Chronicling America Will Expand to 1690-1963 Newspapers

Chronicling America will expand its date scope from 1836-1922 to 1690-1963, and newspaper pages with these dates will be included.

Chronicling America will not offer Hawaii newspaper pages before 1836 or after 1963 in the near future, but eventually may do so contingent on funding (donations can be made here).

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library offers additional Hawaii newspaper titles online at eVols and ScholarSpace, UH Manoa’s institutional repositories. Hawaii newspaper categories include community/alternative, Filipino-language, Portuguese-language, and English-language (mirroring the Chronicling America collection). Titles include Roach, Ka Leo O Hawaii, and Hawaii Mainichi.

Anything published before 1923 is in the public domain. From 1923 to 1963, materials fell into the public domain if their publishers did not renew their copyrights.

Chronicling America is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, thirty-nine state partners, and one territorial partner.  Over 11 million newspaper pages are freely available to the public.

For more information, read “Expanding Our Current Scope.”

Expanding Our Current Scope

Prince Henry of Prussia’s Visit to Honolulu in 1879

When King Kalakaua visited England in 1881, Crown Prince Frederick III of Germany thanked him for hosting a reception for his son two years ago:

“Your majesty … I came to salute you and … express my thanks to you, for your kind treatment of my son, Prince Henry, when he made a visit to your Kingdom. I shall present myself to Your Majesty tomorrow.”

Prince Frederick then bowed to Kalakaua.

A lady in the Hawaiian court describes her eyewitness account of Prince Henry’s reception at Aliiolani Hale (the judicial building) in a letter. Read more about it in “Impress of the Prince.”

Search Chronicling America directly

Did you know you can search Chronicling America directly from the search engine box often located to the right of your location bar in Firefox, IE, and other browsers? To add Chronicling America Page search and Chronicling America Titles (Newspaper Directory) search, navigate to the Chronicling America home page ( Click on the drop down menu (the logo default is often Google) and select Add “NDNP Page Search” or Add “NDNP Titles”. Searching of Chronicling America and the Newspaper Directory will now be added to the drop down menu list.