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COMM 3710: History of the American Press: Alabama Press

Dr. Janice Wood

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Alabama Department of Archives & History

The Alabama Department of Archives and History houses many Alabama newspapers in microform and print in its collection.  You can searche the availability of newspapers online.

Alabama Newspapers

To determine the date, format, and location of the following newspapers do a journal title search in the Library's online catalog in the box to the left.  Most are on microfilm and are located in the storage area on the 2nd floor of the Library.  Please ask at the Reference Desk for assistance.

Alabama Newspapers (19th century)

  • Abbeville Democrat
  • Abbeville Times
  • Columbia Breeze
  • Columbia Enterprise
  • Columbia Recorder
  • Dothan Home Journal
  • Dothan Light
  • Dothan Searchlight
  • Gazette (Tuskegee)
  • Greenville Advocate
  • Headland News
  • Headland Progress
  • Headland Sun
  • Henry County Midland
  • Henry County News
  • Henry County Register
  • Macon County Democrat
  • Macon Mail
  • Mobile Register
  • Observer (Columbia)
  • South Alabamian (Greenville)
  • Spirit of the Age (Abbeville)
  • Tuskegee News
  • Tuskegee Reporter 
  • Tuskegee Weekly News
  • Weekly Gazette (Tuskegee)
  • Weekly Sentinel (Dothan)
  • Wire-grass Siftings (Dothan)

Alabama Newspapers (20th century)

  • Advertiser (Montgomery)
  • Alabama Journal
  • Alabama Journal and the Times
  • Birmingham News
  • Colored Alabamian
  • Mobile Register
  • Montgomery Advertiser (index for 1979 in Reference)


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