Native American History Month: Alaska Native Representation in Historic Newspapers

Please note: Photos in this post contain racist imagery and terms. “Alaska Native” can refer to members of several different tribes including Aleut, Athabascan, Alutiiq, Haida, Inupiat, Tlingit and Yup’ik, among many others: But too often in Historic Alaska newspapers, (primarily) white men and women represented Alaska Natives in ways that relied heavily on stereotypesContinue reading “Native American History Month: Alaska Native Representation in Historic Newspapers”

Black Friday and Holiday Shopping: a Post-Thanksgiving Tradition

Greetings, all! Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, many folks are hitting the shopping malls across the country to get a head start on their holiday shopping. Leafing through historic Alaska newspapers, one can find plenty of news items involving holiday shopping, too. Although Black Friday as the “busiest shopping day of the year”Continue reading “Black Friday and Holiday Shopping: a Post-Thanksgiving Tradition”

Public Library Week: Newspapers on Microfilm at Your Local Library

Greetings, all! This week marks Public Library Appreciation Week, and a great opportunity to shed light on opportunities to access newspapers through your local library. The State Library of Alaska may be a government library, but we share in the mission of public libraries everywhere to make newspapers available to the public. While many publicContinue reading “Public Library Week: Newspapers on Microfilm at Your Local Library”

New Title on Chronicling America: Seward gateway daily edition and the Alaska weekly post

Hello all, This week, Chronicling America updated their list of Alaska newspaper titles and added one more: The Seward gateway daily edition and the Alaska weekly post Throughout its publication, the Seward gateway changed title and frequency, offering both daily and weekly issues. For this paper, we had access to one issue of the SewardContinue reading “New Title on Chronicling America: Seward gateway daily edition and the Alaska weekly post”