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Memorial Hall Library

Historical Newspaper Collection

Memorial Hall Library has digitized past issues of select local papers from 1853 through 2019. Digital access is available for the following titles and date ranges:  

  • Andover Advertiser 2/1853 - 2/1866
  • Andover Townsman  10/1887 - 12/2019
  • Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser 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 either by month (all newspapers 1925 and earlier) or by issue (Andover Townsman, 1926-).

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).

Higher-resolution color PDFs starting with the May 17, 2007 issue are available courtesy of Andover Townsman.