ProQuest et al only go back to around 1988 for some reason. You can do microfilm to retreat further, provided you have access to microfilm in your city. But even if using microfilm, you still need to PRE-SELECT the date, publication, page number or you will drown in a sea of endless fruitless surfing of reels. Do you know of a newspaper archive/database (similar to proquest) that goes back to the 1970s, 1960s, or even 1950s? Remember the old red periodical index books? Do those exist today online somewhere? Anyone know what happened to the Associated Press online archive? It seems to be shut down now. Thanks in advance.