Indiana Online Historical Newspapers Summary


Indiana is one of the states that does have a central online repository for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers. Indiana does have many online newspapers available on that site as well as their own central site. Indiana also has its online availability from several other different websites as well. Many are free and many require a subscription. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

There are over 4,700 newspapers that have been published in the Hoosier State.  But there are quite a few that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Indiana 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 May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Indiana

Google News Archive

Hoosier State Chronicles

Indiana Legacy (multiple index search)

  • Indiana Gazette
  • Indianapolis Herald
  • Indianapolis Journal
  • Indianapolis News
  • Indianapolis Sentinel
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Indianapolis News
  • Logansport Journal
  • Logansport Weekly Journal
  • Logansport Democratic Pharos
  • New Albany Ledger and Standard
  • Western Sun

INSPIRE Collection (Must be Indiana Resident)

  • Angola – Angola Herald (1877-1963)
  • Angola – Steuben Republican (1860-1964)
  • Argos – Argos Reflector (1881-1966)
  • Brazil – Brazil Daily Times (1907-1964)
  • Bremen – Bremen Daily Enquirer (1891-1892)
  • Bremen – Bremen Enquirer (1885-1964)
  • Bristol – Bristol Banner (1877-1919)
  • Brook – Brook Reporter (1895-1964)
  • Brook – Brookville American (1865-1932)
  • Brook – Brookville Democrat (1896-1956)
  • Charlestown – Charlestown Courier (1941-1964)
  • Clinton – Clinton Daily Clintonian (1935-1954)
  • Columbia City – Columbia City Commercial-Mail (1951-1964)
  • Culver – Culver Citizen (1903-1964)
  • Edinburg – Edinburg Daily Courier (1877-1963)
  • Evansville – Evansville Press (1906-1927)
  • Fairmont – Fairmount News (1888-1964)
  • Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne Daily Gazette (1864-1899)
  • Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne Daily News (1874-1923)
  • Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette (1873-1923)
  • Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette (1895-1903)
  • Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne Weekly Journal (1890-1899)
  • Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel (1875-1917)
  • Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne Sentinel (1870-1923)
  • Franklin – Evening Star (1912-1919)
  • Franklin – Franklin Evening Star (1920-1966)
  • Garrett – Garrett Clipper (1885-1964)
  • Garrett – Garrett News (1876-1901)
  • Greenfield – Greenfield Daily Reporter (1905-2017)
  • Greenfield – Hancock Democrat (1860-1957)
  • Logansport – Logansport Pharos-Tribune (1890-2006)

County and Library Collections:

Allen County Public Library Newspaper Archives

Berne Public Library

  • Adams County Daily Witness
  • Adams County Witness
  • The Adams County Sun and Berne Daily Witness
  • The Berne Review
  • The Berne Tri-Weekly
  • The Berne Witness

Carroll County Newspaper Archives

Dearborn County Newspaper Index

  • Aurora Dearborn County Democrat (1838-1840)
  • Aurora Western Commercial (1848-1851)
  • Aurora Standard (1851-1856)
  • Aurora Commercial (1859-1868)
  • Aurora Peoples Advocate (1868-1870)
  • Aurora Dearborn Independent (1868-1917)
  • Aurora Farmer and Mechanic (1873-1874)
  • Aurora Saturday News (1879-1880)
  • Aurora Spectator (1882-1893)
  • Aurora Saturday Bulletin (1894-1899)
  • Lawrenceburg Indiana Oracle (1820-1823)
  • Lawrenceburg Indiana Spectator (1824-1825)
  • Lawrenceburg Indiana Palladium (1825-1836)
  • Lawrenceburg Western Statesman (1830-1834)
  • Lawrenceburg Political Beacon (1837-1845)
  • Lawrenceburg Indiana Whig (1834, 1844)
  • Lawrenceburg Standard and Press (1856-1857)
  • Lawrenceburg Register (1877-1889)
  • Wilmington Dearborn County Register (1842)

Evansville Historic Newspaper Index

  • Evansville Enquirer
  • Evansville Gazette
  • Evansville Weekly Journal
  • Evansville Tri-Weekly Journal
  • Evansville Daily Journal

Hamilton County Newspaper Database (index)

Howard County Memory Project

  • Greentown Gem
  • Greentown Grapevine

Knox County Public Library

  • Vincennes Sun-Commercial
  • Sunday Commercial 
  • Vincennes Commercial
  • Sunday Vincennes
  • Daily Commercial
  • Commercial Vincennes
  • Vincennes Daily Commercial 
  • Sunday Daily Commercial
  • Daily Vincennes Commercial 
  • Vincennes Times 
  • Vincennes Weekly Sun 
  • Weekly Western Sun 
  • Western Sun
  • Western Sun and General Advertiser
  • The Vincennes Commercial 
  • The Vincennes Sun Commercial
  • The Vincennes Sun
  • The Vincennes Sun-Commercial
  • Vincennes Sun – Commercial
  • Vincennes Sun Commercial

Logansport Newspaper Archives

New Albany – Floyd County Public Library Newspaper Index  (Index only)

