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Newspapers: Ontario English-Language 19th century: Get started

About the microfilm collection

All film sets (reels) are located on the 1st floor (basement) of the Dana Porter Library.

Drawers of microfilm, one opened

Collection's scope

Ontario, English language community newspapers. Dates span most of the 19th century but some run as late as the 1970s.

Find a community or a newspaper

You can explore 2 ways:

  1. By browsing. Use tabs above to browse the communities alphabetically, or
  2. By keyword. Type a community or newspaper in the search box above. The newspapers and their coverage are listed under each community. 

Make note of the newspaper's microfilm "MIC S" call number. You will need this number to locate the microfilm sets (reels) in microroom. See below for now to locate, view, and save or print what you find.

Locate, view, save or print

The film sets (reels) are located on the 1st floor (basement) of the Dana Porter Library. They are filed by their "MIC S" call number.

Staff can help you locate the film and use the micro reader-scanners.

Digital versions

Some of these newspapers have been digitized by OurDigitalWorld as part of Our Ontario.

Looking for other community newspapers?