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Newspapers covering Topsfield

Page history last edited by Roz Broch 1 year ago

Chronicle & Transcript

This publication began with the June 6, 2019 issue, combining the Ipswich Chronicle, Tri-Town Transcript, and Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle.  Sadly, the last issue to be printed was December 2, 2021.  The Topsfield Library holds some back issues also has online access to the paper's content via Newsbank.


Eagle Tribune

Boxford Town Library subscribes to the Eagle Tribune.


Salem Gazette (Salem Daily Gazette)

1790 -

available on microfilm at the Salem Public Library, Boston Public Library, and PEM Phillips Library.


Salem News (Salem Evening News)

current three months in library

electronic access 2008/7/17 - present via Topsfield Town Library's Newsbank database subscription

1880/10/16 - present; available on microfilm at the Salem Public Library, Salem, MA


Topsfield Chronicle

Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 19, 1963) - vol. 1, no. 16 (Oct. 9, 1963); no longer published; bound volume stored in the Topsfield Room


Topsfield Pennysaver  (precursor to the Tri-Town Transcript)

          Issues from 1962-1963 have been digitized and can be searched in this Digital Archive.
              Scattered issues are also held by the Boxford Document Center.

Topsfield Townsman

          Available on microform at the Boston Public Library and at the Phillips Library in Rowley.

Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 12, 1895)-v. 4, no. 18 (Apr. 29, 1899)


Tri-Town Transcript  (serving Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield)  

Searchable, online access from 6/2/2006 -5/31/2019 is available via the Topsfield Town Library's Newsbank database subscription.
          Coverage continue from 6/6/2019 - 12/2/2021 for the Chronicle & Transcript (serving Ipswich, Tri-town, and Hamilton-Wenham).

A separate Digital Archive is available covering the Transcript for years 1962-2005. 
          The following years are not included at this time:  1964, 2000-2002.


Loose papers covering the years 2000 - present are stored on the second floor of the library.

Bound volumes covering 1968-1976 are also available on the second floor.
          Middleton's Flint Public Library also has loose papers covering the years 1989 - present.      

Microfilm covering the years 1962-1992 and 1997-2003 can be viewed at the Boxford Document Center.


Village Reporter

1998 - last issue published September 30, 2009; stored on second floor in library.



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