Historical Newspapers

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    There are a number of ways to access historical newspapers. Yakima Valley Libraries has limited runs of past newspapers, some of which are available online. You can also find microfilmed issues available at Yakima Central Library. Bound copies of local newspapers are available by appointment.

    Digital copies of selected newspapers are available online at the links provided below. Some websites provide digital images of an entire page of the paper. You search by date; some sites will allow you to do word searches on the page being displayed. Other sites index and present information as articles, allowing you to search by topic.


    Local resources

    Yakima Valley Libraries Digital Repository: Historical Newspapers

    Newspapers available on microfilm At Yakima Central Library

    Print newspapers – current  

    Newspaper Archive: Bound print copies of local newspapers (available by appointment):

    Toppenish Review: 1911-1921; 1923-1951; 1953-2001.
    Review-Independent: 2001-2017
    Wapato Independent: 1910-1943; 1960-2002.
    Yakima Valley Business Journal: 1991-2004; 2006-2012.
    Toppenish Tribune: 1917-1933.
    Viva: 1984-2004; July 2005-2012.
    Viva Tri-Cities: 1997-1999.
    Selah Independent: July 2007 to 2010.
    Zillah Mirror: April 1923 – Feb. 1939; Sept. 1946 – March 1948; July 1950 – Dec. 1950.
    Yakima Valley Mirror: Jan. 1951 to April 1971
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    National and Regional resources

    Washington Online Historical Newspapers

    Chronicling America

    Small Town Papers

    Historic Newspapers in Washington

    An index of  Historical American Newspaper sites

    Washington State Newspaper Archives