There are almost 800 newspapers that have been published in "DC" - certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it - find articles about the events, history, and people that capture the stories of the District of Columbia.
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time - so if there is a dead link - please use your favorite search engine to find their new location.
(Updated June, 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)
Chronicling America - District of Columbia
Google News Archive
Civil War Washington - 1864-1865
American University - WashingtonCatholic University - WashingtonGallaudet University - WashingtonGeorgetown University - WashingtonGeorge Washington University - WashingtonHoward University - WashingtonNational Intelligence University - Washington
Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:
Independent Voices - Alternative Newspapers
Southern School News Archive
Old Fulton Postcards
Newspaper Abstracts - District of Columbia
Other Free Sites:
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