Website of the Week: Rag Linen

Rag Linen: An online museum of historical newspapers (Gr. 6-12)

Rag Linen is an educational gold mine that contains archives of rare and historic newspapers. Most of the collections focus on news and events from North America and U.S. history. In addition to newspapers, the site also offers video resources, recommended books on the history of newspapers and journalism, subscription to their blog and links to many other related blog sites and more.


  • This site can be a great primary resource site for students doing research into U.S. history.
  • Students can compare and contrast how newspapers from the time reported on an event vs. how today’s textbooks and other resources tell the story.

Educational Archived Newspapers

Thanks to FreeTech4Teachers for sharing this site.