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Newsroom of the New York Times, 1942
Newsroom of the New York Times, 1942. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c12968

The following list cites public institutions with custody of at least one newspaper photograph morgue in the United States and Canada. Researchers should contact directly the institutions listed for current information on policies and procedures, as well as on the photo morgue itself.

For national and international lists of newspapers that maintain their own archives, see “Newspaper Archives/Indexes/Morgues,” http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/oltitles.html.


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CANADA

LIBRARY ARCHIVES CANADA
The Gazette (Montreal) (1937-1985), http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=161704 External link
Toronto Daily Star (1959-1993), http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=161689 External link

UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/photo-collection-overviewl External link
Hollywood Citizen News (1946-1968)
Los Angeles Herald Examiner (1920s-1989)

OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
Oakland Tribune (early 1900s to 1990s), http://collections.museumca.org/?q=category/2011-schema/history/oakland-tribune External link

SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
San Diego Union Tribune (1912-1981), https://www.sandiegohistory.org/photocollect/clist1.htm#2 External link
via Online Archives of California, http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6r29q3mg/ External link

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, San Francisco History Center
San Francisco News-Call Bulletin (1915-1965), http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf2r29n63p External link

UC BERKELEY, Bancroft Library
San Francisco Examiner (1919-1990s), http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/hb6t1nb85b External link
San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Newspaper Photograph Archive (ca. 1915-1965), http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf338n99v6/ External link

UCLA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Los Angeles Times (1918-present),http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt7489n8x1 External link
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives (1925-1954),http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt9b69q98h External link

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA        
Los Angeles Examiner (1920-1961)  (more than 20,000 images digitized) http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15799coll44 External link

COLORADO

BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY, Carnegie Branch Library for Local History
Town and Country Review (1966-1979) http://nell.boulderlibrary.org/search/c?SEARCH=521&sortdropdown=-&searchscope=8 External link

DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY, Western History and Genealogy Division
Rocky Mountain News (1940-2009) http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22849735/rocky-mountain-news-lives-at-denver-public-library#comments External link

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC PUBLIC LIBRARY, Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washingtoniana Division,
Washington Star (1930-1981), http://www.dclibrary.org/node/2607 External link

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Prints & Photographs Division
New York World-Telegram & Sun (bulk 1920-1967), http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/130_nyw.html External link

NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Still Picture Research Room
New York Times, Paris Bureau (ca. 1900-ca. 1950), US Information Agency, Record Group 306, http://www.archives.gov/research/guides/still-pictures-guide.html#306

FLORIDA

CLEARWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
Clearwater Sun (1960s-1980s)

IDAHO

IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html External link
Idaho Newspaper Negative Collection (1950-1975). Includes Idaho Statesman (Boise), Idaho State Journal (Pocatello), and Twin Falls Times-News.

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
Chicago Daily News (1901-1973)  (digitized 1902-1933), http://www.chicagohs.org/research/resources/online-resources/online External link

INDIANA

INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Indianapolis Recorder (1900-1987), http://indianahistory.org/library/manuscripts/collection_guides/P0303.html External link

KENTUCKY

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Lexington Herald-Leader (1936-1990), http://libraries.uky.edu/libpage.php?lweb_id=401&llib_id=13&ltab_id=742 External link

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, Photographic Archives
Herald-Post (1925-1936), http://digital.library.louisville.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/heraldpost/ External link
Louisville Defender (1951-1970), http://special.library.louisville.edu/display-collection.asp?ID=298 External link

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MARYLAND

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY, Kuhn Library
Baltimore Sun (1930s-1980s), http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/specoll/baltimoresun.php External link

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK, Special Collections
Baltimore News American (1906-1986), http://www.lib.umd.edu/special/collections/maryland/newsphoto External link

MASSACHUSETTS

AMHERST PUBLIC LIBRARY, Jones Library
Amherst Record, http://www.joneslibrary.org/specialcollections/collections/mss.html External link

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Print Department
Boston Herald Traveler (1920-1972), http://www.bpl.org/research/print/index.htm External link

MICHIGAN

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, Reuther Library
Detroit News (1900-1980), http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?c=vmc;page=index External link

MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Newspaper photo interview (transcript), http://www.mnhs.org/exhibits/strangedays/millet.htm External link
Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspapers: An Inventory of Newspaper Negatives, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/sv000039.xml External link
     Minneapolis Star and Tribune (1936-1987)
     St. Paul Pioneer Press (1948-1987)
Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Edina Newspapers: An Inventory of Newspaper Photographs, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/sv000150.xml External link
Minneapolis Times (1905-1987), http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/sv000126.xml

MISSOURI

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, St. Louis Mercantile Library
St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1920s-1980s), http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/collections/mercantile-library-special-collections/special_collections/slma-112.html External link

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-St. LOUIS, Western Historical Manuscript Collection...
St. Louis Labor Tribune (1940s-1980s), http://tjrhino1.umsl.edu/whmc/ (and select St. Louis Labor Tribune in the collections list)

NEBRASKA

DURHAM MUSEUM, Photo Archive
Omaha Sun (1970-1979), http://durhammuseum.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15426coll5 External link 

NEW JERSEY

MONMOUTH COUNTY ARCHIVES
Red Bank Register (1970-1987), http://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=3456 External link

NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center
Newark News (1883-1972), http://www.npl.org/pages/collections/njic.html#pix External link

