Local Newspaper Index


Searchable database with citations to selected content from two local newspapers, Princeton Packet and Town Topics.

Getting Started

  • Always available, no library card needed for access.


  • This index was created and maintained by library staff and volunteers for a limited number of years. It has a narrow scope and date range for specific years and types of articles from the Princeton Packet and Town Topics.
  • Date coverage is 1983 through 2006 for general articles from both newspapers.
  • Obituaries from both newspapers are indexed back to 1975 and from 1892-1950 for the Princeton Packet.
  • Search by personal name, keyword, subject heading, date, newspaper name or type of article.
  • Indexed articles have a Princeton focus; other articles from the newspapers during the dates covered might not appear in this index.
  • Due to the limited scope and possible gaps in coverage, not finding a reference in the index does not mean the article was not in the newspaper. Please contact the 2nd floor Information Desk for assistance.
  • Index has citations only. Options for full text articles include the microfilm holdings at the library or via the Papers of Princeton database.
  • For a comprehensive list of the library’s historical newspaper holdings and how to access them, please see the Princeton and Local History: A Resource Guide.


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