Charlestown Old Newspapers


Old Newspapers on Microfilm at Charlestown Library

Charlestown Herald June 16; July 21, 28 of 1876 (microfilm)
Charlestown Newspaper Jan 1983 – Dec 1989 (microfilm)
The Citizen Dec 1912 – Oct 1919 (microfilm)
Clark County Mirror Jul 1935 – Dec 1942 (microfilm)
Clark County Record May 20, 1820 (microfilm)
Farmers and Mechanic’s Advocate Aug 23, 1826 (microfilm)
Hoosier Democrat & Clark County Record Dec 1898 – Dec 1906 (microfilm)
Indiana Intelligencer Jul 27, 1820 (microfilm)
The Indianian various 1840s (microfilm)
The Leader 1957 – Dec 2011 (microfilm)
National Democrat misc. 1858– 1859 (microfilm)
The New Washington Courier Jan 1902 – Dec 1937 (microfilm)
Sellersburg News Sep 1964 – Feb 1974 (microfilm)
Sellersburg Sentinel Mar 1964 – May 1976 (microfilm)


Green Banner Publications on computer disc
(ask at the reference desk for access)

• The Leader 2009-Mar 2018
• The Giveaway 2009-Mar 2018
• The Banner-Gazette 2009-Mar 2018
• The Washington County Edition 2009-Mar 2018
• The Scott County Journal/Chronicle 2009-Mar 2018


*Note: There are a variety of papers not listed below about the April 1974 tornado outbreak, about Charlestown as a Boomtown in 1940-1941, and about the John Kennedy assassination.

Old Newspapers at Charlestown Library

Brayfield’s Weekly Citizen
(Charlestown, Indiana)
July 1911 Special Industrial Issue Part No. One
July 19, 1911 Special Industrial Issue Part No. Two
July 19, 1911 Special Industrial Issue Part No. Three
Apr 10, 1912 7th Year No 28
Jun 12, 1912 7th Year No 37

The Charlestown Courier
(Charlestown, Indiana)
*Note: Charlestown Courier 1941-1964 – This paper has been digitized by Indiana State Library and is on Newspapers.com. Indiana residents can view it for free by clicking on this link and then clicking on the “search additional Indiana newspapers in Newspapers.com” which is just under the “Hoosier State Chronicles” link.

June 1944-December 1945 *bound

Dec 5, 1940 Vol 43 No 2291
Dec 12, 1940 (says 1490) Vol 43 No 2292
Feb 27, 1941 Vol 43 No 3002
Apr 16, 1942 Vol 48 No 3060
Jul 2 1942 Vol 48 No 3071
Jul 9, 1942 (few inside pages)
Sep 3, 1942 (says Aug 27 on front page) Vol 48 No 3080
Apr 1, 1943 Vol 48 No 3109
Oct 11, 1945 Vol 50 No 3939
May 2, 1946 Vol 50 No 3941
Nov 27, 1947 Vol 52, No 3977
Apr 15, 1948 (inside pages)
May 6, 1948 Vol 52 No 4000
May 20, 1948 Vol 52 No 4002
Jun 3, 1948 Vol 52 No 4004
Sep 29, 1949 (inside pages)
Oct 6, 1949 Vol 54 No 4073
Oct 13, 1949 Vol 54 No 4074
Feb 2, 1950 Vol 54 No 4089
Feb 22, 1951 (few inside pages)
Apr 26, 1951 Vol 55 No 4152
Jul 2, 1953 Vol 57 No 4424
Jul 9, 1953 Vol 57 No 4425
Aug 23, 1956 Vol 60 No 4588
Nov 10, 1955 Vol 59 No 4547
Jul 25, 1957 Vol 61 No 4636
Jul 10, 1958 Vol 62 No 4686 Charlestown Sesquicentennial Edition, 5 sections, 30 pages
May 7, 1964 Vol 68 No 4986
May 20, 1965 Vol 69 No 5040
Aug 24, 1967 Vol 71 No 3733
Jan 1, 1970 Vol 74 No 3861
Jan 14, 1971 Vol 75 No 3914
Mar 11, 1971 Vol 75 No 3822
Sep 23, 1971 Supplement
Dec 23, 1971 Vol 75 No 3863
Jul 13, 1972 Vol 76 No 3891
Jul 20, 1972 Vol 76 No 3892
Aug 3, 1972 Vol 76 No 3894
Jan 18, 1973 Vol 77 No 3917
Apr 5, 1974 Vol 7 No 22
Feb 21, 1976 Vol 4 No 16

Charlestown Hustler
(Charlestown, Indiana; twice a week)
*note that some of these have been laminated
Feb 26, 1895 Vol 1 No 33
Jun 14, 1895 Vol 1 No 64
Nov 8, 1895 Vol 2 No 2
Nov 22, 1895 Vol 2 No 6
Dec 20, 1895 Vol 2 No 14
Dec 24, 1895 Vol 2 No 15
Dec 27, 1895 Vol 2 No 16
Dec 31, 1895 Vol 2 No 17
Jun 10, 1897 Vol III No 62
May 12, 1898 Vol IV No 28 (2 pages)
Aug 24, 1899 Vol V No 43

Charlestown Shopping News
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Jan 30, 1937
Feb 6, 1937

The Citizen-Record
Dec 3, 1914 48th Year No 36
Dec 6, 1917 51st Year No 36
*note the next 4 papers were in a time capsule between 3 Sep 1918 to 1966
Mar 14, 1918 51st Year No 51
Jun 20, 1918 52nd Year No 14
Jul 4, 1918 52nd Year No 16
Aug 29, 1918 52nd Year No 24

The Clark County Citizen
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Jan 2, 1903 Vol 7 No 9
Dec 13, 1907 13th Year No 11

