Historical Newspapers

Historical Monterey Newspapers on Microfilm
Now Available Digitally

The Library’s holdings of Monterey newspapers on microfilm from 1846 – 1954 have been digitized and are accessible online from anywhere with an Internet connection.  Searching is faster, can be done by date, name, and event, and there is an adjustable tool for optimizing image quality for both text and photos.

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Title   Start Date End Date
The Californian (Monterey) view online 8/15/1846 11/11/1848
California Star view online 1/9/1847 12/23/1848
Alta California view online 1/1/1849 6/30/1852
Monterey Sentinel view online 6/2/1855 5/31/1856
Monterey Weekly Gazette view online 1/1/1863 12/31/1869
Monterey Republican view online 12/1/1869 8/31/1871
Monterey Democrat view online 4/16/1870 9/28/1872
Monterey Weekly Herald view online 1/1/1874 12/31/1876
Monterey Californian view online 5/23/1876 10/22/1881
Monterey Argus view online 7/15/1882 11/10/1888
Monterey Democrat view online 12/1/1888 11/16/1889
Monterey Weekly Cypress view online 1/1/1889 12/14/1901
Monterey New Era view online 11/1/1890 3/31/1910
Del Monte Weekly   1/1/1910 12/31/1911
Monterey Daily Cypress view online 1/1/1907 12/31/1922
Monterey American view online 1/1/1913 12/31/1913
Monterey American view online 7/1/1914 12/31/1916
Peninsula Daily Herald view online 6/21/1922 1/31/1923
Peninsula Daily Herald and
Monterey Daily Cypress and
Monterey American
view online 2/1/1923 2/28/1927
Peninsula Daily Herald view online 3/1/1927 6/22/1929
Monterey Peninsula Herald view online 6/24/1929 12/31/1954
Monterey Peninsula Herald   1/1/1955 3/31/1986
Monterey Trader view online 2/9/1933 3/23/1951
Monterey Beacon   8/22/1934 9/15/1935
Monterey Bay News   1/1/1947 12/31/1947
Monterey Bay News   1/1/1949 10/27/1950
Seaside News-Sentinel   11/3/1950 12/31/1958
Montereyan   3/30/1951 6/9/1955
Big Sur Gazette   8/1/1978 3/31/1981
Herald   4/1/1986 4/20/1992
Monterey County Herald view online
(2002- )
4/20/1992 current
Monterey Times   2/16/1996 1/31/1997
Coast Weekly   1/1/1998 2/5/2004
Monterey County Post   7/22/1999 9/30/2004