The rush to Atlin Lake as reported in the August 9, 1898 issue of the Daily Alaskan. Few endeavors are as exciting still as the placer strikes of Alaska. However, while we may remember aspects such as location, the … Continue reading On This Day In History: August 9
Ads can tell us a lot about what is happening in a community during a particular time. Think about the ad you see in papers today – there are advertisements for goods, businesses, and services offered to name a few. So what can these tell us? Continue reading Parts of a Newspaper: Advertisements
“Those who do not care for the natural beauties of the country may reasonably remain passive over the destruction of the forests, though people who have cast their lot here must certainly be alive not only to the destruction of timber but to the commercial value of strikingly beautiful scenery.” [cont.] Continue reading On This Day In History: July 18
“Newspapers have been called history’s first draft…” Continue reading What is the National Digital Newspaper Program?
An interview with Mr. Hunter, mine foreman of the old Treadwell and Three Hundred mills explains mine operations and how the excavation site the “Glory Hole” got its name in an 1899 interview published in the July 12, 1899 issue … Continue reading On This Day In History: July 12
The AKDNP is now officially on Instagram! Continue reading Follow Us on Instagram!
There are two main principles behind the National Digital Newspaper Program which are also cornerstones of library and archival science, ACCESS and PRESERVATION. Continue reading What is the National Digital Newspaper Program?