/February-March, May, August, November
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1993 February/March, March/April, June/July, August/September, October, November/December
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1994 January/February, February/March, May/June, October, November/December
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1995 January/April, June/July, July/August, December/January (1996)
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1996 May/June, October/November
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1997 January, May, September/October, November/December
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1998 February, April/May, July, September
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 1999 February/March, May, Summer, Fall
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 2000 Winter, Spring, Summer, November/December
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 2001 February, Spring, Summer, Fall
CHM-INP.2008.459 Minority Entrepreneur 2002 Winter, February/March, Spring, September/October
CHM-INP.2008.460 The Negro Spearhead 1968 April 19
CHM-INP.2008.460 News-Clarion 1967 March 24
CHM-INP.2008.460 The Owl 1962 August 18
CHM-INP.2008.460 People’s Voice 1942 April 11
CHM-INP.2008.460 Second Ward News 1936 May 9-23
CHM-INP.2008.460 Second Ward News 1936 October 24
CHM-INP.2008.460 Second Ward News 1938 January 29
CHM-INP.2008.460 Second Ward News 1938 February 26-1938 March 5
CHM-INP.2008.460 Second Ward News 1938 March 19-26
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 1996 April 4-24
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 1998 November 12
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 1999 January 27
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 1999 February 11-24
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 1999 April 29-May 12
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 2000 August 10
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 2000 October 12-26
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 2001 February 7-21
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 2001 May 3-9
CHM-INP.2008.460 South Street Journal 2001 May 31-June 13
CHM-INP.2008.460 Today’s African American Chronicle 1994 July 29
CHM-INP.2008.460 Today’s African American Chronicle 1994 August 11
CHM-INP.2008.460 Today’s African American Chronicle 1995 June 30
CHM-INP.2008.460 Today’s African American Chronicle 1995 July 13
CHM-INP.2008.460 Today’s African American Chronicle 1995 September 22
CHM-INP.2008.460 Today’s African American Chronicle 1995 October 5
CHM-INP.2008.460 Today’s African American Chronicle 2000 June 14-27
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1978 November 30
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1979 January 4-11
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1979 May 3-10
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1979 June 7
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1980 September 18
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1981 May 28
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1981 June 11
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1985 May 30
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1986 July 3
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1987 December 3
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1988 January 14
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1988 October 20
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1991 January 17
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1993 April 22-29
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1993 September 2
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1993 September 23
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1994 October 20
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1997 October 9
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1998 May 28
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1998 June 18
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1998 July 16
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1998 July 30
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1998 December 17
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1999 January 14
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1999 February 18-25
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1999 May 20
CHM-INP.2008.460 Tri-city Journal (Chicago Heights) 1999 June 10-July 15
CHM-INP.2008.460 The Voice 1940 October 26
CHM-INP.2008.460 The Voice 1942 April 11
CHM-INP.2008.460 The Voice 1964 September 4
CHM-INP.2008.460 The Voice of the First Congressional District 1938 October 8
CHM-INP.2008.460 The Voice of the Second Ward 1938 March 6
CHM-INP.2008.460 West Street Journal 1997 August 9-23
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1991 October 11-1992 October 9
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1991 December 11-18
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1993 March 26-1994 February 18
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1994 April 15-October 21
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1995 February 24
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1995 May 26
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1995 July 14
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1995 November 10
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1996 March 15-1996 June 28
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1996 September 20
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1996 December 27
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1997 January 3-7
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 1997 October 10
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 2001 July 5
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 2003 October 23
CHM-INP.2008.461 The Windy City Word 2003 December 4

Series 2: Latino Newspapers

CHM-INP.2008.422 Chicago Católico 1989 February
CHM-INP.2008.422 Chicago Católico 1992 April
CHM-INP.2008.422 Chicago Católico 1994 January
CHM-INP.2008.422 Chicago Católico 1996 July
CHM-INP.2008.422 Chicago Católico 1997 March, August, September
CHM-INP.2008.422 Chicago Católico 2004 May
CHM-INP.2008.422 El Chicago Latino 1981 June 26
CHM-INP.2008.422 El Chicago Latino 1981 August 21-September 11
CHM-INP.2008.422 Diario el Mañana 1982 May 28
CHM-INP.2008.422 Diario el Mañana 1989 March 10
CHM-INP.2008.422 El Heraldo de Chicago 1986 December 25
CHM-INP.2008.422 El Heraldo de Chicago 1991 June 6-12
CHM-INP.2008.422 El Heraldo del Norte 1986 June 5
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1957 September 9
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 October 9
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 November 6
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1997 May 29
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 June 19
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 July 9
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 July 24
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 August 7
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 September 4
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 October 2
CHM-INP.2008.422 Imparcial de Chicago 1987 October 16
CHM-INP.2008.422 Kalpulli News 1983 May 11
CHM-INP.2008.422 Kalpulli News 1983 June 22
CHM-INP.2008.422 Lincoln Park Press 1968 April 7
CHM-INP.2008.422 Lincoln Park Press 1969 January, March, May-August
CHM-INP.2008.422 Lincoln Park Press 1970 January-February, July
CHM-INP.2008.422 Lincoln Park Press 1978 April/May, November-December
CHM-INP.2008.422 Lincoln Park Press 1979 January/February
CHM-INP.2008.422 Lincoln Park Press 1979 February 14-20
CHM-INP.2008.422 Lincoln Park Press 1979 February 21-27
CHM-INP.2008.422 The Logan Square Free Press 1981 April 30
CHM-INP.2008.422 The Logan Square Free Press 1981 August 28
CHM-INP.2008.422 The Logan Square Free Press 1982 May 13
CHM-INP.2008.422 The Logan Square Free Press 1983 January 27
CHM-INP.2008.422 The Logan Square Free Press 1983 December 1
CHM-INP.2008.422 The Logan Square Free Press 1984 January 26
CHM-INP.2008.422 The Logan Square Free Press 1984 February 23
CHM-INP.2008.422 El Mañana 1972 July 21
CHM-INP.2008.422 Northeast Extra 1988 December 21
CHM-INP.2008.422 Nuevo Siglo 1999 July 16-22
CHM-INP.2008.422 Nuevo Siglo 2002 November 22-28
CHM-INP.2008.422 Otro 2001 May 20
CHM-INP.2008.422 Pitirre 1970 Summer
CHM-INP.2008.422 La Prensa Adelita 1994 August 19
CHM-INP.2008.422 La Prensa Adelita 1994 October 16
CHM-INP.2008.422 La Prensa Adelita 1994 October 30
CHM-INP.2008.422 El Viento de Chicago 2002 June 16
CHM-INP.2008.422 El Viento de Chicago 2002 December 30
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