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Newspapers in the New Jersey State Library Collection

  • ASBURY PARK (Monmouth County)
    Asbury Park Press (1968 - current)
    Coaster (1983-2008)
  • ATLANTIC CITY (Atlantic County)
    Atlantic City Press (1968 - current)
  • BORDENTOWN (Burlington County)
    Register (May13 - June10, 1932)
    Register News (Jan. 3, 1974 - June 27, 2002)
  • BRIDGETON (Cumberland County)
    Bridgeton Evening News (1968 – 1977)
    Bridgeton News (current four months)
  • BRIDGEWATER (Somerset County)
    Courier News (current four months)
  • BURLINGTON (Burlington County)
    Burlington County Times (current four months)
    Burlington Gazette (1835 – Aug. 25, 1848)
    Dollar Newspaper and Burl. Co. Advtsr. (1856 – 1867)
    New Jersey Gazette (1777-1778)
  • CAMDEN (Camden County)
    Courier-Post Oct. (1949 - current)
  • CAPE MAY (Cape May County)
    Cape May County Herald Times (current four months)
  • CUMBERLAND COUNTY
    South Jersey Times (current four months)
  • ELIZABETH (Union County)
    Daily Journal (Oct. 1, 1990 – Dec. 31, 1991)
  • ELMER (Salem County)
    Elmer Times (June 1881 – 1987)
  • FREEHOLD (Monmouth County)
    Monmouth Press (March 17, 1888 – Jan. 25, 1890)
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY (Woodbury, NJ)
    South Jersey Times (current four months)
  • HACKENSACK (Bergen County)
    Record Jan. (1960 – current)
  • HIGHTSTOWN (Mercer County)
    Hightstown Excelsior (June 13, 1857 – March 26, 1859)
    Hightstown Gazette (1965 - 1999)
  • HUNTERDON COUNTY (Flemington, NJ)
    Hunterdon County Democrat (current four months)
  • JERSEY CITY (Hudson County)
    American Standard (1859-1875)
    Argus (1875-1884)
    Daily Telegraph (1850 – 1859)
    Evening Journal (1867-1887)
    Evening Telegraph (1849-1850)
    Jersey City Argus (1884-1891)
    Jersey City Reporter (Jan. 20, 1984-Dec. 29, 2002
    Jersey City Telegraph (1847-1849)
    Jersey Journal (1941-1947)
  • LONG BRANCH (Monmouth County)
    Long Branch News (May 11, 1976 – May 7, 1979)
    Atlanticville (May 14, 1979 – Dec. 30, 1999)
  • MEDFORD (Burlington County)
    Central Record (Jan. 7, 1993 – June 27, 2002)
  • MORRISTOWN (Morris County)
    Daily Record (current four months)
  • MOUNT OLIVE (Morris County)
    Mt. Olive Chronicle (Jan. 2, 1992 – Dec. 30, 1999)
  • NEW BRUNSWICK (Middlesex County)
    Daily Times (1891 – 1907)
    Home News Tribune (current four months)
    New Brunswick Daily Times (1871-1891)
    New Brunswick Times (1907 – 1916)
    Weekly Times (1903-1906)
  • NEWARK (Essex County)
    Centinel of Freedom (1796 – 1820)
    Evening Star & Newark Advertiser (July 1, 1907-Jan. 29, 1916)
    Newark Evening News (Sept. 1, 1883 – Aug. 31, 1972)
    (strike from May 26, 1971 through April 4, 1972: no paper for this period)
    Newark Star-Ledger 1945 - current
    Sunday Evening News (Nov. 24, 1946 - Aug. 31, 1972)
    (this is on "Newark Evening News" and "Evening News" microfilm).
  • PARAMUS (Bergen County)
    Suburban News (Feb. 1987 - Feb. 1992)
  • PASSAIC (Passaic County)
    Herald News (current four months)
    Passaic City Record (June 11, 1890 – Nov. 30, 1907)
    Passaic Herald News (1968 – 1977)
  • PRINCETON (Mercer County)
    Princeton Packet (current four months)
  • RIDGEWOOD (Bergen County)
    Ridgewood Herald (July 13, 1901 – Jan 25, 1940)
    Ridgewood Herald News (Feb 1, 1940 – Dec. 31, 1959)
    Ridgewood News (January 4 - 25, 1940)
    Ridgewood News (1992 – 1995)
    Sunday News (Jan. 7, 1940-June 26, 1949; 1950-1973)
  • RIVERSIDE (Burlington County)
    Triple Towns Tribune (June 16, 1932 – June 5, 1941)
  • SALEM COUNTY
    South Jersey Times (current four months)
  • SUSSEX COUNTY (Newton, NJ)
    New Jersey Herald (current four months)
  • TRENTON (Mercer County)
    Daily State Gazette (1863-1918)
    Daily State Gazette and Republican (1857-1863)
    Federalist and New Jersey Gazette (1900-1802)
    Federalist, New Jersey Gazette (1798-1800)
    Mercer Standard (Nov. 11, 1854-Feb. 23, 1856)
    New Jersey Gazette (1778-1786)
    New Jersey Gazette (1840-1857)
    New Jersey State Gazette (1799-1800)
    New Jersey State Gazette (1829-1839)
    State Gazette (1918-1927)
    State Gazette and New Jersey Advertiser (1797-1798)
    Sunday Times Advertiser (1883-1975)
    Trenton Federalist (1802-1829)
    Trenton State Gazette (1927-1942)
    Trenton Times (May 1883 - current)
    Trentonian (1964 - current)
    (Trentonian from Sept. 3, 1946 - Dec. 31, 1963 is held by the New Jersey State Archives.)
  • VINELAND (Cumberland County)
    Daily Journal (current four months)
    Vineland Times Journal (1968 – 1977)
  • WEST ORANGE (Essex County)
    West Orange Chronicle (1963 – 1969)
    West Orange Weekly Review (June 5, 1931-May 13, 1938)

