Alaska awarded 4th newspaper grant!

https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-announces-315-million-226-humanities-projects-nationwide We are happy to say that the National Endowment for Humanities recently announced that Alaska would receive a 4th grant in the National Digital Newspaper Project, covering 2022-2024. This means that the Alaska Digital Newspaper Project will be able to add an additional 100,000 pages of Alaskan newspapers to Chronicling America! We are excited …

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New titles online!

Good News Everyone! Two new batches of data from the Alaska Digital Newspaper Project are now online at https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Our batches, arcticfox and iceworm, contain over 5000 newspaper issues from the following titles: Fort Wrangel News (1898-1898) Stikeen River Journal (1898-1899) Alaska Sentinel (1902-1909) The Wrangell Sentinel (1909-1956) The Nome Daily Nugget (1906-1914) The Nome …

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A photo of Josefina Guerrero surrounded by military and church officials, arms full of flowers and smiling

A Daring Filipina Spy

For Filipino American History Month we're exploring the story of Josefina Guerrero, a Filipina spy and member of the underground resistance against the Japanese in World War II. Guerrero carried messages, delivered food to U.S. POWs, mapped enemy defenses, delivered critical information to U.S. forces, and helped save numerous American soldiers and civilians during the …

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Gold Star Mothers, WWI, and Jim Crow

Cordova Daily Times, 5/10/1918 The term “Gold Star Mother” first originated around 1918. Families with soldiers serving in World War I hung service flags with a blue star from their windows. When someone serving had died then the blue star would be replaced with a gold star, and in 1928 the Gold Star Mothers organization …

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