Michigan News

The Michigan Daily Digital Archives

Description

The Michigan Daily was founded in 1890 as a student-run organization, both financially and editorially independent from the University of Michigan. Three characteristics - editorial independence, daily publication, and broad ambition - have combined to make The Michigan Daily one of the most important university-based newspapers in American history. This archive, therefore, contains not only the record of day-to-day life and opinions of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for 125 years, but also an unparalleled window into the social and political history of 20th-century America. The archive contains every extant issue of The Daily, from its founding to 2014 - more than 300 volumes and almost 200,000 pages in print. It will be updated annually.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44247
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Michigan Historical Newspapers

Alternative Titles
Ann Arbor News
Ann Arbor Daily Times
Flint Journal
Jackson Citizen Patriot
Description

Newpapers published in Michigan, 1845-1995.  Newspapers are digitized in full and can be downloaded by the page or by the issue.  Not all issues are available for each newspaper.  Newspapers include:

ANN ARBOR: The True Democrat 1845-1849; Michigan Argus 1879-1907; Ann Arbor Daily Argus 1898-1907;  Ann Arbor Daily Times 1903-1908; Ann Arbor News-Argus 1907-1908; Ann Arbor News 1909-1922

DETROIT: Plaindealer 1889-1893; Weekly Detroit Free Press 1886-1887

FLINT: Flint Journal 1898-1922

GRAND RAPIDS: Grand Rapids Herald 1898-1900; Afro-American Gazette 1991-1995

JACKSON: Jackson Citizen 1849-1903; Jackson Citizen Patriot 1865-1922

ONTONAGON: Lake Superior Miner 1855-1870

St. JAMES: North Islander 1850-1856

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1845-1922
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39915
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Michigan Historical Collections Web Archives

Alternative Titles
MHCWA, MHC
Description

Provides access to past versions of web sites of historically-significant religious, governmental, educational, cultural, and activist organizations and institutions from the State of Michigan.  Created and maintained by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.  Once a web site begins to be covered, new versions of it are captured and preserved at regular intervals.  Coverage is continuously expanding to additional Michigan web sites.  Archived copies of web sites are made available six months after the date of capture.

Type
Database
Coverage
2010 - 6 months ago (Date at which archiving began varies by individual web site. Archived copies of web sites are made available six months after date of capture.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31526
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Newspaper Archive: Academic Library Edition

Alternative Titles
Newspaperarchive.com, NewspaperARCHIVES.com, NewspaperARCHIVE, NewspaperARCHIVES, NA, NA.com, NA: ALE, NAALE
Access.NewspaperARCHIVE.com, Access Newspaper Archive, Access Newspaper Archives, ANA
Description

Newspaper Archive: Academic Library Edition is a database of mainly English-language historical newspapers starting from 1607 and going to the present.  The database consists of digital images of original newspaper pages scanned from microfilm, which have been processed with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to permit searching by keyword.  The quality of the scanned images, and hence the accuracy of the keyword searching, varies widely.

The largest number of holdings is from 1880-2010 and is mainly from the United States, Canada, England, and Ireland, although there are some newspapers from other countries in other languages.  More information about the holdings is at http://newspaperarchive.com/.  

Please note:  The holdings will list broad ranges of dates but NewspaperArchive.com does not necessarily contain all the issues in that time period.  For instance, it lists the holding for Chicago’s News Journal as 1923-1977, yet has no issues from 1929 to 1968.  Use the Browse tab to find more precise holdings information for specific titles.

To limit results to a particular state in America, you must first choose the United States as a country, and then the state you would like to search.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1607 - (Varies widely by newspaper and is often spotty)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11821
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Detroit Free Press, 1831-1999

Alternative Titles
Freep, DFP
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, PQHN
Democratic Free Press & Michigan Intelligencer, Daily Free Press, Semi Weekly Free Press, Detroit Daily Free Press
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of the Detroit Free Press newspaper, from the first issue on May 5, 1831 through December 31, 1999.  Reproduces the complete full text of every issue in its original printed form, in full page images digitized from microfilm. 