NEW YORK

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1900-1955), http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/brooklyncollection/historic-brooklyn-photographs External link

BUFFALO STATECOLLEGE, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Butler Library
Courier-Express (1960-1982), http://bsclib01.buffalostate.edu/library/archives/courier.php External link

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Daily Worker, Daily World, and People’s Daily World, (1917-1990s), http://blogs.nyu.edu/library/sp.collections/2010/02/the_daily_worker_and_daily_wor.html External link

QUEENS BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY, Archives
New York Herald Tribune, http://www.queenslibrary.org/research/archives External link

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA STATE ARCHIVES
Raleigh News & Observer (1938-1999), http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/Public/Collections/NonGovernment.aspx#audio External link

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, Joyner Library
Greenville Daily Reflector (1949-1967), http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/reflector/ External link

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CHARLOTTE AND MECKLENBURG COUNTY LIBRARY
Charlotte Observer Negatives (1956-1994), http://www.plcmc.org/Locations/mainCarolinaCollections.asp External link
Note: University of North Carolina’s North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives holds most of the Charlotte Observer negatives (1955-1989) by chief photographer Don Sturkey http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/pcoll/inv/P0070/P0070.html. External link

NORTH DAKOTA

STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Archives
Bismarck Tribune (1950-1970), http://history.nd.gov/archives/photocollections/2009.html External link
Ashley Tribune (1950s-1990s), http://history.nd.gov/archives/photocollections/2004.html External link

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OHIO

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES, http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/archives/ External link
Cleveland Press (1920-1982), http://www.clevelandmemory.org/pressExternal link

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Columbus Citizen Journal and Columbus Citizen (1912-1984), http://www.photohio.org/collections/cj/ External link

OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Columbus Dispatch (1890-1970), http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/audiovis/findaid/p245sc.html External link

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY
Dayton Daily News (1902-1990)
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/ddn_archive/2011/04/04/ddn-collection-series/ External link

OREGON

OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, http://www.ohs.org/research/library/collections/  External link
Oregon Journal (1920s-1970s)
Oregonian (1930s-1950s) 

PENNSYLVANIA

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia Record (ca. 1920-47, bulk), http://hsp.org/category/tags/philadelphia-record-photograph-morgue External link

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
News Negative Photograph Collection (1936-1997) from Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Philadephia Inquirer, and Daily News (includes color transparencies), http://library.temple.edu/collections/scrc/news-negative-photograph External link
See also entries starting with “News Collections” or “News Photograph Collection,” which have prints from several newspapers, http://library.temple.edu/collections/scrc/search?search=&page=5&f[0]=field_collection_emphasis_ref%3A1226 External link

YORK COUNTY HERITAGE TRUST, http://www.yorkheritage.org/la_rs.asp External link
Gazette & Daily Negative Collection, (ca. 1950-61)

TENNESSEE

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, Special Collections
http://www.memphis.edu/specialcollections/resources.php External link
Memphis Commercial Appeal and Press-Scimitar (1930-1984)

TEXAS

DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division http://www.dallaslibrary2.org/texas/photogallery/index.html  External link
Dallas Times Herald (-1991)

HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/hmrc/photo.htmll External link
Houston Chronicle
Houston Post
Houston Press

INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES
http://www.texancultures.com/visit/library/ External link
San Antonio Light  (1924-1993), http://digital.utsa.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p9020coll2 External link
San Antonio Express-News (1974-1993)

TEXAS AFRICAN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY (TAAP) ARCHIVE,
http://www.docarts.com/archive.html External link
Dallas Post-Tribune photograph collection (1953-1993, bulk 1966-1993)

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
Arlington Citizen Journal Fort Worth Star Telegram (1849-1990, bulk 1920s-1970s), http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utarl/00128/arl-00128.html External link
Fort Worth News Tribune (1970-1989), http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utarl/00202/arl-00202.html External link

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
New York Journal-American (1895-1966), http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/guide/photography/ External link

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO  New! 
San Antonio Express-News (1938-1984, http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00305/utsa-00305.html ; http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00306/utsa-00306.htmlhttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00307/utsa-00307.html ; http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00308/utsa-00308.html ; http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00309/utsa-00309.htmlhttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00310/utsa-00310.html ; http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00311/utsa-00311.html ; http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00312/utsa-00312.htmlhttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00313/utsa-00313.html ;

VICTORIA REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER
Victoria Advocate (1951-1986), http://vrhc.uhv.edu/photographs/advocate/home.htm External link

UTAH

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Perry Special Collections  New!
Daily Herald (1983-1993), http://findingaid.lib.byu.edu/viewItem/MSS%203341

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, Merrill-Cazier Library
Herald Journal (1969-1996), http://uda-db.orbiscascade.org/findaid/ark:/80444/xv77938 External link

VIRGINIA

NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY, Sargeant Memorial Collection
Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch and Virginian-Pilot (1950s-2000s), http://cdm15987.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15987coll4 External link 

WASHINGTON

MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY
Seattle Post Intelligencer
http://www.mohai.org/research External link


Document History: List begun in 1994 by Marcy Silver Flynn through phone calls, which resulted in 27 cited repositories. Additions made in 2003 by Jennifer Hain Teper, while at the University of Kentucky, with further information from Katherine Fox at the Center for American History. The Library of Congress resumed updating in 2010, with many new entries contributed by the Society of American Archivists' Visual Materials section members. Last update: October 2013.
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