African-American Newspapers in Green Library
There is a companion guide to African-American periodicals
Ethnic Newswatch | African
American Newspapers: the 19th century | Academic
Guides, Directories & Indexes
- Ethnic NewsWatch. CD-ROM. 1989-. Fulltext coverage.
- Newspaper & Periodical Abstracts (formerly Newspapers Abstracts). DIALOG File nos. 484, 603, respectively. 1984-. Selective indexing to UMI's Black Newspaper Collection. Print version: Index to Black Newspapers, 1977- (E185.5.A12I5 NEWS at UC Berkeley library).
- Abajian, James. Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects. (3 vols., 1977) Z1361.N39 A28f - Reference. The list of newspapers indexed in highly selective and somewhat idiosyncratic, with emphasis on those published in California and other western states.
- The Kaiser Index to Black Resources, 1948-1986. (5 vols., 1992) Z1361.N39 K34 - Reference. Derived from a file compiled at the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture of the New York Public Library, indexes for the period covered a number of papers such as the Bililalian News, (Baltimore) Afro-American, Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier, New York Age, New York Amsterdam News, and Muhammad Speaks.
- A Reference Guide to Afro-American Publications & Editors 1827-1945, 1993, Z6944.N39.P63.
- Index to the Schomburg Clipping File, Z1361.N39.S373 1986 f. Accompanying microfiche collection located at U.C.L.A.
- Tuskegee Institute News Clipping File, 1899-1966. The microfilm is at UC Berkeley Library. A copy of the guide to the collection is in the Reference Collection: E185.A12.K5 (Guide to the Tuskegee Institute News ...). The file contains hundreds of thousands of clippings from over 300 newspapers.
- Negro Newspapers on Microfilm. This is a film collection of over 200 Black newspapers owned by the Library of Congress (LC) from the mid-1800's to the mid-1950's. The film is available on loan fron LC. The guide (Negro Newspapers on Microfilm) is in the Reference Collection: Z6944.N39.P7.
- Pride, Armistead Scott. A Register and History of Negro Newspapers in the United States, 1827-1950. (1950) PN4888.N4 P7 - Reference. Provides the most comprehensive listing of newspapers up to 1950.
- Campbell, Georgetta Merritt. Extant Collections of Early Black Newspapers: A Research Guide to the Black Press, 1880-1915, With an Index to the Boston Guardian, 1902-1904. (1981) PN4882.5 A12C3 - Reference.
- Bullock, Penelope L. The Afro-American Periodical Press, 1838-1909. (1981) PN4882.5 B8 - Stack. Includes details of publication and locations in many instances.
- Wisconsin. University-Madison. Library. Black Periodicals and Newspapers: A Union List of Holdings in Libraries of the University of Wisconsin and the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, compiled by Neil E. Strache, et. al. (2nd ed., 1979) Z1361.N39W59 - Reference.
- Newspapers and Periodicals by and about Black People: Southeastern Library Holdings. (1978) Z1361.N39N67 - Reference.
- The Black Press in the South, 1865-1979, edited by Henry Lewis Suggs. (1983) PN4882.5 B54 - Stack.
- Wolseley, Roland Edgar. The Black Press, U.S.A. (2nd ed., 1990) PN4882.5 W64 - Stack.
- Thompson, Julius Eric. The Black Press in Mississippi, 1865-1985: A Directory. (1988) Z1361.N39T52 - Stack.
- Grose, Charles William. Black Newspapers in Texas, 1868-1970. (1972) PN4882.5 G76 - Stack.
African American Newspapers At Stanford
- (Baltimore) Afro-American, 1893 to date. MFILM (ALPHA).
- (New York) Amsterdam News, 1922 to date. MFILM N.S. 152
- New York Age, 1905-1911 and 1914-1960. MFILM N.S. 894.
- A.M. News (Chicago), 1982. MFILM N.S. 1674. Continues World Muslim News; con't by A.M. Journal.
- A.M. Journal (Chicago), 1982-85. MFILM 1674. Continues A.M. News; con't by Muslim Journal.
