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Indiana Newspaper Holdings Guide


The Indiana State Library maintains a microfilm archive of newspapers from around the state.  Use the Indiana Newspaper Microfilm Holdings index in Indiana Legacy to search our collection.

The Indiana State Library has a small collection of Out-of-State Microfilm Holdings.

The Indiana newspaper microfilm archive is located on the 2nd floor of the Indiana State Library and is open to the public.  Bring a flash drive and save at no charge, or it is $0.25 to print.  Most of these reels are available to be borrowed through inter-library loan.

Digitized Historic Indiana Newspapers:

Some historic Indiana newspapers have been digitized and can be accessed for free from any computer through Hoosier State Chronicles.

Indiana residents have access to a selection of papers for free through INSPIRE.  This is made possible by a partnership between the Indiana State Library and Go to INSPIRE and look for the logo.

To see a full list of freely-accessible digitized historic Indiana newspapers please visit the Hoosier State Chronicles blog. See also, Marist College's listing of digitized African American newspapers.

Subscription-accessible historic newspaper databases available within the Indiana State Library:

Indianapolis Star (1903-Present) – ProQuest 


Print newspaper collection

Original Print Indianapolis Newspaper Holdings

Original Print Non-Indianapolis Newspaper Holdings

Questions or concerns? If you have any questions, please contact the Indiana Collection using the Ask a Librarian service, or call 317-232-3670.

IN LM 1-3-2023