Inventory of New Jersey Newspapers on Microfilm / Online - Newark Public Library

Inventory of New Jersey Newspapers on Microfilm / Online

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Inventory of New Jersey Newspapers on Microfilm / Online

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Introducing the Newark Evening News Digitization Project

There is probably no more important resource for the study of Newark in the 20th century than the Newark Evening News, New Jersey’s newspaper of record. The Library is undertaking a new initiative to digitize the Newark Evening News.

1883-1923 is now available online:

Projected cost: 1926-1937: $20,000 (half covered by Robert Treat Fund); 1938-1972: $100,000-$125,000

We will need your help! To donate, put “Newark Evening News” in the notes field.

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The biggest Newark papers are the Newark Daily Advertiser (19th century) the Newark News (also known as the Newark Evening News or Newark Sunday News, 1883-1972) and the Star Ledger (became the largest paper after the News). The Newark Library has a near-complete run of all three papers.

Microformed papers below are not indexed or full-text searchable unless otherwise specified (e.g. Newark Evening News has a full run index for most articles 1914-1972 [obits not death notices], Star Ledger after 1971 has a partial index).

For reference questions, research services, and to order copies, call the New Jersey Information Center at (973) 733-7775 or email

Note: For non-microfilmed or digitized periodicals see A Partial List of Periodicals at the library and our catalog.

Most runs are incomplete

Newsbank/GenealogyBank both require a paid subscription to view. Certain titles are available via these sources at the library.

This is not a complete index to digitized New Jersey papers but includes some of the most used in our reference room and significant titles.