Ohio County – Rising Sun Newspaper Index 1833-1860

  • Hoosier Patriot (1852)
  • Indiana Democrat (1858)
  • Indiana Oasis (1878)
  • Indiana Weekly Visitor (1857-1860)
  • Indiana Whig (1848-1850)
  • Neutral Pennant (1853-1854)
  • Rising Sun (1833-1834)
  • Rising Sun Mirror (1849-1851)
  • Rising Sun Times (1834-1837)
  • True Whig (1850)
  • Weekly Times (1854)

St. Joseph County Public Library Newspapers

  • Clay Township News
  • New Era
  • Reformer
  • River Park Free Press
  • South Bend Herald
  • South Bend Mirror
  • South Bend Today
  • The Farm News

Tipton County Newspaper Archives

Switzerland County – Vevay Newspaper Index

  • Campaign Palladium (1848)
  • Daily Bulletin (1876)
  • Independent Examiner (1824)
  • Indiana Palladium (1843-1851)
  • Indiana Register (1817-1825)
  • Indiana Reveille (1857-1860, 1864)
  • Ohio Valley Gazette (1851-1853)
  • Reveille and News (1861)
  • Switzerland Guest (1827)
  • Vevay Democrat (1868-1898)
  • Vevay Reveille (1862-1863, 1865-1901)
  • Vevay Times and Switzerland County Democrat (1840)
  • Village Times (1836-1837)
  • Weekly Messenger (1831-1837)
  • Weekly Times (1856-1860)
  • Weekly Reveille (1853-1856)

Washington Public Library Newspaper Archives

Student Collections:

Anderson University – Anderson

Arsenal Technical School – Indianapolis

Ball State University – Muncie

Bethel University – Mishawaka

Bishop Chatard High School – Indianapolis

Burris Laboratory School – Muncie

Butler University – Indianapolis

Calumet College of St Joseph – Whiting

Carmel High School – Carmel

Center School – Muncie

Depauw University – Greencastle

Earlham College – Richmond

Franklin College – Franklin

Goshen College – Goshen

Grace College – Winona Lake

Hanover College – Hanover

Huntington University – Huntington

Indiana Boys School – Plainfield

Indiana School for the Deaf – Indianapolis

Indiana State University – Terre Haute

Indiana University – Bloomington

Indiana University – Kokomo

Indiana University – Purdue University – Fort Wayne

Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis

Indiana University – South Bend

Indiana University Southeast – New Albany

Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion

Jefferson High School – Lafayette

John Adams High School – South Bend

John Marshall High School – Indianapolis

Lawrence North High School – Indianapolis

Manchester University – North Manchester

Marian University – Indianapolis

New Albany High School – New Albany

North Central High School – Indianapolis

Notre Dame University – South Bend

Purdue University – West Lafayette

Purdue University Northwest – Hammond

Purdue University Northwest – Westville

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology – Terre Haute

Saint Joseph’s College – Rensselaer

Shortridge High School – Indianapolis

Southport High School – Indianapolis

Thomas Carr Howe High School – Indianapolis

Trine University – Angola

University of Evansville – Evansville

University of Indianapolis – Indianapolis

University of Southern Indiana – Evansville

Valparaiso University – Valparaiso

Wabash College – Crawfordsville

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers

  • Aerospaced
  • The Spectator
  • First Amendment
  • Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Indiana State Library Civilian Conservation Corps Newsletters

Indiana – Company Employee Newsletters/Newspapers

Small Town Papers

Old Fulton Postcards

  • Greencastle IN Banner and Times
  • Indianapolis IN Daily State Sentinel
  • Indianapolis IN Evening News

The Olden Times – Indiana

Newspaper Abstracts – Indiana

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

Other Free Sites:







Merrillville and Gary


New Garden



South Bend

South Bend and Fort Wayne

Subscription or Pay Sites:

There are currently 54 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Indiana Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 250 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Indiana Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 1,212 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Indiana

There are currently 231 publications available at this site. See all the titles at – Indiana

And Finally:

You also need to check out the Indiana State Librarysite, which can tell you what is happening in the state with regard to the newspapers that have been digitized and are becoming available via microfilm or online. 

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 Indiana Links, click on the category of interest:

BMD Records
Divorce Records
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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  1. The Indiana Digital Historic Newspaper Program Database provides free access to over 60,000 pages of digitized, text-searchable Indiana newspapers. The collection currently contains 14,217 newspaper issues published between 1841 and 1922, such as the Wabash Express (Terre Haute, 1856-1864), Indiana American (Brookville, 1853-1868), and the Indianapolis Leader (1879-1882), which was Indianapolis’s first black-owned newspaper. The database also includes a crowd-source component that allows subscribers to edit the Optical Character Recognition Text (OCR).
    Also refer to Indiana Memory.
    Indiana Memory serves as a gateway website to the digitized collections of Indiana universities, libraries, and museums. The site provides free, online access to the abundance of materials in those collections, including Indiana-centric photographs, maps, newspapers, manuscripts, digitized books, and other primary sources which illuminate Indiana’s history and material culture. “Teacher Resources” are also made available through Indiana Memory to help educators teach with primary sources.
    IN Memory:
    Melissa B.
    Project Coordinator
    Digital Historic Newspaper Program
    Indiana State Library

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