Click above to visit Accessing the Past. Accessing the Past contains digitized collections of numerous resources including The Desert Sun (spanning years 1934-1978; not all issues are currently available).
Click above to search the Local News Index (Covering 1983 - 1999, approximately).
|Click Below to Navigate to:|
- Information About the Local News Index
- Search Tips for Using the Local News Index
- How to Request Research Services
- Includes how to request an obituary or other articles
- Contact Information for the Palm Springs Public Library
|About the Local News Index|
Select items of local interest have been indexed by the Library since 1983. Some earlier items are included, but the index is not complete prior to 1983.
NOTICE: This Local News Index includes some articles from The Press Enterprise Newspaper. The Palm Springs Library DOES NOT have access to any articles from The Press Enterprise. To obtain copies of any item(s) from that newspaper, please contact the Riverside Public Library at (951) 826-5201, or click here to visit the Riverside Public Library's website.
Please note that the Palm Springs Public Library does not maintain a complete index of any local periodical. If a citation for the item you are seeking does not appear in our database, you may want to contact these local publications directly:
- Desert Sun Library (760 778-4658)
- Los Angeles Times Archives (800 788-8804)
- Palm Springs Life (760 325-2333)
- Press Enterprise Library (800 896-5587)
You may access The Desert Sun's News Archive where articles are offered in full-text for a fee.
As stated above, an incomplete collection of Digitized Articles (1944-1973) from The Desert Sun is currently available for FREE via the Accessing the Past website.
You may also request copy and research services (for fees, see below) directly from the Library's microfilm for all years of The Desert Sun (beginning in the 1930's), and for items printed in publications not available in the online databases.
|Search Tips for the Local News Index|
If you are searching for a personal name or obituary, try using the last name only, then scroll through the results list.
If too many results appear, limit your search by including a first name after the last name and a comma.
- Example: Bogert,Frank (NOT Bogert, Frank or Frank Bogert)
If you include more than one term in your search, it will be searched as a phrase. We suggest performing single-term and phrase searches only.
- Example: City Hall (NOT City Hall Palm Springs)
If you are searching for information about a residential or commercial building, try using the street number only.
- Example: 300 (NOT 300 S Sunrise Way)
If no results appear, searching for a property name, street name (excluding "drive," "street," etc), celebrity occupant surname, or architect surname may yield additional results.
- Example: Villa Hermosa
- Example: Pebble Beach
- Example: Holden
- Example: Frey
|Research Services (Including Obituary and Article Requests)|
Phone: (760) 322-READ
Address: Palm Springs Public Library, Local News Index, 300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262