California Digital Newspaper Collection

California Digital Newspaper Collection

About California Digital Newspaper Collection

The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains more than 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846 to 1922, including the first California newspaper, The Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, The Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers.

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  • All newspapers published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain and therefore have no restrictions on use. If publishing, quoting from, or otherwise reproducing the images from this collection, we request that you credit the CDNC as follows: California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, .
  • All newspapers published on or after January 1, 1923 may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

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