Local Newspapers

 

Concord Enterprise, 1888-1963

  • Microfilm, and in NewspaperArchive (database): 1888-1963

 

Acton Enterprise, 1915-1937

  • Microfilm, and in NewspaperArchive (full-image database): Feb. 10, 1915-Oct. 5, 1921; Jan. 21, 1931 – Sept. 22, 1937

 

Acton Beacon (a.k.a  The Beacon; Assabet Valley Beacon), 1945-present

  • Microfilm: Jan. 1945-Jan. 1946;  July 31, Aug. 14, Sept. 4, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, 1947; 1950-1953 scattered issues; March 7, 1957-Feb. 26, 1959; March 7, 1963 – date
  • NewspaperArchive (full-image database): same as on microfilm, except not 1947 and only through 1975
  • Index (1945-2009, except 1947) available at the reference desk. After 2009 use Newsbank database.
  • Newsbank (full-text database):  2005 - to date

 

Acton Minuteman, 1975-1981

  • Microfilm:  1975-1981
  • Selective indexing at reference desk

 

Acton Citizen, 1994-1996

  • Microfillm:  March 1994-October, 1996
  • Selective indexing at reference desk

 

Acton Weekly, 2005-2007

  • Microfilm:  March 17, 2005-September 14, 2007
  • Selective indexing at reference desk

 

Additional full-image newspapers are available through the NewspaperArchive and Proquest Historical Newspapers databases. Visit our E-Resources page (scroll down to "Newspapers") for access. Remote access is limited to Acton residents.

 

Microfilm users:  The library has a digital microfilm reader/printer/scanner. Images may be saved to USB.