Portland's long time newspaper of record, the Portland Press-Herald, began printing in November 1921 as Guy Patterson Gannett's merging of the Portland Daily Press (which began in 1862), and the Portland Herald (which was a short-lived successor of the Eastern Argus, which began in 1803). Gannett later purchased the Portland Evening Express, and the Portland Sunday Telegram, and by the 1940s, the Press-Herald as we know it today took shape as a daily newspaper.

The Library's Portland Room provides access to the complete run of the Press-Herald (as well as the Evening Express and Sunday Telegram, along with their predecessor newspapers) on microfilm.
An additional electronic resource, offering the Press-Herald fulltext, beginning in 1995 is the Maine Newsstand database, freely accessible in Maine via Digital Maine Library.


Submissions from 1961

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Teresio DiMingo, 75, pastor of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Chu

Submissions from 1959

88,000 in Maine receiving Social Security checks.

Submissions from 1940

Article about Moses S. Green of Portland, now 88 years old, a slave-born Negro w

Social Security allotments for child welfare work in Maine will be held up pendi