Finding Resources: Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Topic Guides

The Teaching with Library of Congress blog provides some great tips for finding articles in the Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Collections and provides some teaching ideas as well. Be sure to check out, too, the following learning activity: Comparing Reports: Battle of Little Bighorn.

Below is a list of topic guides by subject, each of which includes a list of important dates, search strategies, and sample articles. You can also scroll through these topics by date range or by title.

African American History

American Enterprise, Industrialization and Development

Arts, Education, Culture, Crazes and Trends

Crimes and Trials of the Century

Natural Wonders, Disasters and the Environment

Politics, Government and World Leaders

Public Spirit, Exhibitions, and Celebrations

Science, Technology, and Innovation

Sports and American Pastimes

Struggle for Human Rights and Freedoms

The Civil War

World War I

Other war related pages

Women’s History

State-focused Chronicling America Highlights

Do you know of more state-focused links to newspapers in the Chronicling America collections? If so, please let us know so we can add them here.