Journal of Newport History

NHS' flagship publication

Newport History is the flagship peer-reviewed publication of the Newport Historical Society. Published since 1912, it is one of the oldest journals in America. More than 340 issues have been produced, with over 1,000 articles about Newport County’s rich and storied history. Newport History is a blend of scholarly writing and reminiscences, and is richly illustrated with period photographs, maps, and engravings.

Featured Issue

Please enjoy free access to an article relating to Newport's endlessly interesting history. Not sure you want to travel this summer? Take a trip with seasonal gilded age Newporters Edith Wharton & Henry James instead. Literate Travelers, this week's featured article, explores Wharton & James grand tour of France. A new article will be made available weekly, but access to our complete archive is included with NHS Membership.
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Online access and print delivery of Newport History is a benefit of membership in the Newport Historical Society. Non-members can purchase a yearly subscription for $30 or purchase a PDF of a single article for $5.

Listing of articles, 1912-2020

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Issues from 1997-2018 are available to NHS members online, through Salve Regina University's Digital Commons.
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