Newspapers at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress's digital newspaper collection.

America’s Historical Newspapers.

At the Library of Congress’s digital site, you can research american government and politics topics of all sorts.

Here you can research countless American newspapers by era, etc. They also have a “100 Years Ago Today” feature, with several historical newspapers from that day available in a click or two.

Select an edition of this day’s newspaper, from your home town or state if possible, and discover what news was worthy on this day 100 years ago.  Then answer the questions below.

 

Questions:

1. What were the top stories?

2. How did journalists compose a story back then?

3. What was the look of a newspaper at the time?

4. How did they differ then from now?