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Newspapers Research Guide

An overview of newspaper collections found in Humboldt State University Library. Included are local papers and finding newspaper articles in the library.

Newspapers in the HSU Library

Current issues of print newspapers are located in the newspaper reading area on the second floor north. Older issues of some of the newspapers are in kept in microfilm, also on the second floor north. Search by title in the Library Catalog to locate newspapers we own. Search by call number "newspaper" to see a list of newspaper titles to which we currently subscribe. If you need help locating newspapers, or using the microfilm, ask in the Periodicals office.

Here is a selected list of newspaper titles in the Library, arranged by beginning date of holdings. (For links to online versions of local newspapers, some with fulltext files, see Humboldt County News Online.)

  • Alta California (MF 225) 1849 - 1891
  • New York Times (MF 12 and Newspaper Collection) 1851 - 2006
  • Humboldt Times/Times Standard (MF 10 and Newspaper Collection) 1854 - to date
  • San Francisco Chronicle (MF 214 and Newspaper Collection) January 16, 1865 - 2011
  • Ferndale Enterprise (MF 719 and Newspaper Collection) 1878-to date
  • Humboldt Standard (MF 9) 1884 - 1967
  • (Arcata) Union (MF 713) 1886 - 1995
  • Blue Lake Advocate (MF 2191) 1888 - 1969
  • Humboldt Beacon (MF 2187) 1907 - to date
  • Wall Street Journal (MF 2637 and Newspaper Collection) 1958 - 2012
  • Los Angeles Times (MF 2105) 1970 - 1997
  • Sacramento Bee (MF 2082) 1970 - 1997