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Newspapers -- History

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19th century (4)
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Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919

The Stars and Stripes was a newspaper written by troops (and for the troops) serving in the American Expeditionary Force of the United States Army during the United States' involvement in World War I. The newspaper's existence was endorsed by official order of General John J. Pershing, who wanted the publication to strengthen the moral of the troops and to promote unity within the American...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/about-this...
Famed Chicago Newspaper Columnist Passes Away

Following in the grand tradition of Finley Peter Dunne and Ring Lardner, Irv Kupcinet was one of Chicago's most legendary journalists, writing Kup's Column for sixty years. This past Monday Kupcinet passed away at the age of 91 due to complications arising from pneumonia. Born in 1912, Kupcinet grew up in the predominantly Jewish North Lawndale neighborhood in Chicago's West Side, where he later...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/1114
Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection: The Daily Illini

The digitization of historically important and interesting newspapers continues apace, and this latest collection is quite a find. The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection is a project of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Their first project is the digitization of select years from the Daily Illini, which is the student...

https://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=cl&cl=C...
Newseum: Today's Front Pages

The Newseum, housed in Washington D.C., has an online feature that involves the voluntary participation of hundreds of newspapers around the globe. Each morning, newspapers with the requisite technology, send the front page of their newspaper to the Newseum and get posted online. Many of these front pages are also displayed in the physical museum. Near the top of the "Today's Front Pages" link...

https://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/
South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

A number of institutions around the United States have been working day and night to digitize regional and small town newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries. This website presents the fruits of one such project, crafted by the Digital Library of Georgia with funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The archive provides access to papers from southern Georgia...

https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/regions/south/
USC Digital Library: Charlotta Bass/California Eagle Collection

Charlotta Bass was born in Sumter, South Carolina in 1879 and moved to Los Angeles in 1910. Two years later, she purchased the California Eagle, one of the oldest African American newspapers in the west. Over the next forty years, she used the paper to advance a range of social causes and community activism including voter registration, housing, and employment discrimination. The staff members at...

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15...
Farm, Field and Fireside: Agricultural Newspaper Collection

What did newspapers mean to the rural frontier? They were (and are) vital sources of information about everything from big city life to the changing rural landscape around farmers and other folks far from city life. This digital newspaper collection from the University of Illinois was made possible with funding from a wide range of organizations, including the Institute of Museum and Library...

https://www.library.illinois.edu/hpnl/newspapers/results_ful...
The Annotated Newspapers of Harbottle Dorr, Jr.

Boston merchant Harbottle Dorr, Jr. (1730-1794) was a noted merchant and member of the Sons of Liberty. He was also an avid newspaper reader. Beginning in 1765, Dorr spent more than a dozen years purchasing newspapers, writing comments in margins, inserting reference marks in articles, and assembling his own indexes. His papers of interest included the Boston Evening-Post, the Boston-Gazette, and...

http://www.masshist.org/dorr/