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The Spectrum is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 687 thousand+ pages of historical newspapers from 2 newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time.

The Spectrum is perfect for:

  • Historians
  • Genealogists
  • Family Historians
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

At The Spectrum it is easy and convenient to search or browse the collection to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics and much more. Our high quality digital images and powerful viewer provide the best look at these historical papers and make it easy to print, save and share what you find.

Visit The Spectrum Getting Started page for more information about using The Spectrum, to learn more about subscription options, for help managing your account or to contact us.

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