Today I found (via the U.S. Newspapers and Copyright page on the CNDC site) some amazing resources on newspaper copyright research. I plan to learn as much as I can about what is and isn’t in the public domain, and have my student worker assist me in researching the copyright status of specific newspaper titles and issues in our collection.
Circular 22: How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work, U.S. Copyright Office.
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States. by Peter B. Hirtle at the Cornell Copyright Information Center