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#1 Citizen

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:46 PM

Has anyone run across any online newspaper archives that contain free access to game coverage of NFL games prior to 1990?

A number of papers have their old content archived, but charge a fee to view beyond the lede paragraph.

#2 Ken Crippen

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:18 AM

Has anyone run across any online newspaper archives that contain free access to game coverage of NFL games prior to 1990?

A number of papers have their old content archived, but charge a fee to view beyond the lede paragraph.


Newspaperarchives.com is what I use. I know that there are others.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:34 AM

Newspaperarchives.com is what I use. I know that there are others.


citizen & ken,

i would love to use newspaperarchive.com, but $96 per year seems somewhat salty to me (and i'm sure others). i do use a couple of their free sub-services, baseballarchive.com and collegebasketballarchive.com

they are certainly helpful.

there is a free archive to the sporting news, www.paperofrecord.com, which requires registration.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:58 PM

$96 a year seems kind of picey, but if you consider trying to get those papers sent in through interlibrary loan on micorfilm (Ohio charges $3 per reel) plus $.25 for every pageyou want to print out and the $3-4/gallon gas you burn driving to the local library - it's a bargain.
www.genealogybank.com is putting together a nice collection of historical newspapers. Right now most of the papers are from the pre-1920 era. But they do have the Dallas Morning News for the modern (great for Cowboys and Dallas Texan reserarch).
Also the New York Times is available free through most public libraries via ProQuest.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:40 PM

$96 a year seems kind of picey, but if you consider trying to get those papers sent in through interlibrary loan on micorfilm (Ohio charges $3 per reel) plus $.25 for every pageyou want to print out and the $3-4/gallon gas you burn driving to the local library - it's a bargain.
www.genealogybank.com is putting together a nice collection of historical newspapers. Right now most of the papers are from the pre-1920 era. But they do have the Dallas Morning News for the modern (great for Cowboys and Dallas Texan reserarch).
Also the New York Times is available free through most public libraries via ProQuest.


Newspaperarchive.com is also available for free through my library (South Central Wisconsin library system.)

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:52 AM

Many libraries have NEWSBANK which has 500 newspapers on line. The oldest goes back to about 1980.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:59 PM

Has anyone run across any online newspaper archives that contain free access to game coverage of NFL games prior to 1990?

A number of papers have their old content archived, but charge a fee to view beyond the lede paragraph.


The two I use are www.newspaperarchives.com and www.highbeam.com and they are either $100 or $200 per year. Cant remember which was which on the costs.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:13 AM

The Dallas Morning News archives from the late 1800s through 1977 can be accessed free from most public libraries in Texas; recent articles (around two weeks' worth) are available via the DMN search engine. Anything older than about two weeks, but more recent than 12-31-77 can only be accessed via their paid archives.

I don't know where you are located, but you might want to ask your local library if you can access newspaper databases through them; they might even allow you to access their newspaper databases via the public Internet, but you will probably have to create an account -- ask your reference librarian.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:17 PM

Don't know if this is going to be help to anyone, but the NY Times online allows you free access to any article of theirs before 1923. Strongly doubt you are going to find much NFL stuff, but if you are looking for semi-pro and amateur information (the NY Athletic Club and such), or old college games, or that championship tournament that they ran indoors in 1902, it is there for you.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:56 PM

Don't know if this is going to be help to anyone, but the NY Times online allows you free access to any article of theirs before 1923. Strongly doubt you are going to find much NFL stuff, but if you are looking for semi-pro and amateur information (the NY Athletic Club and such), or old college games, or that championship tournament that they ran indoors in 1902, it is there for you.

Thanks,

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer has all the Brown's games on their website. The Dallas Morning News is now free as well.

http://www.cleveland...ndex.html#1960s

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:33 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has all the Brown's games on their website. The Dallas Morning News is now free as well.


The Redskins have a few as well on the Washington Post website
http://www.washingto...ticles/list.htm

I wonder if some other papers could be convinced to post what they have.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:50 AM

The Redskins have a few as well on the Washington Post website
http://www.washingto...ticles/list.htm

I wonder if some other papers could be convinced to post what they have.


Every Redskin-Cowboy game from the Washington Post

http://www.washingto...es/1960sdec.htm

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:12 AM

The Milwaukee Journal has Packer games from 1995-2007

http://www2.jsonline...7/psked424.html

It would be nice if they could go back even further.

Are there any other papers that have games writeups online? I suppose other papers might follow suit if it were requested.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:56 PM

The Dallas Morning News has stories about every Cowboy game going back to 1960 at:

http://www.dallasnew...ook/yearbyyear/
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#15 Tod Maher

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 04:13 PM

On Monday (September 8, 2008) Google started adding free historical newspapers to their News Archives.
One of the papers is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Go to www.google.com.
Click on News.
Then Advanced news search
In the News source box type in google

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:40 PM

The Dallas Morning News has stories about every Cowboy game going back to 1960 at:

http://www.dallasnew...ook/yearbyyear/

It looks like the Dallas Morning News has pulled this content. Can anyone else find it?

#17 Tod Maher

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:01 PM

It looks like the Dallas Morning News has pulled this content. Can anyone else find it?

The Dallas Morning News is available from www.genealogybank.com.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:46 AM

paperofrecord.com (The Sporting News) seems to have gone dark a few weeks ago.

Google News Archive seems to have picked up a number of papers recently.

It would be tremendous if someday Proquest would allow their archives to be freely accessed to google.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:52 PM

Newspaperarchives.com is what I use. I know that there are others.


I just joined Newspaperarchive but find it to be EXTREMELY slow trying to login.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:39 AM

Google has sadly decided to stop scanning in old newspapers to its Google News Archive :(

http://www.telegraph...ng-project.html