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 January 2024; recently added links are in BOLD)

Indiana Historical Newspapers

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:

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

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

Barton Rees Pogue Memorial Library

  • Chronicle-Tribune
  • Chronicle-Tribune V2
  • Coshocton Tribune
  • Indianapolis News
  • Marion Chronicle
  • Marion Daily Chronicle
  • Marion Leader-Tribune
  • Marion Sunday Chronicle Tribune
  • Marion Weekly Chronicle
  • The Upland Enterprise
  • The Upland Monitor
  • The Weekly Sun
  • Upland Community Courier
  • Upland Courier
  • Upland General Shopper
  • Upland Misc
  • Upland New Community Courier
  • Upland Shopper

Hamilton County Newspaper Database (index)

Howard County Memory Project

  • Greentown Gem
  • Greentown Grapevine

Knox County Public Library

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

Perry County Public Library

  • Cannelton Enquirer And Reporter
  • Cannelton Reporter
  • Independent Reporter
  • Santa Claus Town News
  • Tell City Anzeiger
  • Tell City Commercial
  • Tell City News
  • The Cannelton Enquirer
  • The Cannelton Journal
  • The Cannelton Mercury
  • The Cannelton News
  • The Cannelton Telephone
  • The Cannelton Tuesday News
  • The Economist
  • The Express
  • The Indiana Weekly Express
  • The Perry County Democrat
  • The Perry County Tribune
  • The Perry-Spencer County News
  • The Republican Banner
  • The Tell City Daily Journal
  • The Tell City Journal
  • The Tell City Thursday News
  • The Times-Telephone
  • The Troy Herald
  • The Troy Item
  • The Troy Times

Perry County Public Library

  • Tell City News
  • The Cannelton News
  • The Perry County News

Logansport Newspaper Archives

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

  • Daily Ledger Standard
  • Daily New Albany Democrat
  • Daily Standard-Ledger
  • Evening Tribune
  • Indiana Recorder
  • Indiana Republican
  • Ledger Standard
  • New Albany Argus
  • New Albany Commercial
  • New Albany Daily Commercial
  • New Albany Daily Democrat
  • New Albany Daily Gazette
  • New Albany Daily Ledger
  • New Albany Daily Ledger Standard
  • New Albany Daily Living
  • New Albany Daily Morning Herald
  • New Albany Daily Standard
  • New Albany Daily Times
  • New Albany Daily Tribune
  • New Albany Daily/Weekly Ledger
  • New Albany Democrat
  • New Albany Evening Ledger
  • New Albany Evening News
  • New Albany Evening Times
  • New Albany Evening Tribune
  • New Albany Female Seminary
  • New Albany Friday
  • New Albany Gazette
  • New Albany High School
  • New Albany Ledger
  • New Albany Ledger & Tribune
  • New Albany Ledger & Tribune (Weekly)
  • New Albany Ledger (Daily)
  • New Albany Ledger Daily and Weekly
  • New Albany Ledger Daily Standard
  • New Albany Ledger Standard
  • New Albany Ledger Tribune
  • New Albany Ledger Weekly
  • New Albany Newspaper
  • New Albany Register
  • New Albany Sentinel
  • New Albany Standard (Daily)
  • New Albany Sunday Ledger-Tribune
  • New Albany -The Saturday Herald
  • New Albany Tribune
  • New Albany Valley News
  • New Albany Weekly
  • New Albany Weekly & Daily Ledger
  • New Albany Weekly Ledger
  • New Albany Weekly Tribune
  • New Albany Weekly-Daily Tribune
  • News and Tribune
  • Public Press
  • The Flood
  • The Indiana Gazette
  • The Microscope
  • The New Albany Citizen
  • Unknown

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

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 Reveille (1853-1856)
  • Weekly Times (1856-1860)

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

Carmel High School – Carmel

Center School – Muncie

Central High School – Fort Wayne

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 University School of Law – Bloomington

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

North Side High School – Fort Wayne

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

South Side High School – Fort Wayne

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

Newspaper Abstracts – Indiana

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historical 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 55 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Indiana Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 266 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Indiana Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 1,216 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Indiana

There are currently 328 publications available on this site. See all the titles at – Indiana

And Finally:

You also need to check out the Indiana State Library site, 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.

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

For all Free Indiana Collection Links in 24 Genealogy Categories, go to the By Location Page, click on Indiana, and then click on the category of interest.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

3 replies on “Indiana Online Historical Newspapers Summary”

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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