AAS/GWS 625: Gender, Race, & Civil Rights (Spring 2021) : Articles
While the impact of a daily, printed newspaper has changed drastically, newspapers have long been a main pillar of information for a very wide audience. Listed below are several places to access African American newspapers, these newspapers were largely written by and for the Black community.
For more places to find newspapers, see the Newspapers Research Guide.
The newspapers listed above can either be searched individually by clicking on the link above. If you'd like to search across all titles, first click into any of the links. Then, locate the "change databases" button and click it:
Next, scroll through the list of databases and select the newspaper titles you would like to search:
Click "use selected databases," and you're ready to search through multiple newspapers at once.
Other periodicals - magazines, newsletters, etc
Below are several databases that contain writings from a variety of magazines, leaflets, and newsletters.
On This Page
This page offers guidance on finding newspapers, magazines, and other kinds of primary source articles.
Wisconsin Historical Society Library Newspapers Collections
The Wisconsin Historical Society Library owns 11,740 bound volumes, 100,000 reels of microfilm, and 17,000 sheets of microprint spanning three centuries of American newspaper history. Particular strengths include Wisconsin newspapers, colonial and early American newspapers west of the Appalachians, and the largest collection of labor and trade union papers in the nation.
The Library's holdings of 1960s "underground" or alternative newspapers are also extensive. Other areas of the collection that have attained national importance are Native American and African-American newspapers. Among rarities in the newspaper collection are the first African-American and Native American newspapers and the first Bohemian, Dutch, Norwegian, and Spanish language newspapers published in the United States.
To discover if the library owns a particular title, search the Library Catalog. Also see the Library Catalog box on this page.
Scholarly articles are typically a very important part of a research project. To find appropriate articles for your assignments try the following databases.