Clark County Democrat
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Jan. 31, 1863 Vol.6 No. 5

Clark County Journal
(Jeffersonville, Indiana)
Feb 25, 1937 Vol 82 No 17
Mar 2, 1937 Vol 82 No 18
Mar 4, 1937 Vol 82 No 19
Mar 16, 1937 Vol 82 No 22
Mar 23, 1937 Vol 82 No 24
Apr 20, 1937 Vol 82 No 32
Apr 24, 1934 Vol 82 No 46
Apr 26, 1934 Vol 82 No 47
Dec 12, 1941 88th Year No 4
Mar 17, 1943 89th Year No 31
Apr 24, 1946 92nd Year No 21
Oct 26, 1949 95th Year No 52
Nov 6, 1946 (pages 5-8)
Jul 16, 1958 104th Year No 37
Jul 23, 1958 104th Year No 38

The Clark County Record
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Jul 8, 1876 Vol VIII No 16
Nov 2, 1878 (2 pages)
Nov 23, 1878 (2 pages)
Oct 1, 1881 Supplement (1 page)
Sep. 26, 1885 Vol. XVII No. 29
Feb 11, 1888 Vol XIX No 49
Oct 22, 1892 (3 pieces not complete)
Jan 11, 1896

Clark County Republican
(Jeffersonville, Indiana)
Aug 20, 1903 Vol IX No 38
Nov 7, 1938

Clark County Star
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Sep 18, 1884 Vol I No 24

The Evening News
(Jeffersonville, Indiana)
Jan 20, 1930 Vol 58 No 52
May 24, 1940 Vol 66 No 146
April 4, 1974 102nd Year No 115
April 20, 1974 102nd Year No 129
Aug 27, 1952 80th Year No 238 Souvenir Sesquicentennial Edition (5 sections)
Jan 16, 1962 90th Year No 45
Nov 23, 1963 92nd Year No 5
Jul 18, 1977 105th Year No 203
Aug 17, 1983 110th Year No 229

The Farm News of Clark County
(Marion, Indiana)
Sep 24, 1943 Vol III No 9
Mar 23, 1945 Vol V No 3
Nov 23, 1951 Vol XI No 11
Jul 25, 1952 Vol XII No 7

The Free Press
(Sellersburg, Indiana)
Aug 8, 1940 Vol 1 No 5

Hoosier Democrat And Clark County Record
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Jan 30, 1903 34th Year No 49
Nov 4, 1904 36th Year No 37

Hoosier Record
Clark County Record and Hoosier Democrat
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Sep 13, 1907 40th Year No 26
Jan 22, 1909 41st Year No 42
Apr 9, 1909 42nd Year No 1

Indiana State Record
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Dec 8, 1888 Vol XX No 40

The Indianaian
(Charlestown, Indiana)
*note that all of these are 4 page papers that have been torn in two down the center crease
Mar 4, 1840 Vol IV No 30
Mar 11, 1840 Vol IV No 31
Mar 18, 1840 Vol IV No 32
Mar 25, 1840 Vol IV No 33 (has been laminated)
Apr 1, 1840 Vol IV No 34 (has been laminated)
Apr 15,1840 Vol IV No36 (has been laminated)
Jun 24, 1840 Vol IV No 46
Jul 29, 1840 Vol IV No 51

The Jeffersonville Journal
Special Edition  Illustrated Jeffersonville, Ind.
A pictorial and descriptive synopsis of the city’s status in the world of Industry, Commerce and Manufactures
August 1897
*Like a newspaper in its size and paper. The cover is green. It has 24 pages. 2 copies. One is missing cover and in poor condition.

The Jeffersonville Times
(Jeffersonville, Indiana)
Sep 24, 1885 Vol VI No 192 (has hole in the middle)

The Leader
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Mar 7, 1984 to Dec 2011 (47 bound volumes)

National Democrat
Aug 5, 1880 Vol XXVI No 8

The New Washington Courier
(New Washington, Indiana)
Jul 2, 1909 Vol XIII No 653
Oct 24, 1935 Vol 37 No 1978

The People’s Gazette
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Feb 17, 1842 Vol I No 52

Republican Statesman
(Charlestown, Indiana)
May 16, 1829 Vol 1 No 35

Southern Indianian
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Feb 12, 1845 Vol 2 No 20
Jul 23, 1845 Vol 1 No 4

Southern Indianian, And Jackson County Advertiser
(Charlestown, Indiana)
Jul 16, 1845 Vol. 1 No. 3
Jul 23, 1845 Vol 1 No 4

The Spirit of Progress
(Charlestown, Indiana)
July 31, 1851 Vol. 1 No. 40

The Shopping News
(Charlestown, Indiana, every Friday)
*mostly local business ads with some stories, obits and want ads
Jun 5, 1948 14th Year
Jul 31, 1948 14th Year
Jul 13, 1967 32nd Year

OUTSIDE OF CLARK COUNTY newspapers

Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
Sep 28, 1861 Vol XXIV No 286

The Corydon Democrat
(Corydon, Indiana)
Jun 8, 1966 Vol 111 No 16 Souvenir Progress Edition

Daily Indiana State Sentinel
(Indianapolis, Indiana; Mon-Tue publication)
Aug 30, 1854 Vol IV No 105
Sep 1, 1854 Vol IV No 107

Herald and Presbyter
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
Jan 17, 1877 Vol XXXVI No 50

The Louisville Weekly Democrat
(Louisville, Kentucky)
Aug 18, 1847 Vol IV No 4

New Albany Daily Ledger
(New Albany, Indiana)
Apr 22, 1897

Western Union Democrat
(New Albany, Indiana)
Jun 30, 1843 Vol 2 No 23