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Newspapers of the American Revolution

The following is a list of newspapers, available in micro-format in Government Information, Maps and Microform Services (2nd floor East Tower of Wells Library), that were published during the American Revolutionary Era. This era is defined as beginning in 1763 with the end of the French & Indian War, and ending in 1789 with the start of a new national government under the guidance of George Washington. Only those titles held at the IUB Wells Library are included. Many of these holdings are incomplete so, please check IUCAT for specifics.


Authenticated, electronic access to most of these newspapers is available through Early American Newspapers.


For additional information see U.S. Library of Congress. Periodical Literature on the American Revolution, 1895-1970. LC 2.2: Am 3/3 1895-1970.


A select number of historical newspapers are now available online through the Library of Congress' Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers database. Full text coverage is currently available for newspapers published between 1900-1910. You can find information about several newspapers published since 1690 but full text is not yet available.



Click on the state you are interested in to see a listing of its Revolutionary Era newspapers.

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Connecticut

Collier's Litchfield Weekly Monitor MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT10 Jan. 7-Feb. 11 1788
Connecticut Courant MFMFLM-- AN33 1764-1779
Connecticut Courant MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT3 Oct. 29 1764-July 20 1773; Oct. 19 1773-May 31 1774
Connecticut Courant and Hartford Weekly Intelligencer MFMFLM-- AN33 1774-1778
Connecticut Courant, and the Weekly Intelligencer MFMFLM-- AN33 1779-1789
Connecticut Courant, and the Weekly Intelligencer MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT3 1778-1789
Connecticut Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT2 1787-1789
Connecticut Gazette; and the Universal Intelligencer MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT2 Jan. 14 1774-May 4 1787
Connecticut Journal MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT9 1775-1820
Connecticut Journal and New-Haven Post-Boy MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT9 1767-1775
Fairfield Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.F35 F35 Feb 1786-Sept 1789
Litchfield Weekly Monitor MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT10 June 23, 1788
Middlesex Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT4 1785-1787
Middlesex Gazette, or, Federal Adviser. MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT4 1787-1789
New Haven Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT1 1784-1786
New-Haven Chronicle MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT1 1786-1787
New-Haven Gazette, and the Connecticut Magazine MFMFLM-- AP41 Reel 20 1786-1788
New-Haven Gazette, and the Connecticut Magazine MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT1 1786-1789
New-London Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT2 Nov. 18 1763-Oct. 1 1773
Norwich Packet MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT7 1777-1779
Norwich Packet and the Connecticut, Massachusetts, New-Hampshire, and
Rhode-Island Weekly Advertiser
MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT7 Nov. 4 1773-Dec. 22 1777
Norwich Packet, or, the Chronicle of Freedom. MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT7 1783-1785
Norwich Packet; and the Weekly Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT7 1779-1782
Norwich-Packet, or, the Country Journal MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT7 1785-1789
Weekly Monitor MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E115 CT10 1785-1789

Georgia

Georgia Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E12 GA1 1763-1770

Kentucky

Kentucke Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2 .K3 Aug. 1787-Mar 1789
Kentucky Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2 .K3 1789

Maine

Cumberland Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.P77 C8 July 1786-Dec. 1789

Maryland

Palladium of Freedom, or, the Baltimore Daily Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E128 MD3 Aug. 1787

