Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive

The Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive is a freely accessible web resource developed and hosted by Penn State University Libraries. The archive provides access to the Commonwealth’s historical newspapers as a single portal for all digitized Pennsylvania newspapers.   

This site runs on open source code developed through the Open Online Newspaper Initiative (Open ONI) and supports the use of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) to share standards for presenting digital newspaper data, to improve the research experience when searching, and to provide the means to share newspaper content across repositories. 

Please note that some of the newspapers found in this site are also available via the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database and University Libraries’ PA Civil War Era Newspapers.