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Last Updated: May 22, 2018     Views: 7

Our historic local newspaper holdings are as follows:

Microfilm

On microfilm, we have Unit 6, series 4 of the '18th Century Provincial Newspapers' collection. This contains:

  • The Newcastle gazette or Northern Courant, 1710-1712
  • The Newcastle Courant 1711-1800
  • The Newcastle Weekly Mercury, 1722-1723
    The North Country Journal or the Impartial intelligencer, 1734-1738 

This collection is on our catalogue here.

The microfilms are on public access in our media room (room 436) on floor 4 of the Philip Robinson Library. This collection is in filing cabinet #10 (the cabinets are in a small room at the back of room 436). There are microforms readers in the room, and you can download from them to a USB drive. You don't need to make an appointment to use them. 

Electronic Resources

We also subscribe to the British Library newspapers collection online from Gale, which has some coverage of Newcastle titles as follows:

Newcastle Journal

 

 

 

Audience:

   

General

     

Publication Format:

   

Newspaper

     

Full-Text Coverage:

   

May 12, 1832 - Dec 31, 1867

     

 

Newcastle Courant

 

 

 

Audience:

   

General

     

Publication Format:

   

Newspaper

     

Full-Text Coverage:

   

Jan 08, 1803 - Dec 29, 1900

     

Coverage Gaps:

   

1726-02, 1804, 1808-18, 1823, 1875, 1886, 1897

     

Frequency:

   

Weekly

     

Language:

   

English

     

Place of Publication:

   

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

     

 

Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury

 

 

 

Audience:

   

General

     

Publication Format:

   

Newspaper

     

Full-Text Coverage:

   

Feb 21, 1846 - Dec 28, 1867

     

Coverage Gaps:

   

1847-50, 1858

     

Frequency:

   

Weekly

     

Language:

   

English

     

Place of Publication:

   

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

     

Available Issues:

   

841

     

 

Northern Liberator

 

 

 

Audience:

   

General

     

Publication Format:

   

Newspaper

     

Full-Text Coverage:

   

Oct 21, 1837 - Dec 19, 1840

     

Frequency:

   

Weekly

     

Language:

   

English

     

Place of Publication:

   

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

     

Available Issues:

   

165

     

 

Other Libraries

Newcastle City Library (public library) has a big collection of local newspapers, so it may be beneficial to review their holdings as well, which can be viewed here. To find out more about their local history section, please click here

For more information on historic newspapers, as well as for current, business and international news, please go to our Newspaper topic guide

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