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The Purdy/Kresge Library has the complete run of both the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press newspapers on microfilm.

In addition, we have a digital edition of the Detroit Free Press for the years 1831 to 1922. The digital edition is available from this catalog link:

This is a subscription database and a WSU access id/password is required for us. Or visit the Purdy/Kresge Library and staff will assist you.

We also have an online subscription to Proquest Digital Microfilm for the Detroit Free Press which has digital images of the paper from January 1, 2008 forward, except for a 3 month embargo.

Use this link to access the Detroit Free Press Digital Microfilm:

NOTE: The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News have interruptions in content on the following dates due to newspaper strikes:

Detroit News Dec.1, 1955-Jan.15, 1956; Apr.12-May 10, 1962; Jul.22-
Nov.22, 1964, Nov.16, 1967-Aug.8, 1968.
Detroit Free Press Dec.2, 1955-Jan.16, 1956; Apr.16-May 10, 1962; Nov.18, 1967-
Aug.9, 1968 (per Library of Congress)

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