In 2015 the Wisconsin Historical Society joined 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 1836 and 1922. NEH awards support state projects to select and digitize historically significant titles that are aggregated and permanently maintained by LC at Chronicling America. Chronicling America is a FREE database that can be used anywhere.
Wisconsin newspapers on NewspaperARCHIVE.com can be accessed from computers inside the Historical Society Reading Room, or through your NetID.
On this page you'll find information about the Wisconsin Historical Society library's collection of Wisconsin newspapers and ways to access them.
The Wisconsin Historical Society library reading room does not have current print daily newspapers. Here are alternative ways to access today's local newspaper:
1. Your local public library will have a copy of the local newspaper available.
2. Databases accessible via computers in the Historical Society's library reading room provide access to thousands of newspapers digitally. Click here to access.
3. UW-Madison Memorial Library Periodicals Rooms maintains a large collection of current, print newspapers. To visit the Periodicals Room, stop at the entrance desk with your photo ID to obtain a visitor's pass.