Research You Can Use: The Historic Seattle Times, 1896-1984

Seattle Times, October 29, 1929

Here’s a great new research tool from the Seattle Public Library for all you lovers of history–you can access issues of the Seattle Times from 1896 to 1984 online! 1896 – 1899 will be available starting January 2011. Go to the ‘Local History’ sub-page (within the Database and Websites page) of the Seattle Public Library’s website and scroll down to ‘Seattle Times Historical Archives (1896-1984)’ under “Newspapers and Other Indexes (Local History).” You’ll be able to easily choose the year, month, and day (if you already have a specific article reference) and download a pdf of the article. You can print as well. The database also provides a search function so you can search for articles by subject/topic. A list of relevant articles comes up that include your search term.

This is an amazing resource. No more messing around with microfilm machines at the central library. You can do this research in the comfort of your own home or office! This resource was made possible through a generous grant from the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thank you SPL and the foundation!!!