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Records & Resources


  • Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research
  • Currently published newspapers in San Diego County
  • Genealogy Bank (subscription service)
  • San Diego County Library, Vista Branch
    The San Diego County Library, Vista Branch holds

    • Vista Press
      • Oct 1926 - Dec 1973, on microfilm
      • Jan 1974 - 3 Apr 1995, in bound volumes

  • San Diego Genealogical Society
    • Newspaper Records (Vital Statistics 1851 - Feb 1885)

    • San Diego Leaves & Saplings

  • San Diego Historical Society
    The Research Library of the San Diego Historical Society holds the following San Diego County, California newspaper records and resources:

    • San Diego Daily Transcript, 1937 - 1977, bound volumes

    • The San Diego Herald, 1851 - 1859, on microfilm

    • San Diego Sun, 1881 - 1939, on microfilm

    • The San Diego Union, 1868 - 1916, on microfilm

    • The Sentinel Newspaper Collection
      540 bound volumes of local titles including The Sentinel newspapers from Kearny Mesa, Ocean Beach, La Jolla, Clairemont and Pacific Beach. The newspaper dates range from 1922 to 1985.

    • Other newspapers - Refer to the article by Bernard Samuels published in The Journal of San Diego History, Volume 11, Number 4, October 1965, Documents of San Diego History : A Newspaper Checklist for San Diego County.

  • San Diego Public Library
    Central Library, Newspaper Room
    The Newspaper Room, on the second floor of the San Diego Public Library's Central Library, has available the following San Diego County, California newspaper records and resources:

    • Alta California, on microfilm
      • 4 Jan 1848 - Dec 1868

    • The Beach News, on microfilm
      • 24 Nov 1922 - 2 Jun 1928

    • Boletin Oficial, on microfilm
      • 1913 - 1949
      • 1970 - 1974
      • 1976 - 1979
      • 18981 - 1984
      • 20 Jul 1989 - 31 Dec 1989

    • The Broom, on microfilm
      • 6 Oct 1930 - 13 Jan 1947

    • Camp Kearny Weekly News, on microfilm
      • 2 Feb 1918 - 15 Feb 1919

    • The Daily San Diegan, on microfilm
      • 27 Apr 1885 - 12 Nov 1892 (incomplete)

    • Deutsche Zeitung, in German, on microfilm
      • 1887 - 1935

    • The Evening Tribune, [San Diego Tribune, Tribune, Tribune - Sun], on microfilm
      • Dec 1895 - 1 Feb 1992, on microfilm

      • 1983 - 1 Feb 1992 (ProQuest)
        available online at the library, and from home to persons with a valid San Diego Public Library card

    • The Friday News, on microfilm
      • 5 Mar 1937 - 30 Dec 1938

    • El Heraldo de Baja California, on microfilm
      • 1 May 1972 -31 Dec 1974

    • El Hispano Americano, on microfilm
      • 5 May 1934 - 31 Dec 1936

    • Julian Sentinel, on microfilm
      • 5 Jul 1889 - 3 Aug 1893 (incomplete)

    • The Ocean Beach News, on microfilm
      • 4 May 1934 - 25 Dec 1936
      • 17 Aug 1945

    • Otay Press, on microfilm
      • 28 Feb 1889 - 18 Aug 1892 (incomplete)

    • Periodico Oficial (Baja California), on microfilm
      • 1924 - 1969

    • Poway Progress, on microfilm
      • 1 Jul 1893 - 8 Sep 1894

    • Rockwell Field Weekly Flight, on microfilm
      • 13 Apr 1918 - 18 Jan 1919 (incomplete)

    • San Diego Advertiser, on microfilm
      • 7 Jan 1892 - 29 Dec 1894

    • San Diego Bulletin, on microfilm
      • 13 Feb 1872 - 23 Jul 1872

    • San Diego Daily Bee, on microfilm
      • 16 May 1887 - 18 Dec 1888 (incomplete)

    • San Diego Daily Journal, on microfilm
      • 17 Mar 1944 - 27 May 1950

    • San Diego Daily Transcript, on microfilm
      • 1 Jan 1976 - present

    • San Diego Examiner, on microfilm
      • 23 Aug 1912 - 31 Dec 1915

    • San Diego Free Press, on microfilm
      • Nov 1968 - Nov 1969

    • The San Diego Herald, on microfilm
      • 9 May 1851 - 7 Apr 1860
      • 1 Jan 1914 - 31 Oct 1918
      • 18 May 1922 - 1 Mar 1946

    • The San Diego News, on microfilm
      • 3 Feb 1877 - 7 Apr 1877
      • 9 Apr 1877 - 31 Dec 1877
      • 1 Jan 1903 - 22 Aug 1907
      • 3 Jan 1935 - 26 Dec 1940
      • 10 Feb 1944 - 25 May 1944

    • San Diego Reader, [San Diego Weekly Reader], on microfilm
      • 5 Oct 1972 - present

    • San Diego Sun, [title varies; The Sun], on microfilm
      • 19 Jul 1881 - 12 Nov 1892
      • 2 Jan 1893 - 31 Oct 1893
      • 1 Jan 1894 - 30 Apr 1895
      • 1 Jun 1895 - 30 Nov 1899
      • 2 Jun 1900 - Dec 1921
      • Mar 1922 - Apr 1922
      • Jul 1922 - Aug 1923
      • May 1924 - 25 Nov 1939

    • The San Diego Union (weekly), on microfilm
      • 10 Oct 1868 - 27 Sep 1877

    • The San Diego Union
      • 20 Mar 1871 - 1 Feb 1992, on microfilm

      • 1983 - 1992 (ProQuest)
        available online at the library, and from home to persons with a valid San Diego Public Library card

    • The San Diego Union - Tribune, [merged San Diego Union and The Evening Tribune]
      • 2 Feb 1992 - present, on microfilm

      • 2 Feb 1992 - present (ProQuest)
        available online at the library, and from home to persons with a valid San Diego Public Library card

    • San Diego Weekly Bulletin, on microfilm
      • 21 Aug 1869 - 20 Jul 1872

    • San Ysidro Border Press, on microfilm
      • 7 Nov 1930 - 30 Dec 1938

    • The Seaport News, on microfilm

    • The Weekly San Diegan, on microfilm
      • 1888 - 1892 (incomplete)

    • The Weekly San Diegan Sun, on microfilm, incomplete
      • 27 Jul 1881 - 16 Jan 1884
      • 23 Apr 1887 - 27 Oct 1904

    • The Weekly World, on microfilm
      • 27 Jul 1872 - 19 Jul 1873

    • The World, [masthead title; front page title varies; San Diego Daily World], on microfilm
      • 27 Jul 1872 - 30 May 1874

    La Jolla Branch Library
    The La Jolla Branch of the San Diego Public Library holds the following San Diego County, California newspaper records and resources:
    • La Jolla Journal, on microfilm
      • Apr 1919 - Dec 1969

    • La Jolla Light, on microfilm
      • Apr 1922 - Dec 1937
      • Jan 1939 - Dec 1946
      • Jan 1948 - Dec 1963
      • Nov 1964 - Dec 1969

  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    • San Diego Union-Tribune, online archives, 01 Jan 2000 - present

  • United States Newspaper Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

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