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    Access NewspaperARCHIVE is the largest historical newspaper database online, containing tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content. NewspaperARCHIVE.com is adding newspaper pages faster than you can search them - with one newspaper page added every second - that’s over 80,000 images a day, or about 2.5 million pages per month.

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    Full text access to all content from 1997-2010, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising. Founded in 1839, the Akron Beacon Journal is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that serves readers in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.

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    Full-text searching of all issues of the Cleveland Call and Post published between 1934 and 1991. (An index to issues from 1992 to 2004 and full text for issues from 2005 to present is available in the Ethnic Newswatch database.) Cleveland’s longtime African American newspaper, the Call & Post was formed in 1927 by the merger of the Call and the Post. The paper’s rise to prominence began in 1932 with the arrival of William O. Walker (1896-1981), who became its publisher within a few years. A strong local voice for racial equality, the paper has long urged participation in politics and encouraged black solidarity and self-reliance.

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    Full text access to all content from 4/1/1990 - 12/31/2007, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.

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    The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file's contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index.

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    (Cleveland Public Library) -- The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources.

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    Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text database of minority, Native American and ethnic U.S. newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes more than 470,000 full-text articles from over 200 publications dating from 1985 to the present. It is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes abstract/index (covering 1992-2004) and full text (covering 2005 to present) of Cleveland Call and Post and full text of the Cleveland Jewish News from 1995 to the present.

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    The New York Times (1851-2007) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

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    Full text access to all content from 1991 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.

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    Historical Plain Dealer offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.  Issues run from April 7, 1845 to May 31, 1991.  Search by keyword, name, date, date ranges, article type and issue.

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    A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. Negotiating the site may require some practice. Try the 1024 x 768 pixel size.Use a city and street name or city and building's name where possible to search in keyword or limit your search by date.

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    Full text access to all content from 1996 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.

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    Websites: Cleveland & Suburbs History

    Ohio's Heritage Northeast
    Ohio's Heritage Northeast brings digital collections from universities, colleges, and public libraries together into one searchable database. Explore the combined collection of images, sound recordings, videos and texts chronicling northeast Ohio's past.
    The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History Online
    Full-text searchable database, updated regularly. Features Include subject index, timeline and photo gallery.
    Cleveland Public Library's Digital Gallery
    Features thousands of photographs, books, maps and other items relating to Cleveland and Ohio history.
    Cleveland Memory Project
    An extensive collection of digitized books, photographs and collections.
    Western Reserve Historical Society
    Search the collections of the WRHS, the premier archival collection of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio history.
    Case Western Reserve University's Cleveland, Ohio & Western Reserve Digital Collection
    Features digitized books and images of Cleveland.
    Cuyahoga County Archives
    Cuyahoga County Archives preserves the records of Cuyahoga County Government.
    Cleveland Area History Blog
    Interesting observations and historical investigations relating to the Cleveland area.
    Cleveland History Blog
    News, commentary & information on the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve.
    American Memory Project
    Enter "Cleveland, Ohio" into the search box of the Library of Congress's immense digital collection to find photos, maps, films and other items.
    Cleveland City Council Archives
    Preserves the historical records of City of Cleveland Government, including 12,500 sets of blueprints for public and commercial buildings and a small number of houses, dating to the early 1900s.

    Websites: Ohio History

    Morgan Library of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850
    Contains a bibliography of 10,237 publications printed in Ohio from 1796 through 1850, from which is being created an online "Index of Ohio People, Businesses and Institutions."
    Ohio History Central
    Online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history.
    Ohio Memory Project
    More than 75,000 primary sources that document Ohio's past from prehistory to the present.
    Ohio Historical Society
    The Ohio Historical Society collects, preserves and provides access to Ohio's history.
    Lake Erie Shipwrecks
    Features and interactive wreck map and more.