Massachusetts

American Herald MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA5 1784-1788
American Herald and the Worcester Recorder MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA5 1788-1789
American Herald, and the General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA5 1784
American Recorder, and the Charlestown Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.C475 A4 1785-1787
Boston Evening-Post, and the General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA5 1781-1784
Boston News-Letter and New-England Chronicle MFMFLM-- AN7 1763-1765
Boston News-Letter and New-England Chronicle MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA2 1762-1763
Boston Post-boy & advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA11 1763-1769
Boston Weekly News-Letter MFMFLM-- AN7 1766-1770
Censor MFMFLM-- AN2.B7 B7 1771-1772
Censor MFMFLM-- AP41 Reel 8 1771-1772
Continental Journal, and Weekly Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA13 1776-1787
Courier de Boston MFMFLM-- AP41 Reel 10 1789
Courier de Boston, affiches,
annonces, et avis.
MFMFLM-- AN21.B7 C6 1789
Essex Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA8 1768-1775
Essex Journal & New-Hampshire Packet MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA35 1786-1789
Essex Journal and Merrimack Packet, or, the Massachusetts and
New-Hampshire General Advertiser
MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA35 1773-1775
Essex Journal and the Massachusetts and New-Hampshire General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA35 1784-1786
Essex Journal, and New-Hampshire Packet MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA35 1775-1776
Essex Journal, or, New-Hampshire Packet MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA35 1775
Essex Journal, or, the Massachusetts and New-Hampshire General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA35 1775
Essex Journal, or, the New-Hampshire Packet, and the Weekly Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA35 1776
Herald of Freedom, and the Federal Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA6 1788-1789
Independent Chronicle MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA16 1776
Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA16 1776-1801
Independent Ledger and American Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA14 1778-1786
Massachusetts Centinel MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA15 1784-1789
Massachusetts Centinel, and the Republican Journal. MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA15 1784
Massachusetts Gazette MFMFLM-- AN7 July-oct 1788
Massachusetts Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA9 1785-1788
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston News-Letter MFMFLM-- AN7 1763-1768
Massachusetts Gazette, and the Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA11 1769-1775
Massachusetts Gazette: and the Boston Weekly News-Letter MFMFLM-- AN7 1766-1788
Massachusetts Gazette: and the Boston Weekly News-Letter MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA2 Sep. 28 1769-Feb. 29 1776
Massachusetts Spy, or, American Oracle of Liberty MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA19 1775-1778
Massachusetts Spy, or, Thomas's Boston Journal MFMFLM-- AN2.B7 B7 1772-1775
New-England Chronicle MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA8 1776
New-England Chronicle, or, the Essex Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA8 1775-1776
Plymouth Journal, and the Massachusetts Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.P74 P5 1785-1786
Salem Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA9 1781-1785
Salem Mercury MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA20 1788-1789
Salem Mercury: Political, Commercial, and Moral MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA20 1786-1788
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy, or, American Oracle of Liberty MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA19 1778-1781
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy, or, the Worcester Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E13 MA19 1781-1789
Western Star, the MFMFLM-- AN2.S73 W47 Dec. 1789
Worcester Magazine MFMFLM-- AP41 Reel 33 1786-1788

New Hampshire

Exeter Journal, or, New Hampshire Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.E95 E9 Feb-May 1778
Exeter Journal, or, the New-Hampshire Gazette and Tuesday's General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.E95 E9 1778-1779
Fowle's New-Hampshire Gazette and General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E14 NH9 1784-1787
Freeman's Journal, or, New-Hampshire Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E14 NH9 1776-1778
Hampshire Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.N55 H2 Sept. 1786-Dec. 1789
New Hampshire Spy MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E14 NH13 1786-1789
New-Hampshire Gazette and General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E14 NH9 1781-1789
New-Hampshire Gazette and Historical Chronicle MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E14 NH9 1763-1776
New-Hampshire Gazette, or, State Journal and General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E14 NH9 1778-1781
New-Hampshire Mercury and General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E14 NH1 1784-1788
New-Hampshire Recorder and the Weekly Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.K25 N49 Aug. 1787-Dec. 1789
Osborne's New-Hampshire Spy MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E14 NH13 1789

New Jersey

New-Jersey Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E144 NJ1 1777-1786
New-Jersey Journal, and Political Intelligencer MFMFLM-- AN2.E4 N4 May 1786-Dec 1789
Newport Herald MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E16 RI1 1787-1789
Political Intelligencer and New-Jersey Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.N394 N4 1783-1786

