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Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Over 150 years of respected news coverage
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Published since 1849, the Chicago Tribune is one of the nation’s oldest continuously published newspapers. Its vast historical archive—available exclusively through NewsBank—provides students and teachers with a unique and fascinating look at noteworthy people, issues and events from the past 150 years.

An ideal classroom tool
Covering Chicago, the nation and the world, the Chicago Tribune Historical Archive is a valuable tool for research papers, classroom and homework assignments, lesson plans and more. It fosters primary source research skills, helps students think critically, and provides a valuable foundation for the study of government; politics, language arts, and history. Additionally, NewsBank’s powerful search engine and intuitive interface enable students and teachers alike to quickly and easily retrieve relevant information

A range of local, national and international topics
In addition to authoritative, staff-written news articles and eyewitness reporting, the Chicago Tribue Historical Archive provides advertisements; illustrations; editorials; birth, marriage and death notices; and more to provide a glimpse into the everyday life and culture of historical Americans. It covers such topics as:

Art Reviews
Chicago Ethnic Communities
Chicago Gangsters
Chicago Mayors
Chicago Stocks/Commodities Exchanges
The Civil War
U.S. Presidencies
National and Chicago Area Sports
Progressive Era

Race Relations
The Arts
The Cold War
The Korean War
The Vietnam War
U.S. & Russia/USSR Relations
World War I
World War II

And much more!

For more information, contact a NewsBank representative by calling 800.762.8182 or emailing

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