Historical Newspapers

Asbury Park Press

Title: Asbury Park Press
Dates of Publication: Published under various titles since 1879.
Format: Available in print, online and via microfilm.
Access:
1905-present available online via newspaper website. Access to issues prior to 1999 restricted to paid subscribers.
1898-present available on microfilm at the Asbury Park Public Library.
1908-present available on microfilm, 1999-present available via database at the Monmouth County Library. Must be on site or library cardholder for database access.
1968-present available on microfilm at the New Jersey State Library.
1992-2011 available on microfilm at the Red Bank Public Library.
2010-present available via searchable database at Brookdale Community College. Must be on campus or a student to use.

The Echo

The ECHO newspaper was published between 1904 and 1943, with publisher listed as Rock and Howard, originally in Long Branch, NJ and then, after 1910, in Red Bank, NJ.  It is described in Vol. 1, # 22, Jan. 12, 1095, as "Published weekly in the interest of the Negro Race," and "The oldest colored paper in New Jersey." The Red Bank Public Library holds a microfilm copy of holdings between 1904 and 1937.  Many issues are fragmented and damaged and the holdings are incomplete. With a grant in by Investors Foundation in 2017, the material was digitized and is now available on the Red Bank Public Library Web Site.  Click here to access the Echo/Express files online.

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The Mail & Express

Title: The Mail & Express Holdings: Mar 31, 1905-Apr 20, 1906 are available via microfilm at Red Bank Public Library. It is described as a Historical African-American-owned newspaper covering Red Bank area with Lewis O. Summersett listed as publisher.  With a grant in by Investors Foundation in 2017, the material was digitized and is now available on the Red Bank Public Library Web Site.  Click here to access the Echo/Express files online.

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Red Bank Register

Title: Red Bank Register
Dates of Publication: Published under various titles 1878-1991.
Format: Available online.
Access: Available via Red Bank Register Historical Newspapers (fully searchable).

Matawan Independent

Title: Matawan Independent
Dates of publication: Published since 1970.
Archival Holdings: 1972-2000.
Format: Available online.
Access: Archival issues available via Matawan Aberdeen Public Library website (fully searchable). The Independent is currently published weekly on Thursdays by Greater Media Inc. and can also be found online here.

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