New York

Albany Journal, or, the Montgomery,
Washington and Columbia Intelligencer
MFMFLM-- AN2.A32 A4 Feb 1788-May 1789
Constitutional Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY19 Aug. 9 1775-Aug. 28 1776
Daily Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY38 1787-1789
Daily Advertiser, Political, Commercial, and Historical MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY38 1785
Daily Advertiser; Political, Historical, and Commercial MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY38 1785-1787
Impartial Gazetteer, and
Saturday's Evening Post
MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 W3 May-Sept. 1788
Impartial Gazetteer, and
Saturday's Evening Post
MFMFLM-- AP80 Reel 561 1788
Independent Gazette, or, the New-York Journal Revived MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N69 dec 1783-mar 1784
Independent Journal, or, the General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 I5 1783-1788
Independent New-York Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N69 nov/dec 1783
Loudon's New-York Packet MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N8 1784-1786
New York Packet, and the American Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N8 nov 1783-nov.1784
New-York Chronicle MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY19 May 8 1769-Jan. 4 1770
New-York Daily Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 I52 Dec 1788-Dec1789
New-York Gazette, and the Weekly Mercury MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY5 1768-1783
New-York Gazetteer, or, Northern Intelligencer MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N6 1782-1784
New-York Journal, and Daily Patriotic Register MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N7 Mar 1784-Dec 1787
New-York Journal, and State Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N7 1784-1785
New-York Journal, and the General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N7 1785
New-York Journal, and Weekly Register MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N7 1787-Dec 1789
New-York Journal, or, General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN11 1766-1768
New-York Journal, or, General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY21 1766-1776
New-York Journal, or, The weekly Register MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N7 1785-1787
New-York Packet MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 N8 May 1785-Jan. 1792
New-York Weekly Museum MFMFLM-- AN2.N5 W3 Sept 1788-Dec 1789
New-York Weekly Museum MFMFLM-- AP80 Reel 561 1788-1789
Rivington's New York Loyal Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY1 1777
Rivington's New-York gazette, and Universal Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY1 1783
Rivington's New-York Gazetteer or, the Connecticut, New-Jersey,
Hudson's-River, and Quebec Weekly Advertiser
MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY1 1773-1775; 1777
Royal Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY1 1777-1783

North Carolina

North-Carolina Magazine, or, Universal Intelligencer MFMFLM-- AP41 Reel 23 1764-1765

