Explore historic Northeast Los Angeles community newspapers 

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 on a long-term deposit at the Occidental College Library. This collection is open to the public. 


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. 

Microfilm and Print:

Several NELA newspapers are available on microfilm and in print in the library. Please make your request through Ask Us.

NELA Newspapers Project:

Materials available on the California Digital Newspaper Collection 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.

We are grateful to Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, and Historic HIghland Park Neighborhood Council for their generous support of this important project.

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