Arizona Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Arizona is one of the states that have a single central online state repository for searching historical newspapers and it also has free content with the Library of Congress Chronicling America site. There are many free online newspapers as well on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 
There are about 1,700 newspapers that have been published in the Grand Canyon State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are quite a few that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Arizona ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location.
(Updated June 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Arizona Newspapers

Google News Archive

Arizona Digital Newspaper Program 1850’s-1920’s

County and Library Collections:

Casa Grande Public Library Archives (1912–2007) 

Casa Grande Public Library

  • Bulletin 
  • Casa Grande Dispatch 
  • Casa Grande Times 
  • Cotton and Agriculture 
  • Tri Valley Dispatch 
  • Wampum Saver 


Eloy Santa Cruz Library

  • Aqui Y Alli En El Condado De Pinal
  • Devils Call
  • El Heraldo
  • El Heraldo Anteriormente Aqui Y Alli
  • El Heraldo En El Condado De Pinal
  • Eloy Enterprise
  • Enterprise
  • Florence Reminder And Blade Tribune
  • Memories
  • Prom A Success
  • Star Crazy

Window Rock Newspaper Archives

Student Collections:

Arizona State University – Tempe

Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Chandler

Corona del Sol High School – Tempe

Deer Valley High School – Glendale

Glendale Community College – Glendale

Grand Canyon University – Phoenix

Little Cowpuncher Rural School Newspaper of Southern Arizona 1934-1943 – Southern Arizona

Mesa Community College – Mesa

Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff

Notre Dame Preparatory – Scottsdale

Phoenix College – Phoenix

Rio Salado College – Tempe

Sandra Day O’Connor High School – Phoenix

University of Arizona – Tucson

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press

  • Americas 2001 1987 – 1988 
  • Basta Ya!  1970 – 1972  
  • Boletin Oficial 1855 – 1876  
  • Corazon del Aztlan 1981 – 1982 
  • El Coraje 1969 
  • El Fronterizo  1882 – ’84; 1887 – ’97; 1904 – ‘08  
  • El Fronterizo  1926 – 1929  
  • El Hijo de el Fronterizo 1912 
  • El Independiente 1985 – 1986; 1988 – 2004  
  • El Mosquito 1919 – 1923; 1925  
  • El Paso Morning Times (English) 1913 – 1918 
  • El Paso Morning Times (Spanish) 1914 – 1918 
  • El Pueblo 1968  
  • El Tucsonense  1924 – 1959  
  • Hispano America 1918 – 1934 
  • La Constitucion 1880 – 1910 
  • La Cronica 1914 – 1917  
  • La Estrella Occidente  1855 – 1876  
  • La Prensa 1970  
  • La Raza 1967 – 1970 
  • Regeneracion 1970  
  • South Tucson’s El Independiente 1976 – 1984  

Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946

Small Town Papers

Newspaper Abstracts – Arizona

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:

Kingman

Phoenix

Tucson

Window Rock

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 30 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Arizona Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 166 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Arizona Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 136 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Arizona

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 63 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Arizona 

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Arizona Digital Newspapers Program site, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to newspaper projects. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local library where a library card is required. And of course, there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free Arizona Links, click on the category of interest:​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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