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Black Artistry and the Archive

This guide is designed to support students in ARTH 299B-01 with Melanie Chambliss for Fall 2020.

Searching Historical Newspaper Archives

This video shows you how to access and search the Chicago Tribune Historical Archive; however, these instructions also work for searching the Chicago Defender Historical Archive and the New York Times Historical Archive. 


Chicago Defender

The Encyclopedia of Chicago says of the Chicago Defender: "What began as a four-page handbill quickly became the most important black metropolitan newspaper in America."

Other Chicago Newspapers