Arizona Newspapers and Collections

Arizona Newspaper Project

Newspapers are indispensable resources for historians, genealogists, journalists and business people. In order to preserve this valuable resource, the Arizona Newspaper Project (ANP), in partnership with the United States Newspaper Project at the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is working to locate, catalog and microfilm newspapers throughout the state.

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National Digital Newspaper Program

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, and state projects to provide enhanced access to United States newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. National Endowment for the Humanities awards support state projects to select and digitize historically significant titles that are aggregated and permanently maintained by the Library of Congress.

Newspaper Collections

State of Arizona Research Library

The State of Arizona Research Library subscribes to over 100 newspapers from Arizona cities and towns and houses current Arizona newspapers. Once the papers are no longer currently received or are available on microfilm, the papers and films are housed in the Arizona History and Archives.

Arizona State Archives

The Arizona History and Archives identifies, collects, preserves and provides access to the historical newspapers, manuscripts, government records, books and photographs of Arizona and its peoples. The Archives contains four basic types of collections: archival collections, oral histories, photograph collections and the Arizona collection.

Newspaper Resources for Those with Limited Vision

The Arizona Talking Book Library offers access to Newsline® audio newspapers from the National Federation of the Blind. Arizona residents who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical disability that makes it difficult to read the print version can listen to the news over the phone, on a computer or on a number of other compatible devices. The Arizona selections are the Arizona Republic, Arizona Daily Star, East Valley Tribune and Associated Press Arizona. Users have access to all 300 plus newspapers, magazines and now the job listings. Individuals must meet the eligibility criteria and sign up through the Braille and Talking Book Library for access. Please contact the Arizona Talking Book Library for more information.