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North American newspapers cover Old Believers in articles too numerous to list. Most of the articles are of local interest only. What follows is a list of the local and national papers which have historically printed articles on Old Believers, along with information about availability and indexing.
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Both the Times and the WSJ publish occasional human interest articles about the Oregon/Alaska group of Old Believers. Excellent electronic indexes are available for both in public and academic libraries. "Old Believers" constitutes the most helpful search term.
NEWSPAPERS -- ALASKA
Anchorage Daily News
This statewide daily often covers Alaskan Old Believer life. Usually indexed in major electronic periodical databases.
These are the local newspapers for the corner of Alaska which hosts several Old Believer villages.
LOCAL NEWSPAPERS -- ALBERTA
Available at the Fairview Public Library. Library holdings include back issues from 1950 to the present. Much of the run is also on microfilm. Paper copies of the Post's predecessor, the Northern Review are available for 1923, 1930 and 1933, with some gaps. These titles constitute the major local press covering the Hines Creek/Fairview group of popovtsy Old Believers. No index available. (note: Provincial Archives of Alberta has the Fairview Post 1940-1982; Northern Review 1929-1933).
Grande Prairie Herald
Indexed microfilm of issues from 1913-1997 available at the Grande Praire Public Library. The index includes references to a "Greek" or "Old Greek Orthodox" church -- whether this is the Hines Creek Old Believer church or a Metropolia/Patriarchal church in nearby Spirit River is unclear.(2003)
LOCAL NEWSPAPERS -- MINNESOTA
Grand Forks Herald
These are, respectively, the local and the regional newspapers for the corner of Minnesota which hosts several Old Believer families.
LOCAL NEWSPAPERS -- OREGON
The Oregonian is the major daily paper in Oregon. It occasionally prints articles about the Oregon Old Believers. Larger libraries (Salem Public, University of Oregon, etc.) have complete holdings, usually on microfilm. As of 2006, a major indexing project is underway at the University of Oregon; for the current state of affairs see http://libweb.uoregon.edu/guides/newspapers/oregonindex.html
Statesman Journal (Salem)
Microfilm holdings of the major Salem newspapers in their entirety from 1851 to the present are available at the Salem Public Library. Their in-house card file index to the newspapers extends from 1972- 1982, with relevant entries located under "Russians in Oregon".
The Woodburn Independent is the local weekly paper for the town at the center of the Oregon Old Believer settlement. Microfilm from 1894-present available at the Woodburn Public Library , along with a card- file index maintained by volunteers -- coverage is selective, but includes a names index. In 2003 the subject section listed 23 articles under the heading "Russian" and one article under the heading "Old Believers".