Papers that have been digitized by the library can be found here

Name of paper Town/City  associated with newspaper Period on microfilm Period digital Notes
After Hours Magazine Newark   1949-1986  
American Jewish Ledger Newark 1946-1963    
Amsterdam News (NJ) New York 1971   Also known as New Jersey 
Amsterdam News.
The Argus South Amboy 1875-1879    
Asbury Park Journal Asbury Park Nov 17, 1954 Ocean Grove Historical Society: 1876-1911 On “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel
Asbury Park Press Asbury Park Nov 17, 1954 Ocean Grove Historical Society:
1898-1901On “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel
Atlantic City Press Atlantic City 1983-1986 GenealogyBank:
Obits from 1988
Atlantic City
Belleville Telegram Belleville 1966-1981   Two versions: one microfilmed from Belleville Public Library, one from Rutgers.
Bergen County Courier   1832   On reel “Bergen County Newspapers”
Bergen County Gazette and Jersey City Advertiser   1829-1831   On reel “Bergen County Newspapers”
Bergen Review / Valley Star Closter 1931-1971    
Bergen Record Hackensack 1962-2010   See “(The) Record”
Black Mirror News Newark   1998-2011  
The Black Voice Newark 1972-1976   Published by United Black Workers
Bloomfield Citizen Bloomfield 1883-1915 Fulton History:
Bloomfield Gazette et. al Bloomfield 1872-1892    
Bloomfield Independent Press   Bloomfield Fulton History:
Bloomfield Record 1873-1893 Bloomfield Fulton History:
Caldwell News Caldwell 1892-1906    
Caldwell Progress Caldwell 1911-1941   Also included on “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel.
Carteret Press Carteret Woodbridge Library 1925-1965    
Centinel of Freedom Newark 1796-1820 GenealogyBank:
Also known as Sentinel of Freedom.
Central Post Kendall Park 1959-1975    
Cherry Hill – Various Titles Cherry Hill   Cherry Hill Library:
City News Newark   1990-2003  
Cranbury Press Cranbury   Cranbury Library
Cranford Chronicle Cranford   Cranford Library
Daily True American  1880-1913 Trenton    
East Orange Citizen East Orange 1922-1932    
East Orange Record East Orange May 2, 1963   On “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel
Elizabeth Daily Journal Elizabeth   Elizabeth Library
Englewood Press Englewood   Englewood Library
Evening Star & Newark Advertiser 1907-1908 Newark Chronicling America 1907-1908 Part of “Newark Star Ledger”
Franklin News Record Middlebush/Somerset 1975    
Hackensack Record Hackensack 1962-2010   See “(The) Record”
Hackettstown Gazette Hackensack   Fulton History:
Herald News Tercentenary Passaic 1/1/1964-1/4/1964   Also on “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel,not the same as “New Jersey Herald News”
Hillsborough Beacon Hillsborough Twp./Princeton 1975    
Hillside – Various Titles Hillsborough Twp./Princeton 1975 Hillside Library: 1924-2017  
Information/Informacion Newark   1972-1979  
Ironbound Voices Newark 1980-2001 1978-2001 Also titled “Trilingual Ironbound Voices”  
Irvingtonian Irvington 1872   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Irvington Record Irvington 1894-1895   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Irvington News Irvington 1898-1903   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Irvington News & Essex Record Irvington 1903   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Irvington News & Vailsburg Enterprise Irvington 1903   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Irvington News Irvington 1904-1906   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Irvington News & Newark Liberal Irvington 1906-1907   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Irvington Progress & Hilton Publisher Irvington 1912   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Irvington Times Irvington 1943-1945   On reel “Irvington Newspapers”
Italian Tribune Newark 1934-1988 Hard copy available from 1990 to present
Item of Millburn and Short Hills Millburn/Short Hills 1930-2007 Millburn Library
Jersey Journal  Jersey City 1957-2007; 2009-2011
Genealogy Bank:
Jewish Chronicle Newark 1920-1943 GenealogyBank:
Also included on “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel
Jewish News  Newark 1946-1982 Jewish Historical Society of NJ: 1946-1982 Continues as Metro West 
Jewish News. Also included on “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel
Jewish Post Paterson 1934-1941    
La Tribuna de North Jersey Newark 1979-1987 1975-2011    
Lawrence Ledger Lawrence Ledger 1975    
Luso Americano Newark 1971-1988 Hard copy available from 1990
Lyndhurst Leader Lyndhurst   Lyndhurst Library
Magyar Jovo (Hungarian Daily Journal) New York 1947-1950    
Manville News Manville 1975    
Matawan Journal Matawan   Matawan Library
Metro West Jewish News [see Jewish news for previous title] Newark   Jewish Historical Society of NJ: 1982-1986 Hard copy available for 1993;
