Chicago has a rich history of newspapers that precedes its incorporation as a city. Beginning with the establishment of the Chicago Democrat in 1833 there has been a steady stream of newspapers, large and small, some focused for specific communities and some serving the entire population.
This guide provides a background on newspapers in Chicago, where to locate newspapers, general information on historical newspapers and sources for further research. The navigation menu on the left will provide you with links to various aspects of newspaper research with a focus on Chicago.
Please note that while each archival collection will note the institution where it can be viewed, the books do not. Clicking on the title's WorldCat link will bring up a list of libraries in your area that have the book.