These treasures can be found either via online searches or by browsing microfilm and/or newsprint at libraries and archives.
On this website, I have written profusely about researching old newspapers, and have also kept readers informed as to online links that can be accessed to find ancestor articles - mostly for the U.S. and Canada, but from time to time, links to collections from all over the world.
I don't pass judgment on the features and quality of these online collections, because I leave that up to the reader to decide.
But in the interest of informing readers about collections that I feel are noteworthy, I will be highlighting some of these collections in this series.
What makes this site noteworthy is that it is that the Center and all of its partners have collected these historical newspapers and made them available as a state-wide set. In most other states there indeed are collegiate newspapers available online, but other states have not made a collection available in one place. Below is a list of the available student newspapers in the collection.
- Atlantic Christian College Student Newspaper
- Bennett College Student Newspaper
- Black Ink (Black Student Movement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Brevard College Student Newspaper
- Chowan University Student Newspaper
- Elizabeth City State University Student Newspaper
- Elon University Student Newspaper
- Fayetteville State University Student Newspaper
- Flora Macdonald College Student Newspaper
- Gardner-Webb University Student Newspaper
- Gaston College Student Newspaper
- The Guilfordian (Greensboro, N.C.)
- Louisburg College Student Newspaper
- Methodist University Student Newspaper
- N.C. Essay (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
- North Carolina Central University Student Newspaper
- North Carolina Wesleyan College Student Newspaper
- Presbyterian Junior College Student Newspaper
- Rutherford College Student Newspaper
- Saint Augustine’s University Student Newspaper
- Southeastern Community College Student Newspaper
- St. Andrews University Student Newspaper
- UNCW Today (University of North Carolina Wilmington Alumni Newsletter)
- The University of North Carolina News Letter
- University of North Carolina Wilmington Student Newspaper
- University of North Carolina at Asheville Student Newspaper
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Newspaper
- Wayne Community College Student Newspaper
- Weaver College Student Newspaper
- Wilkes Community College Student Newspaper
- Winston-Salem State University Student Newspaper
Congratulations to the state of North Carolina for collecting all of these newspapers from different colleges and universities and making them available for research.... all in one place.
This is why I am choosing this collection as the "Online Historical Newspaper Collection of the Day".
For information about how to best perform newspaper research, and thousands of links to free online collections throughout the world, check out the Newspapers! page on The Ancestor Hunt website.