Akron Beacon Journal Subject Indexes (1841-1939)

Below are Subject Indexes to the Akron Beacon Journal, 1841-1939 (excluding 1846-1848). Please note that only partial indexes exist for some years prior to 1890. Obituaries may be found under the heading for "deaths" or under the last name of the individual. Murders, accidents or other deaths by violence are indexed under the person’s name; divorces are generally found under the names of the parties involved. To request a copy of an article cited in the indexes, please contact us.

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At this time, there is no general index to the Akron Beacon Journal after 1939. For obituary citations after 1939, see our Obituary Only Indexes to the Akron Beacon Journal, 1937-2012, as well as the Hayes Research Library’s Ohio Obituary Index. Text-only versions of articles 1984-present are available with an ASCPL library card through NewsBank. You may also search the Akron Beacon Journal 1940-2016 through Newspapers.com, but must have a private subscription to view articles. The Summit County Beacon 1877-1889 is accessible through GenealogyBank.com, but requires a subscription. The Library of Congress’ Chronicling America project provides free access to many issues of Akron Daily Democrat May 1, 1899-December 31, 1902.