Long Beach Historical Newspaper Collection – Catalogue

These lists reflect the Historical Society of Long Beach’s holdings to the best of our knowledge. In some cases the newspaper’s publication schedule is unknown or changed over time. When a date or date span appears on the list twice, the material spans more than one volume. As these lists reflect, many of the bound volumes are missing.* This is due to their having been stored over the years in various locations and with varying degrees of care prior to their receipt in 2011 by the Historical Society of Long Beach for professional preservation. Furthermore, for many years they were actively used by Long Beach journalists as a resource for their daily work and thus in a state of constant flux. It is our goal to preserve all of what remains with the highest level of curatorial care and to make this near-century of daily history accessible to the general public.

To access the collection, please complete an Appointment Application and email it to newspaper@hslb.org. This project was made possible by a grant from the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association.

* Please check the “Mixed Media” section for microfilm substitutions for gaps in the bound collection. In some cases, particularly with regard to some of the oldest volumes, our holdings are damaged and in a very fragile condition – these volumes are not currently listed in the catalogue but may be accessed in special circumstances (please call for further information).


View the catalogue:

By Date – Bound Volumes (full list)

By Individual Publication – Bound Volumes
The Press (1910-1924)
The Press-Telegram (1924-1989)
The Sun (1925-1944)
The Independent (1938-1964, 1971)
Southland Magazine (1952-1966)
The Zone Adveritsing (1958-1967))
Miscellaneous Publications (1897-1938)

Mixed Media


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