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Historic Newspapers: San Bernardino: Microfilm

Guide to Pfau Library's microfilm holdings of local historic papers, plus links to papers on the web.

San Bernardino Newspapers on Microfilm

All of the historic papers below are in the microfilm collection, available on the 4th floor of Pfau Library. Many of these newspapers had variations in title over their publication histories. For details on title changes, please consult the CSUSB holdings in OneSearch. The titles given below are the forms under which the library’s copies are actually filed.

Available Collection
Title Available

Guardian

Jan. 17, 1867 – Mar. 20, 1876 and Nov. 2, 1875 – Sept. 16, 1876

Inland California Labor Journal

Sept. 1943 – Dec. 17, 1947

Kaleidoscope

June 13, 1891 – Jan. 26, 1895

San Bernardino American

1979 – 81, 1984 – 92, +current 6 mos. on paper

San Bernardino Daily Courier

incomplete Oct. 10, 1886 – May 29, 1894

2nd copy: incomplete 1889 – 1894

San Bernardino Daily Times Index

(variant titles: Daily Times, San Bernardino Times, San Bernardino Daily Times, Daily Times Index)

incomplete 1875 – 1890, 1896 – 1905

San Bernardino Evening Telegram (and Evening Index)

Jan. 1946 – Feb. 1974 (merged with the Sun in ‘74)

San Bernardino Evening Transcript

Sept. 1898 – Dec. 1902

San Bernardino Free Press

July 1897 – May 1905

San Bernardino Valley Index

incomplete 1880

San Bernardino Weekly Argus (also Morning Argus)

incomplete 1873 – 1877

San Bernardino Weekly Courier

Jan. 3, 1891 – Mar. 31, 1894

2nd copy: incomplete 1889 – 1893

San Bernardino Weekly Times

incomplete 1875 – 1887

San Bernardino Weekly Sun

Mar. 16, 1895 – Dec. 29, 1905

San Bernardino Sun (variant titles: Sun-Telegram, San Bernardino County Sun)

Sept. 1894 – 2020

 

Without an index, the only way to find an article is to have some idea of the date it might have been published. Most of the newspapers on this list, with the exception of the Sun, have no indexes.

CSUSB users should search the digitized version of the San Bernardino Sun for best results. Prior to the digitization project, the Sun had several partial indexes:

  • at Feldheym Public Library, by general subject only, mid-1960’s to mid-1980’s, and 1990-98, plus a more extensive clippings file of stories of local interest
  • at Crafton Hills College Library, 1983 – present, only for news items about San Bernardino and Riverside counties
  • some obituaries are indexed at Rootweb's Obituary Index

For those outside our local area doing genealogy or other family research: We're sorry, but Pfau Library does not conduct searches for obituaries or other articles from our historic papers on microfilm. If you have an exact citation (including date and page number) for an article, your best option is to request the article through your local library's Interlibrary Loan service.