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Guide to Finding Articles in The Daily Californian

The Daily Californian Newsprint/Newsfilm

  • The Daily Californian is an independent, student-run newspaper published by
    the Independent Berkeley Students Publishing Company, Inc. For an indepth
    description/history of The Daily Californian, please visit the website at:

  • All issues of The Daily Californian or The Daily Cal, as it is often referred to,
    from Jan 1874 - recent date, are available on microfilm in the Newspaper/Microform
    Collection, Room 40, Doe Library at U.C. Berkeley.

  • Current newsprint issues, not yet microfilmed, are available in our open Newsprint
    Stack area and also on the worldwide web at

  • Microfilm reels of The Daily Cal are filed along with other California newsfilm
    alphabetically by state name (California), followed by city name (Berkeley) and then,
    by newspaper title (Daily Californian).

  • Issues of The Daily Cal dating from Aug 6, 1999 through the most recent issue
    are also available on the Worldwide Web at: To search archival issues,
    scroll down to the bottom of the page. On the right side will be a link to the
    "ARCHIVES". That link will take you to a pull-down menu where you can choose
    the year you would like to search. Then you can keyword search year-by-year,
    the categories: General, Headline, Author, Photographed by and Illustrated by.

  • If keyword searching does not bring up what you are looking for, you can
    peruse the pdf version of the newsprint, manually scanning the text.

  • (Please note: the online "ARCHIVES" go back to August 1999 only.
    Earlier "ARCHIVES" are available in Microfilm format only.)

Indices to The Daily Californian

  • Although a comprehensive cumulative index is not available for The Daily Cal,
    several indices, in various formats, do exist for most of The Daily Cal.
    From July 1994-July 1999, The Daily Cal does not have an index.
    August 1999 to current is keyword searchable on the web.

Here is a list of the various indices, the dates covered, the format type and location:

Indices to The Daily Californian

Time Period
Format / Call Number
Jan 1874 - Aug 7, 1929 Microfilm / Microfilm 20031 News/Micro Microfilm area
Aug 8, 1929 - July 1980 Card Catalog Against wall outside Staff Office in News/Micro
Aug 1980 - June 1991 Card Catalog Against wall outside Staff Office in News/Micro
July 1991 - June 1994 Printed book format / AJ21.D29 News/Micro, Doe Reference, Main Stacks
July 1994 - Aug 1997 No Index Available  

Sept 1997-Dec 14, 2001, Jan 3, 2002 - present

Online, keyword searchable

Select: News ; College & University ; College & University Newspapers (aka University Wire)

Lexis Nexis
Aug 1999 - present Online, keyword searchable Archive The Daily Cal  

Newspapers & Microforms
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