CRL holds over 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including a strong collection of U.S. ethnic newspapers, published from the 1850s to the present.
CRL has a subscription to at least one newspaper from every state and to newspapers from an additional 25 cities with the greatest population nationally.
Major collections within the U.S. newspaper collection include:
- African American newspapers
- Civilian Conservation Corps Newspapers
- U.S. ethnic newspapers