The Wisconsin Historical Society is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to provide access to historic newspaper published between 1789 and 1963. NEH awards support state projects to select and digitize historically significant titles that are aggregated and permanently maintained by LC at Chronicling America. Through this website, historic newspaper pages are freely available and keyword searchable.
The Society has digitized over 300,000 pages of newspapers providing a diverse geographic, social, and political picture of the state. As Wisconsin newspapers appear in Chronicling America, they will be linked below.
Searching the Newspapers
Searching the text of newspapers is as easy as typing words in the search field, but the website also boasts powerful search tools that can help you search by language, location, or ethnicity--and more! Chronicling America has guides to basic and advanced searching for the newspapers and their content.
Clipping and Saving Content
Clipping, saving, and editing content from Chronicling America is easy and can add visual impact to presentations, papers, and projects. See NDNP Podcast 9 - How Do I Print And Save Images? for step-by-step instructions on clipping, printing, or saving content. Saved files can be opened in many applications and edited.
|Baraboo Weekly News||1912-1925|
|Der Sonntagsbote und der Seebote||1912-1922|
|Eagle River Democrat||1895-1896|
|Eagle River Review||1890-1925|
|Grant County Herald||1843-1844|
|Iowa County Democrat||1877-1922|
|Iron County News||1913-1925|
|Kenosha Telegraph and Tribune||1859-1860|
|The Kenosha Telegraph||1860-1888|
|Kenosha Tribune & Telegraph||1856-1859|
|Kenosha Tribune and Telegraph||1855|
|La Nostra Terra||1904-1911|
|Ladysmith News and Ingram News||1905-1906|
|The Ladysmith News||1905|
|Mineral Point Tribune||1854-1858|
|Mineral Point Tribune (2nd)||1869-1922|
|Mineral Point Weekly Tribune||1859-1868|
|Northern Wisconsin Advertiser||1899-1922|
|Our Land = La Nostra Terra||1913|
|River Falls Journal||1872-1925|
|The River Falls Journal||1857-1861|
|River Falls Times||1896-1925|
|Tribune and Telegraph||1855-1856|
|Vernon County Censor||1898-1922|
|Vilas County News||1896-1925|
|Watertown Weekly Leader||1906-1908|
|Weekly Watertown Leader||1908-1909|
|Wisconsin Herald, and Grant County Advertiser||1844-1845|
|Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter||1899-1922|
|Wisconsin Weekly Blade||1916-1922|
|Wood County Reporter||1858-1922|
|Zgoda = Unity||1893-1901|
Locations of newspapers digitized as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.
The newspapers digitized for each grant cycle of Chronicling America are chosen by an advisory board, composed of librarians, scholars, and industry representatives from across the state. The board first decides on a theme for the cycle and proposes newspapers that fit the theme. After determining microfilm master copies with good enough quality to produce digital files, the board votes on the final titles and dates that will be digitized.