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New Jersey Digitized Historic Newspapers

An index of all known digitized newspapers published in New Jersey

Mercer County Digitized Newspapers

Please note: The New Jersey State Library may not have access to any of the commercially accessible papers listed below. They are presented here for your information only. Please check with your local public library to see if they subscribe to the database listed. NJSL's collections can be found here: NJSL Newspaper Guide

Ewing

Newspaper Title Access Notes

The Signal
(1885 - 2003)

Free Access via The College of New Jersey The student newspaper of The College of New Jersey. Digitization of issues is ongoing

Hightstown

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Excelsior
(1857 - 1859)
Free Access via NJ Historical Portal  
Hightstown Gazette
(1852 - 1898)
Free Access via NJ Historical Portal  
Village Record
(1849 - 1861)
Free Access via NJ Historical Portal  

Hopewell

Newspaper Title Access Notes
The Hopewell Herald
(1881 - 1954)
Commercial Access via Newspapers.com  

Lawrenceville

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Hellcat News
(1955 - 1957)
Free Access via the Texas Digital Newspaper Program Newsletter published by the 12th Armored Division Association, discussing news related to the activities of the U.S. Army unit and updates on previous members of the division

Pennington

Newspaper Title Access Notes
The Pennington Post
(2000 - 2009)
Commercial Access via America's News  

Princeton

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Daily Princetonian 
(1876 - 2015)
Free Access via Princeton University The independent student newspaper of Princeton University
Daily Princetonian 
(2013 - Current)
Commercial Access via America's News  
Local Express
(1935 - 1939)
Free Access via Princeton University  
Princeton Herald
(1928 - 1963)
Free Access via Princeton University  
Princeton Recollector
(1975 - 1986)
Free Access via Princeton University  
Princeton Standard
(1863 - 1869)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
Princeton Whig, and Somerset and Middlesex Advertiser
(Nov 9, 1832)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers Incomplete, 1 issue
Princeton Whig, and Somerset and Middlesex Advertiser
(1832 - 1837)
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank  
Princeton Whig, and Somerset and Middlesex Advertiser
(1836 - 1837)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers  
Town Topics
(1946 - 2013)
Free Access via Princeton University  

Trenton

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Clay Banner
(Mar 13, 1844)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
Incomplete, 1 issue
Crisis
(1832)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
Daily True American
(1880 - 1908)
Free Access via Google News Archive  
Daily True American
(1852 - 1879)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers  
Emporium and True American
(1821 - 1847)
 via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
Emporium and True American
(1827 - 1828)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers  
Evening True American
(1912 - 1913)
Free Access via Google News Archive Incomplete
Jacksonian
​(Oct 8, 1828)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
Incomplete, 1 issue
Miscellany
(1805)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
New Jersey Catholic Journal
(1886 - 1889)
Free Access via the American Catholic Historical Society  Incomplete
New Jersey Gazette
(1778- 1786)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
New Jersey State Gazette
(1792 - 1799)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
New Jersey Volunteer
(1865)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
The Nubian News
(1989 - 2004)
Free Access via the Trenton Free Public Library African-American newspaper; Access is only available on-site at the Trenton Free Public Library
The Observer
(1959-1960)
Free Access via the Trenton Free Public Library The Observer was a Trenton-based newspaper that focused on the concerns of the African-American community in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The library holds the hard copies (not a complete run) and has digitized them
Pride Magazine
(1971-1972)
Free Access via the Trenton Free Public Library Pride was a magazine about and for Black businesses and business owners in Trenton in the early 1970s. The library holds the hard copies and has digitized them
Republican Privateer
(Oct 13, 1852)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
Incomplete, 1 issue
Sentinel
(1880 - 1882)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
The Times
(1993 - Current)
Commercial Access via America's News This paper succeeded the Trenton Times in 1993
Trenton Evening Times
(1883 - 1993)
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank;
Commercial Access via Local Historical Newspaper Archives
 
Trenton Evening Times
(1883 - 1922)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers  
Trenton Evening Times
(1923 - 1993)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers  
Trenton Evening Times
(1891 - 1922)
Commercial Access via Newspapers.com  
Trenton Federalist
(1800 - 1818)

Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers

 
Trenton Federalist
(1807 - 1824)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers  
Trenton Federalist
(1800 - 1824)
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank  
The Trentonian
(2000 - 2012)
Commercial Access via America's News  
Trenton State Gazette
(1847 - 1898)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers  
Trenton Times
(1883 - 1891)
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank  
Trenton Times Historical 
(1883 - 1993)
Commercial Access via NewsBank This paper was succeeded by The Times in 1993
Trenton Tribune
(1961)
Free Access via Trenton Free Public Library Calling itself “Trenton’s Negro Weekly,” its first issue was published Wednesday, September 27, 1961. The library holds just this one issue so it is unknown how long the newspaper was in publication.
Trenton True American
(1908 - 1912)
Free Access via Google News Archive  
Trenton True American
(Nov 24, 1884)
Commercial Access via Gale 19th Century Newspapers Incomplete, 1 issue
True American
(1801 - 1818)
Commercial Access via America's Historical Newspapers;
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank
 
True American
(1856 - 1919 Index only)
Free Access via the Trenton Historical Society Index only

Last updated August 18, 2021

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