Looking for newspaper issues!

Hi Readers,

We’re putting out the call here at the Alaska Digital Newspaper Project for issues of The Alaska Spotlight! Do you or anyone you know still hold copies of this newspaper? If so, let us know!

The Alaska Spotlight was an Anchorage weekly that started in 1952 and ended sometime in the 1960s. The Alaska State Library holds several issues in 1964 and 1966 on microfilm, but we are missing quite a lot. We are especially interested in any issues from 1952 through 1963 so that we can digitize these newspapers and put them on Chronicling America. The Alaska Spotlight was an African American newspaper that would help represent other voices and perspectives not currently present in our digitized newspapers.

Masthead of the Alaska Spotlight newspaper and several front page articles
The Alaska Spotlight, 11/14/1964

Let us know if you or anyone you know has any of these issues!


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