The classic work for US Newspaper research provides over 2120 entries for newspaper titles published between 1690 and 1920. Included in the entries is information on who published the paper, ownership and title history as well as libraries and holders of paper copies (these holdings notes date from the early to mid 20th century and may no longer be accurate).
Early American Newspapers
American Antiquarian Society; Readex Microprint Corporation
Richard A. Schwarzlose Encyclopedia of Chicago
Chicago : Chicago Historical Society : Newberry Library ; Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University, 2005.
Written by John McPhaul, a reporter for the Herald Examiner, the Daily Illustrated Times and the Sun Times for over 40 years, this book details many famous stories and incidents of Chicago Journalism from its earliest days through the 1950s.
Interspersed with the stories is a history of the evolution of newspapers in Chicago.