part of 1994; and 1995-present
Metuchen Recorder Metuchen Metuchen Library 1900-1981  
New Brunswick Home News New Brunswick   New Brunswick Library:
1871-1916, 2010-recent
New Brunswick Political Intelligencer New Brunswick 1783-1786    
New Community Clarion Newark   1983-1994  
New Jersey Afro-American  Newark 1941-1988    
  New Jersey 
Amsterdam News
New York 1971   Also known as Amsterdam News (NJ).
New Jersey C.I.O. News Newark/Paterson 1943-1944 & 1946-1960    
New Jersey Eagle Newark 1820-1847    
New Jersey Freeman Boonton 1844-1850    
New Jersey Freie Zeitung Newark 1880-1930   Also included on “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel.
New Jersey Gazette Trenton 1777-1786 GenealogyBank:
New Jersey Herald / Newark Herald  Newark 1938-1946 (incomplete), 1965-1966 (incomplete) 1938-1946 (incomplete), 1965-1966 (incomplete)  
New Jersey Journal Elizabeth 1779-1783 GenealogyBank:
N.J. Labor Herald Newark 1946-1969    
N.J. Law Journal Newark 1878-1992 (April) Hard copy available from May
Newark Daily Advertiser Newark 1832-1907 Newsbank/GenealogyBank through 1866.  
Newark Daily Eagle Newark 1853-1857    
Newark Daily Journal Newark 1871-1872 & 1886-1895    
Newark Daily Mercury Newark 1849-1863 (end of 1861 and all of 1862 are missing    
Newark Evening Courier  Newark 1866-1875    
Newark Evening Star & Newark Advertiser Newark 1909-1916  1909-1912 (more to come)  
Newark News (Newark Evening News, Newark Sunday News) Newark 1883-1972   Also on “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel. Handwritten indexes available (by name, by subject, and by town) for each year 1914-1972 [includes obits but not death notices], as well as subject files.
Newark Herald / New Jersey Herald Newark 1938-1946, 1965-166 1938-1946, 1965-1966  
Newark Jewish Times Newark 1943-1945    
Newark Morning Eagle Newark 1847-1853    
The Newarker Newark 1911-1915   Also in paper copy, see catalog
Newark Morning Register Newark 1869-1886 (part of 1870, 1874 & 1875 are missing)    
Newark Star & Newark Advertiser Newark 1909 Chronicling America 1909 Part of “Newark Star Ledger”
Newark Star Eagle Newark 1916-1939   Part of “Newark Star Ledger”. Also on “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel
Newark Star-Ledger Newark 1907-1964 (to present as “Star Ledger”) Newsbank/GenealogyBank:
1907-1939 has many different titles. All boxed as “Newark Star-Ledger”. Continued as Star-Ledger.
Newark Sunday Call Newark 1872-1946  Google:
Also on “New Jersey Newspapers Anniversary Issues” reel.
Newark Times Newark 1891-1895    
News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange Maplewood/South Orange   Maplewood Library:
Novos Rumos    1973-1980    
Nuevo Coqui, El   1981-1988    
Ocean Grove Times Ocean Grove   Ocean Grove Historical Society
Paterson People Paterson 1894-1895    
Paterson Volksfreund Paterson 1898-1909    
People’s Paper Newark 1871    
Perth Amboy Evening News Perth Amboy   LOC:
Plainfield – Various titles Plainfield   Plainfield Library
1868 to 1928
Rahway – Various Titles Rahway   Rahway Public Library
The Record Hackensack 1962-2010
Obits 1985 to current
Red Bank Register Red Bank   Red Bank Library:
Obits 1985 to current
Riverton – Various Titles     Riverton Historical Society:
Rivington’s Gazette   1773-1783    
Sentinel of Freedom Newark 1796-1820 Newsbank/GenealogyBank:
Also known as Centinel of Freedom.
South Amboy – Sayerville Times South Amboy / Sayerville   South Plainfield Library
South Plainfield – Various Titles South Plainfield   Sadie Pope Dowell Library
South Somerset News Manville/Princeton 1967-1974    
Star & Advertiser Newark 1908-1909 Chronicling America 1908-1909   
Star-Ledger Newark (from 1907 as “Newark Star Ledger”) 1964-present Newsbank/GenealogyBank:
Continuation of Newark Star-Ledger. We also have a card file index available from 1972 to 1989 [partially online].
Summit – Various Titles Summit   Summit Library
Sunday Record Call   1968-1969    
Sunday Standard Newark 1888-1896    
Times Standard et. al. Newark 1888-1896    
Trilingual Ironbound Voices       See Ironbound Voices
Trenton True American Trenton 1908-1913    
Trenton Evening Times Trenton   GenealogyBank:
1883-1993, 2007-current
Unity & Struggle Newark 1974-1978   Also ask about “Black Power Movement” microfilm set.
Union County Standard     Westfield Library
Vailsburg Leader Irvington 1959-1991    
Voce Italiana Paterson 1952-1976    
Voice of the Camden Jewish Community Camden 1941-1961    
Washington Whig Bridgeton 1815-1820    
Westfield Leader Westfield   Westfield Library
Westfield – Various Titles Westfield   Westfield Library
Windsor Heights Herald Hightstown 1975    
Woodbridge – Various Titles Woodbridge   Woodbridge Library: 1876-1970