There are now 5,206,652 pages of newspapers available at Chronicling America. Not familiar with this free site sponsored by the Library of Congress and NEH? Visit the site at chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
You can search and download pages from selected American newspapers across the country from 1836-1922. To see a list of the digitized newspapers and enter search terms, visit at chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers.
The site also offers the U.S. Newspaper Directory, supplying information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. You can identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them at chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles. Newspaper titles currently listed: 151,814.
New titles and images are added regularly so visit often.