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The May 24, 1912 New-York Tribune said Teddy Roosevelt was beginning a campaign for office.Library of Congress, Washington, DC

If you're a history buff, you probably devour books and documentaries about your favorite eras and events. They can be extremely interesting and informative.

But if you really want to feel connected to the past, you should read some old newspapers. They're full of contemporary perspectives and references to important historical events.

The Library of Congress has collected hundreds of thousands newspapers from all over the U.S. since 1836. They are perfect for use in research projects, or just for your personal enjoyment.

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