One could also try, through the National Endowment for the Humanities:
On 01/13/14, Lisa Lepore
One thing you can do without a subscription is to look at the newspapers they carry. If they cover the timeframe and areas you are interested, then
you can make a better decision about subscribing. I think newsbank is a subscription database for libraries not individuals. They have older papers, but
it all depends on what the library has decided to subscribe to.
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Newbank does go back before 2000. It all depends on the area you are looking in and how many of those papers they have scanned in. I do agree however the newspaperarchieves.com does have a lot more of the older papers and it is worth the price if you have the time to use it a lot. I got a ton of stuff there on my PA relatives but eventually cancelled my subscription for a time to get caught up on other things. I do plan to re-subscribe eventually.