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Historical Newspaper Collection

Now you can read and search full issues of The Berrien County Record and other Buchanan newspapers on the internet! The library is digitizing our newspaper collection and making it available online. 
Click the links below to view issues by date.
Scroll down for tips on how to use Google to search all the newspapers at once.

1863-1868 (scattered)
1869 (July-Dec)

1870
1871
1872
1873
1874
1875
1876

1877

1878
1879

1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889

1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897  
1898
1899

1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906

1910s

1920s

1930s

The Berrien County Record for the years 1869-1935 are also available on three of the library's public computers along with an index that allows users to search everything with a single command. Call or stop by the Front Desk for more information.

Use Google to Search our Newspapers!
 
In the Google search bar at the top of your browser, type your search word or phrase, using quotation marks to search for an exact phrase if you like, and then add the text site:buchananlibrary.org.
Google will do its usual search, but will limit the results to hits from the Buchanan Library web page. For example, type in the search  “St. Joseph Valley Railroad” site:buchananlibrary.org and hit enter. Forty or more results will appear, all from the Library’s online newspaper collection. Click on a link to open the PDF, then type Control F and put in your search term again. Hit enter and the computer will highlight the term. Hit enter again for the next occurrence of your search term. If your term doesn’t come up, type in a shorter or different part of your original search phrase and hit enter again.