The Georgia Tech Research Institute and University of Georgia’s eHistory Initiative have made it easier to search for primary source documents and to observe news trends over time. Type in a keyword or term and click the play button to see sources populate from the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers archives. Each small dot takes you directly to an article that you may view, share, or save. Go to http://usnewsmap.com to search between the years 1836 to 1922 and begin your journey of news exploration.
Here is an example from my search of “telephone” that appeared in The Interior Journal on April 12, 1978.