Trenton Evening Times (1883-1993)
An Archive of Americana Collection

Quick Facts

  • One of the leading newspapers in New Jersey provides extensive coverage of the entire Garden state
  • Covers noteworthy local people and events, state government, natural disasters, political campaigns, and much more
  • Ideal for a broad range of users, including researchers, students and genealogists


The Trenton Evening Times has long been one of the foremost newspapers in the Garden State. Founded in 1882, the Evening Times is renowned for its extensive news, government and community reporting from the capital area of New Jersey.

More than a century of state history
The Trenton Evening Times is an authoritative source of information on topics related to the city and region’s history over more than 100 years. Its early coverage includes the state’s role in the Industrial Revolution and the many inventions of New Jersey native Thomas Edison—“the Wizard of Menlo Park.”

New Jersey and the nation in the 20th Century
Issues and events of national and international importance are captured in the Evening Times during the 20th century, including the state’s prominent role in both World Wars due to its strength as a shipbuilding and manufacturing center. The newspaper also offers unique perspectives on the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, Civil Rights Acts, the Vietnam War and more.

Detailed local coverage includes the shocking death in 1912 of daredevil aviator Charles Walsh, whose biplane fell 2,000 feet to the ground in full view of 60,000 people at the State fairgrounds in Trenton; panicked reaction to the 1939 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast by Orson Welles in which Martians land in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey; and Trenton’s most controversial whodunit: the “Trenton Six” case of 1948.

An American Newspaper Archive
One of the major titles in American Newspaper Archives, this digital edition enables users to easily search and browse the Trenton Evening Times. Digital editions of dozens of other vital American newspapers, from every region of the United States, are also available individually.  Each is cross-searchable via an integrated interface that allows users to easily view, magnify, print and save digital page images.

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