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Old cover of a Commercial Appeal newspaper.

historical commercial appeal (1894-today)

Search the Commercial Appeal archives back to 1894! See what secrets have been stored in the microfilm by keyword searching names, events, addresses. What would take DAYS of browsing microfilm can now be done in seconds.

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image edition (today’s newspaper)

Full-color image edition includes today’s current paper. Access the Commercial Appeal Collection, select the option with Dates of 2018-current and Format of Image. Then either search or select by date, including today’s date.


Search the Commercial Appeal Obituaries from 1990 – Current. Search by name or date.

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Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. It includes the Commercial Appeal from 1996 to 2002 and a separate entry for the Commercial Appeal from 2000 to 2012.  Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.