- Bililalian News, 1976-1981. Continues Muhammad Speaks; con't by World Muslim News.
- Birmingham World, 1945-1968. HOOVER MFILM N253.
- The Black Panther, 1968-80. MFILM N.S.12629. Official organ of the Black Panther Party. Hoover Library has incomplete physical run from 1967-78, and the Underground Press Collection in Hoover has incomplete holdings on microfilm for the period 1967-74.
- Broad Ax (Salt Lake City & Chicago), 1895-1927. MFILM N.S. 10890.
- Chicago Defender, 1909-1911, and 1912-1969. MFILM N.S. 10887.
- The Colored American (Washington, D.C.), 1898-1904. MFILM N.S. 10947.
- The Elevator (San Francisco), 1865-1898. MFILM N.S. 2742.
- Frederick Douglass Paper, (Also titled North Star), 1851-1860. MFILM N.S. 1146.
- Freeman (Indianapolis), 1886-1916. MFILM N.S. 10888.
- Los Angeles Sentinel, 1946 to date. MFILM (ALPHA).
- Michigan Chronicle, [1942-43] and 1943-46. Hoover Library has physical run.
- Milwaukee Courier, 1964-1977. MFILM (ALPHA).
- Muhammad Speaks (Chicago), 1960-75. MFILM 12627. The leading publication of the Black Muslims (The Nation of Islam). Continued by Bililalian News, q.v. above. Hoover Library also has a partial run of Muhammad Speaks on film (Mfilm S110).
- Muslim Journal (Chicago), 1985 to date. MFILM 1674. Continues A.M. Journal, q.v. above.
- New National Era (Washington D.C.), 1870-74. MFILM N.S. 12508.
- Norfolk Journal & Guide, 1916/17 and 1921 to date. MFILM (ALPHA).
- North Star see Frederick Douglass Paper, above.
- Pacific Appeal (San Francisco) 1862-1880. MFILM N.S. 1076.
- Pittsburgh Courier, 1911-1912 and 1923 to date. MFILM N.S. 2793.
- New National Era (Washington, D.C.), 1870-1874. MFILM N.S. 12508.
- Washington Bee (Washington, D.C.), 1882-1922. MFILM N.S. 10889.
- World Muslim News (Chicago), 1981-1982. MFILM N.S. 1674. Continues Bililalian News; con't by A.M.News.
Newspapers or news clippings are also included in the following microform collections:
Miscellaneous Negro Newspapers. MFILM N.S. 2773. Scattered and incomplete runs, often a single issue or a few issues from one year, filmed by Library of Congress. Included are the following titles:
- Afro American Advance (Minneapolis & St. Paul), 1899 and 1900.
- Afro Independent (St. Paul & Minneapolis), 1888.
- Aliened American (Cleveland), 1853.
- Arkansas Freeman, 1869.
- L'Union (New Orleans), 1862-1864.
- National Savings Bank, (Washington, D.C.), 1868.
- The Advance (Wilmington, Delaware), 1900.
- The Free American, (Columbus, Ohio), 1887.
- The Midland Express (Boydon, Va.), 1893.
- The Minneapolis Observer, 1890.
- The Negro World (Knoxville & St. Paul), 1891-92 and 1900.
- The Weekly Review (New Albany, Indiana), 1881.
- Twin City American (Minneapolis & St. Paul), 1899.
The Claude A. Barnett Papers. (Chicago Historical Society) MFILM N.S. 4067 - Microtext Room, with printed guide: The Claude A. Barnett Papers: The Associted Negro Press, 1928-1964 (PN4841.A73M44). Part 1: Associated Negro Press News Releases, 1928-1964. Part 2: Associated Negro Press Organizational Files, 1920-1966. Part 3: Subject Files on Black Americans, 1918-1967. Barnett was the founder of the Associated Negro Press (ANP), the oldest and largest black press service in the United States, and this collection provides substantial coverage of activities within the black communities around the country, as well as national stories dealing with matters of concern to African Americans.