The Clearwater Public Library System holds the copyright to the Clearwater Sun. Please contact us using this form to request research assistance.
In-person access at the Clearwater Main Library: the newspaper's 1925-1989 run is available on microfilm; access to the Sun photograph archive (comprised of 47,000+ photographs) is available on request.
Online access at Pinellas Memory: Selected photographs have been published on Pinellas Memory. Newspaper issues from the 1920s are now available, with more added weekly. Digitization of the archive is ongoing, and we are actively seeking volunteers to assist with this project.
We maintain a popular collection of old city directories, useful for researching people and businesses over time.
>>>Search their website for articles from 1987-present.
>>>Search Google News archive for articles from 1870-2008.Other Pinellas county papers archived by Google News include the St. Petersburg Daily Times, the St. Petersburg Evening Independent, and the St. Petersburg Independent.
Please note that you cannot print from the Google News archive, although you may be able to use your computer's screen print function to grab a picture. Should you need back issues of the St. Petersburg Times/Tampa Bay Times, please visit the Main Library and request access to the microfilm. You can also request reprints of specific articles directly from the newspaper.
>>>Click here to find more historical material in our catalog