Skip to Main Content

FAMST 101F: Historical Newspapers

Local Papers

UCSB LIBRARY

  • Santa Barbara gazette (1855-1857) - available online
  • Santa Barbara News-Press -  available on microfilm in the Main Library
  • Santa Barbara Area newspapers (SBHC Mss 50) - available by appointment at Special Research Collections 

CALIFORNIA DIGITAL NEWSPAPER COLLECTION (CDNC) - available online, requires a free account to access

  • Santa Barbara Morning Press (1872-1922)
  • Santa Barbara Weekly Press (1869-1913)

SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Online access to historical Santa Barbara newspapers on-site at the Library or through paid subscription to Newspapers.com.

UCSB LIBRARY

CALIFORNIA DIGITAL NEWSPAPER COLLECTION (CDNC) - available online, requires a free account to access

  • Lompoc Journal (1894-1918)
  • Lompoc Review (1919-1932)

SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Online access to historical Santa Barbara County newspapers on-site at the Library or through paid subscription to Newspapers.com includes

  • Carpinteria Herald (1911-1986)
  • Goleta Valley Leader (1938-1942)
  • Goleta Valley Review (1942-1951)
  • Goleta Valley Times (1954-1958)
  • Goleta Gazette-Citizen (1958-1968)
  • Goleta Valley Sun (1969-1973)
  • Goleta Sun (1972-1984)

UCSB Student Newspapers are available online at the Alexandria Research Library and in print at Special Research Collections.

  • Daily Nexus (1971-2001)
  • UCSB Daily Nexus (1970-1971)
  • El Gaucho (1934-1970)
  • El Gauchito (Summer sessions 1935-1965)
  • Roadrunner (1930-1934)
  • Stray Feathers (Summer sessions 1932-1934)
  • The Eagle (1923-1930)

United States

UCSB LIBRARY:

UCSB Library offers access to many historical U.S. newspapers through the ProQuest News and Newspapers Databases.

Pay particular attention to databases titles that begin with "ProQuest Historical Newspapers"

OTHER SOURCES:

  • Reveal Digital - historical newspapers available online including American Prison Newspapers and alternative press publications
  • Chronicling America - many historical papers are available online through the Library of Congress (see "All digitized newspapers")
  • Historic LGBTQIA+ Periodicals and Newspapers - many available online through the Library of Congress
  • Historical African American Newspapers Available Online - list made by Marist College Librarian, not all may accessible to you