Note:  This backfile is comprised of 2 parts that are indexed and presented differently:  

  • The earlier part (1831-1922) provides PDFs of individual articles, and permits searches limited to article title and article author fields, as well as searches across the entire full text and by the original section and page numbers.  
  • The later part (1923-1999) provides PDFs only of whole pages, and permits searching only across the entire full text and by simplified page numbers (where each issue is paginated from the first page of the first section to the last page of the last section in a single numeric sequence starting with 1, regardless of what the original section and page numbers were).  To make it easier to see on the whole pages where the articles matching your search appear, the entered search terms are suppose to appear highlighted on the whole page PDFs; however, this highlighting feature does not yet work on the Chrome web browser, nor on any Apple device.

Searching across both parts combined (the default) is limited to searching across the entire full text and by simplified page numbers.  If preferred, each part can be searched separately using the links above.

Technical note:  Highlighting of search terms on whole page PDFs provided in the later part (1923-1999) currently works only on Windows devices with the Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers.

Background:  The Detroit Free Press published its first edition before Michigan entered statehood and when wild animals outnumbered the people living in the city. Its editor assigned a writer to walk the waterfront and record the shipping news each day, creating the first news “beat.” The Free Press also was the first U.S. newspaper to print a regular Sunday edition and the first to publish court testimony. It sent reporters to Civil War battlefields to describe the action, set up a Washington bureau to report on politics, and was the first American newspaper published in Europe when it began a London edition in 1881.

The Detroit Free Press witnessed the arrival of former slaves and the influx of Polish, German, Irish, and Italian immigrants to Michigan. It watched the mining and timber industries bring industry and wealth to the state. The publication witnessed the birth of the automotive industry and products such as Vernors Ginger Ale and Faygo pop. And, it followed Detroit Tiger’s baseball player Ty Cobb as he set record after record.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11595
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Gannett Newsstand

Alternative Titles
Gannett News Stand
ProQuest Newsstand
Description

A supplement to ProQuest Newsstand providing separate access to 85 full-text newspapers from 30 U.S. states, and 7 U.S. military newspapers, published by Gannett Co. Inc.  Includes five Michigan newspapers:  Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, Battle Creek Enquirer, Port Huron Times Herald, and Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.  Also includes assorted other U.S. newspapers, such as Cincinnati Enquirer, Louisville Courier-Journal, Des Moines Register, Honolulu Advertiser, Indianapolis Star, Pacific Daily News (Guam), Reno Gazette-Journal, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle, Tallahassee Democrat, The Tennessean (Nashville), and Tuscon Citizen.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1999 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11437
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Access World News: Michigan [NewsBank]

Alternative Titles
America's Newspapers: Michigan
AWN: MI
Description

Full text of over 60 Michigan newspapers including Ann Arbor News (2003-2009), Detroit News (1999- ), and Flint Journal (1995- ), as well as Bay City Times, Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette, Michigan Chronicle, Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News, Traverse City Record-Eagle, etc.  Includes text only--no photos, charts or ads.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1995 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10475
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Michigan Report (Gongwer)

Alternative Titles
Gongwer News Service
Michigan Report (Gongwer News Service)
Description
Provides detailed coverage of every bill in the Michigan Legislature and closely tracks the activities of the executive and judicial branches. Daily news reports on Michigan issues. Includes House and Senate Activity Reports and other legislative documents.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1993-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10415
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PressReader (formerly Library PressDisplay)

Alternative Titles
PressReader, Press Reader, PR
Library Press Display, LPD
NewspaperDirect, Newspaper Direct, ND
Description

Access to issues from the last 60 days of over 7,000 newspapers and magazines in 60+ languages from over 100 countries worldwide. Includes the same content in the same layout as the print editions of the newspapers and magazines. Some titles have "SmartNavigation" permitting individual articles to be printed out or heard in an audio version.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
Most recent 60 days only.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9493
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