Community Newspapers

Explore historic Northeast Los Angeles community newspapers online and in the Library.

Occidental College Special Collections and College Archives provides access to a unique collection of Northeast Los Angeles community newspapers ranging from 1906-2011. These newspapers were collected by members of the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society and the Highland Park Heritage Trust, and are available on a long-term deposit at the Occidental College Library. Access to the collection is open to the public. See below for more information on access to the collection and how you can help us sustain this project. 

Northeast Los Angeles newspapers are available in the following formats:

Digital:

Thirteen different newspaper titles have been digitized and made available in the California Digital Newspaper Project through the support of The Northeast Los Angeles Newspaper Project. For information on what titles are available, the range of digitized materials, the dates of publication, or other details, please use this spreadsheet. Note that "dates digitized" shows the full range of digitized materials, meaning that there will most likely be sizeable gaps within the larger date ranges. For your convenience, links to each title are embedded in the "cataloging titles" column.

Note that on the CDNC "cataloging title" refers to each iteration of a newspaper. For example the Eagle Rock Sentinel and Eagle Rock Reporter and Sentinel are both "cataloging titles", while the "common title" refers to the most recent iteration, in this case the Eagle Rock Sentinel For more information on the CDNC, please visit their "about us" page!

Click here for a list of select titles available on CD-ROM in the library.

Microfilm:

Several NELA newspapers are available on microfilm in the library. Microfilmed newspapers are on deposit from the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society. To arrange a research appointment, please visit our Research Services page.

The microfilm reader is located in the computers & study area on the second floor of the Library (see map).

Click here for a list of available titles on microfilm.

Print:

Some NELA newspapers are available in print. These are stored at an off-campus facility in Eagle Rock and would need to be retrieved for research.

To arrange a research appointment, please visit our Research Services page.

Click here for a list of titles available in print.

NELA Newspapers Project:

Materials available on the California Digital Newspaper Collection (a project of the Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research at the University of California, Riverside) were digitized as part of a collaborative pilot project lead by Occidental College Library, the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society, and the Highland Park Heritage Trust, and funded by the The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.

The project partners share a long-term goal to collect, preserve, and digitize Northeast Los Angeles community newspapers. Please visit nelanewspapers.wordpress.com for more information and how you can contribute to this effort.

Acknowledgments:

We are grateful to individuals and organizations for their generous support of this important project.