“Early American Newspapers” is a set of 18 orange-colored microfilm boxes filed after the older newspapers listed above, and consists of the following titles:

  • Centinel of Freedom, Newark , NJ (1796 – 1820)
  • New Jersey Gazette, Burlington & Trenton , NJ (1777 – 1786)
  • New York Gazette (Weyman's), New York , NY (1759 – 1767)
  • New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, New York , NY (1768 – 1783)
  • New York Mercury, New York , NY (1752 – 1768)
  • New York Weekly Journal, New York , NY (1733 – 1751)
  • Rivington's New York Gazette and the Royal Gazette, NY (1773 – 1783)
  • Pennsylvania Chronicle Philadelphia, PA (1767 – 1774)

The "Centinel of Freedom" is also held by the New Jersey State Archives as the “Sentinel of Freedom” from Oct. 4, 1797 – Dec. 18, 1894.

Notes:

The New Jersey State Archives has over 600 New Jersey newspapers on microfilm in their collection. The list, which is arranged by county, is available on their website at under the heading "Microfilm for Sale". 

Here is a direct link to the PDF listing their newspapers for sale by county: http://nj.gov/state/archives/pdf/newspaperSale.pdf

The Archives owns many additional newspapers that are not on this "for sale" list, so it is best to contact them at 609-292-6261 and ask if they have a particular title.  Here is a link to their webpage on which additional information can be found:

www.nj.gov/state/archives

The New Jersey State Library does not have any newspapers covering the years 1787 – 1796.

The "Daily True American" from 1849 -1908 is held by the NJ State Archives; they have a card index of the vital records information that it contains, such as marriages and deaths. The State Library has some bound volumes of the True American from 1802 – 1829.

National Newspapers received by the New Jersey State Library

  • New York Times (Sept. 18, 1951 - current)
  • Philadelphia Inquirer (January 1970 - current)
  • U.S.A. Today (current four months)
  • Wall Street Journal (January 1958 -current)
  • Baltimore Afro-American (current four months)
  • Washington Post (current four months)

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