Pennsylvania

American Herald, and General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.P54 A35 June-July 1784
Carey's Pennsylvania Evening Herald MFMFLM-- AN13 Jan 1785-Dec 1786
Carlisle Gazette, and the Western Repository of Knowledge MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA7 1785-1789
Dunlap's Pennsylvania Packet, or, the General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN19 1771-1776
Dunlap's Pennsylvania Packet, or, the General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA14 1773-1777
Federal Gazette, and Philadelphia Evening Post MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA9 1788-1789
Freeman's Journal, or, the North-American Intelligencer MFMFLM-- AN9 1781-1789
Freeman's Journal, or, the North-American Intelligencer MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA8 1781-1789
Gazette of the United States MFMFLM-- AN54 Apr-Dec 1789
Henrich Millers Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA11 May 23-Sep. 5 1775; Nov. 24 1775-Dec. 3 1776; Apr. 16 1777-May 26 1779
Independent gazetteer, or, the Chronicle of Freedom MFMFLM-- AN10 1782-1789
Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN12 1767-1774
Pennsylvania Evening Herald, and the American Monitor MFMFLM-- AN13 1785-1786
Pennsylvania Evening Post MFMFLM-- AN16 1775-1779
Pennsylvania Evening Post MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA3 1775-1781
Pennsylvania Evening Post, and Daily Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA3 1783-1784
Pennsylvania Evening Post, and Public Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA3 1781-1783
Pennsylvania Gazette and Weekly Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN17 1779-1789
Pennsylvania Herald, and General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN13 Nov. 1785-Feb. 1788
Pennsylvania ledger, or, The Philadelphia market-day advertiser MFMFLM-- AN14 1777-1778
Pennsylvania Ledger, or, the Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, & New-Jersey Weekly Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN14 1775-1776
Pennsylvania Ledger, or, the Weekly Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN14 1777
Pennsylvania Ledger, or, the Weekly Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA20 1777
Pennsylvania Mercury and Universal Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN15 1784-1789
Pennsylvania Mercury and Universal Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA15 Aug. 1784-Nov. 1786; Feb. 1787-1789
Pennsylvania Mercury; and the Universal Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA29 1775
Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN19 1781-1789
Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA14 1784-1789
Pennsylvania Packet, and General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN19 1783-1784
Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN19 1771-1773
Pennsylvania Packet, or, the General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN19 1776-1780
Pennsylvania Packet, or, the General Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA14 1777-1783
Pennsylvanische Gazette, Oder Der Allgemeine Amerikanische Zeitungs MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA29 Feb. 3 1779
Penny Post MFMFLM-- AP41 Reel 24 1769
Royal Pennsylvania Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.P54 R6 mar-may 1778
Story & Humphreys's Pennsylvania Mercury, and Universal Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA29 Apr. 14-Dec. 22 1775
Wöchentliche Pennsylvanische Staatsbote MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA11 Jan. 1768-Oct. 1770; Feb. 12 1771-Dec. 1 1772; Mar. 16-Sep. 7 1773; Dec. 14 1773-May 16 1775
Wöchentliche Philadelphische Staatsbote MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E154 PA11 1762-1767

Rhode Island

American Journal, and General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.P93 A4 1779-1781
Gazette Françoise MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E16 RI1 Nov. 17-Dec. 30 1780
Providence Gazette, and Country Journal MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E16 RI3 1762-1795
Royal Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E15 NY1 1777-1783
United States Chronicle, Political, Commercial, and Historical. MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E16 RI2 1784-1789

South Carolina

Charleston Evening Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 C4 July 1785-Oct 1786
Charleston Morning Post, and Daily Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 S6 Jan 1786-Aug 1787
Charlestown Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2 .S74 reel 9 1778-1780
Chronicle of Liberty, or, the Republican Intelligencer MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E165 SC2 Mar. 25, 1783
City Gazette, and the Daily Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 S6 1787-1788
Columbian Herald, or the Patriotic Courier of North-America MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E165 SC1 1784-1785
Columbian Herald, or, the Independent Courier of North-America MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E165 SC1 1785-1789
Gazette of the State of South-Carolina MFMFLM-- AN2 .S74 reel 7 1777-1780
Royal Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2 .S74 reel 11-12 1781-1782
Royal South-Carolina Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2 .S74 reel 11 1780-1782
South Carolina State Gazette and Daily Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 S5 Nov. 1784-July 1785
South Carolina State Gazette, and General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 S5 Oct. -Nov. 1784
South-Carolina & American General Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2 .S74 reel 9-11 1764-1781
South-Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 S5 1783-1785
South-Carolina Gazette, and Public Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 S6 Mar. 1784-Jan. 1785
South-Carolina Gazette; and Country Journal MFMFLM-- AN2 .S74 reel 7-9 1769-1773
South-Carolina Gazette; and Country Journal MFMFLM-- AN2 .S7 1765-1774
South-Carolina Weekly Advertiser MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E165 SC2 Feb-Apr 1783
South-Carolina Weekly Gazette MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 S6 1783-1786
State Gazette of South-Carolina MFMFLM-- AN2.C4 S64 Mar 1785-Dec. 1786

Virginia

Norfolk and Portsmouth Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E173 VA3 1789

Vermont

Vermont Gazette MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E17 VT8 1784-1789
Vermont Gazette, or, Freemen's Depository MFMPRINT-- AN2 .E17 VT8 1783-1784
Vermont Journal and the Universal Advertiser MFMFLM-- AN2.W78 V4 1783-1789


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