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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
Daily Advocate 1892-1922
Stamford Advocate 1922-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.