See Newspapers and Scrapbooks


Charlotte Observer at NewsBank (begins July 9, 1985)

This database from Newsbank is useful when searching for old articles from The Union Observer and The Charlotte Observer.

Enquirer Journal (Monroe, NC) at NewsBank (begins April 1, 2009)

This database will have full text only of articles beginning April 2009 through the present.

Monroe Enquirer, June 1875 - June 1880

Read marriage announcements, new businesses, school news, and death notices.  Search the issues by date in PDF format. A matching obituary database has been created for this - look for Obituary Index link.

Monroe Enquirer Historical Edition, February 1, 1912

One of the first 'historical editions' published by our local paper.  It features some general local history, photos and profiles of many of the prominent men of the City and County.  Each article is in PDF format.  

The Monroe Journal, March 1903 – 1922 (Library of Congress)

Search & browse some early issues of this local newspaper. These are also available on microfilm at the library.

Newspapers on Microfilm at the Library

North Carolina Newspapers (a DigitalNC Collection)

A collection of various North Carolina student and community newspapers between 1824 and 2011.


Heroic Sons of the Goldstar Mothers

This scrapbook was assembled by the mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives while in service primarily during World War II.  It has been redesigned for the web.  Choose a name from the alphabetical list to read the story and/or view photos.

Women's Fashion Scrapbook (1812 - 1957)

This scrapbook features ladies' fashions from the 1800s – 1950s in the order it was received.