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Memorial Hall Library

Historical Newspaper Collection

Memorial Hall Library has digitized past issues of select local papers from 1853 through 1925. Digital access is available for the following titles and date ranges:  

  • Andover Advertiser 2/1853 - 2/1866
  • Andover Townsman  10/1887 - 10/1925
  • Lawrence American 2/1866 -12/1907

Enter keywords above and click Search to see results. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase (example: "memorial hall library"). Newspaper issues are available in PDF format and are grouped by month. When viewing a newspaper issue PDF, use your PDF viewer's built-in find function to locate keywords or phrases (use keyboard shortcut CTRL+F).