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Resources for Colored Conventions Research at the University of Delaware

Search library databases and free websites for articles in historical newspapers of the nineteenth century.

Full-Text Historical Newspapers

Newspapers Found Within Larger Collections

Other Publications of Interest

Newspapers on Microfilm

Microforms are photographic reproductions of printed materials in reduced size. In order to be read, they must be enlarged by a machine. Microform equipment includes digital microform scanners, reader/printers, and some manual fiche and film readers.

The UD Library has the microfilm set Negro Newspapers on Microfilm. The set includes African American titles in the American Antiquarian Society, filmed by Library of Congress (roughly 1883 to 1931, with a few dating back to 1865 and up to 1946). Approximately 100 titles. Most are small runs; several titles may appear on one roll.

Sample titles include:
Frederick Douglass' Paper (Microfilm no. 2210, reel 11/title 9)
Weekly Anglo-African (Microfilm no. 2210, reel 5/title 3 (coverage 1859-1860); Microfilm no. 2258 (coverage 1861-1862)