The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions (including UCI) through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.
Go here for a list of titles and dates: http://news.google.com/newspapers. Google stopped digitizing newspapers large scale, but digitized news content is still retrievable, although with less functionality.
About half of the titles begin their holdings in the 1900s, with many of the earlier titles dating back to the 1840s or later. Some of the earliest significant US titles include the American & Commercial Daily Advertiser (1800-1880), The Providence Gazette (1778-1828), and the Adams Sentinel (1800-1883).
The content is overwhelmingly North American but here are a few of the long-run titles from other countries below:
El Correo Español (Mexico) (1889-1914)
El Diario del Hogar (Mexico) (1881-1914)
La Nacion (San Jose, Costa Rica) (1945-1991)
New Straits Times (Malaysia) (1972-2006)
El Tiempo (Bogota, Columbia) (1911-2007)
Sydney Morning Herald (1830-1989)
Glasgow Herald (1806-1990)
Additional tips for searching: http://searchresearch1.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-note-about-searching-google-scanned.html
Ongoing digitization project. Will include 1,000 alternative magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers spanning the 1960s to 1980s. Starting with collections by feminists and the GI press, the collection will grow to include small literary magazines, underground newspapers, LGBT periodicals, the minority press (Latino, Black, and Native American) and the extreme right-wing press.