Stamford Historical Newspapers
The library maintains a complete file of Stamford’s daily and weekly newspapers beginning from the early 1800s.
Stamford’s newspaper publishing history dates back to the early 1800s. From the Stamford Sentinel, which first appeared on February 16, 1830, to the contemporary Stamford Advocate, our newspapers have reported on the people and events that have shaped the city of Stamford.
We have access to the Stamford Advocate from the first issues published in 1830 to today’s issue.
Stamford's Newspaper Publishing History
|Newspaper||Dates of Coverage|
|Sentinel||February 16, 1830-March 13, 1837|
|Democratic Sentinel||March 1838-July 1840|
|Farmers' Advocate||August 1840-December 1842|
|Farmer and Mechanics Advocate||1842|
|Stamford Advocate (Weekly)||1843-1922|
- The Stamford Advocate: Stamford Advocate from 1/14/2005 to the current on Newsbank. Search news articles through all of Ferguson Library’s coverage at Newsbank(Scanned images with searchable text for contemporary articles) (Full Text)
- Stamford Advocate Historical Archive: Explore news articles from Stamford Advocate and Daily Advocate 1829 – 2004 on Newsbank (Scanned images with searchable text for historical articles)
- Advocate: Death Notices & Obituaries: Search full text obituaries and death notices in The Advocate (Covers October 2004 to present)
- Stamford Newspapers Obituary Index: Search an index of obituaries from the Stamford Newspapers from 1830 to the present.
Hard Copy: Hard copies of the last three months of The Advocate are located on the second floor of the DiMattia Main Library.
Microfilm: The Ferguson Library has the Stamford Advocate from 1829 to three months prior to the present on microfilm on the second floor of the DiMattia Main Library.