San Francisco Chronicle Archives

If you know someone who is an avid reader of the publication serving the Bay Area, then searching our San Francisco Chronicle historical archives will help you find an original newspaper to make a fascinating gift. Whether it’s a special birthday or an anniversary, you can select a date that’s memorable to you or a loved one and discover what events made headline news at the time. Our San Francisco Chronicle back issues make sentimental gifts for any occasion that won’t ever be forgotten, and we have thousands of back issues to choose from!

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San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle serves primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California and publishes daily. Founded in 1865 as the Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young, the newspaper is now owned by the Hearst Corporation who bought the newspaper from the de Young family in 2000. The San Francisco Chronicle is the only daily newspaper covering the city and county of San Francisco.


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Brenda Withers September 27 2022

The recipient loved it!

The recipient loved it!

Jenny gabbard September 26 2022

Beautiful and great quality!

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Frances Ambio September 22 2022

Experience has been AWFUL

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Julie Osier September 20 2022

Bought this for our good friend who is…

Bought this for our good friend who is turning 80. He is an avid reader and thought this was such a unique and awesome gift! So happy with this experience, I am ordering another one for yet another friend who is also turning 80! Starting a trend!!

Amos Morrow September 20 2022


I ordered a copy of The New York Times, September 8th 1977, the day my son was born. IT WAS AN AMAZING GIFT! You sent an authentic copy that looked as if it was plucked right off a news stand! My son was thrilled and I could not have been more pleased! THANK YOU!!!!!

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Birthday Gift!

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