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Search the Sun-Times historical archives

Explore Chicago’s rich history by searching the Sun-Times Media newspaper archives, which includes articles from as far back as 1875.

Search for stories through the Sun-Times Media newspaper archive, which contains articles from the publications below. Searching is free and unlimited, while there’s a small fee for complete articles retrieved from the archive. You may purchase individual articles or select a package for multiple articles.

Historical page images:

  • Chicago Daily News: 1875-1922
  • Chicago Evening Journal: Nov. 10-13, 1871
  • Chicago Record: 1892-1901

Text-only archives:

  • Chicago Sun-Times: Blogs (2006-2015)
  • Chicago Sun-Times: Web edition articles (2008-2014)
  • Chicago Sun-Times: All articles (1986-Current)

If you’re interested in articles from around the country, you can search the archives of thousands of U.S. publications at NewsLibrary.com, which contains more than 274 million articles.


You can also explore tens of thousands images from the Sun-Times photography archive and order reprints from the Chicago History Museum. Capturing everything from Elvis’ performance at the Chicago Stadium in 1972 to the opening of the Southwest Expressway (now the Stevenson) to the Bears’ 1985 championship season, these images tell the story of our city and region.