To determine how to search our newspaper collection, answer the following questions:
Determining if the newspaper you're looking for is available online takes several steps.
First, for in-state publications, check out the map of Wisconsin Digital Newspapers. This map includes city, newspaper title, online date range, accessibility, and link to the correct database.
For national publications, use the U.S. Newspaper Directory from the Library of Congress. This directory of newspapers published in the United States since 1690 can help identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them.
Want to use something in our microfilm newspaper collection, but not able to visit the library?
If you can't visit the Society, you can order the microfilm through interlibrary loan. Then view it at your local library.
Photocopies of published and unpublished materials can be made by the Library/Archives staff for a fee. If the material is still under copyright, only portions may be photocopied. The staff is unable to print entire publications or collections. To purchase a copy on microfilm, please visit the Microfilm Sales Page.
The Wisconsin Historical Society houses an robust collection of non-English newspapers. Information on how to access them can be found in the file below.