Featured Content: Batch I: The First 10,000

The first batch of Alaskan historical newspaper pages will become available to the public in Fall 2017!  Batch I will include three titles, The Alaska Daily Empire, Douglas Island News, and The Thlinget.

Batch I Details:

  1. The Alaska daily empire, Juneau, AK, 1912-1917
  2. Douglas Island news, Douglas City, AK, 1898-1907
  3. The Thlinget, Sitka, AK, 1908-1912

For more information on these and other titles visit the Alaska State Library’s page on Alaska Historical Newspapers.

Featured Content: 2016 Newspaper Title Selection

We are pleased to announce the titles selected for the 2016 NDNP grant cycle for the State of Alaska!

  1. The Alaska daily empire (Juneau, Alaska). 1912-1922.
  2. Douglas Island news (Douglas City, Alaska). 1898-1921.
  3. The Thlinget (Sitka, Alaska). 1908-1912.
  4. The daily Alaskan (Skagway, Alaska). 1898-1922.
  5. The Nome nugget (Nome, Alaska). 1901-1922.
  6. The Alaska prospector (Valdez, Alaska). 1902-1918.
  7. The Iditarod pioneer (Iditarod, Alaska). 1910-1919.
  8. The Cordova daily times (Cordova, Alaska). 1914-1922.
  9. The Seward gateway (Seward, Alaska). 1904-1922.
  10. The Alaska citizen (Fairbanks, Alaska). 1910-1920.

* titles listed include title changes within the same paper


For more information on selection guidelines please visit the Library of Congress’s Content Selection guide for the National Digital Newspaper Program.

Historic Newspapers Online @ Chronicling America

Chronicling America (chroniclingamerica.loc.gov) is your portal to Alaska’s digitized historical newspapers.

Developed by the Library of Congress, and jointly supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Chronicling America hosts more than 12 million pages and counting of historical newspapers from across the country.  Newspaper issues digitized range in date from 1690-1963 and cover 43 states and one territory.

To find Alaskan papers on Chronicling America, simply follow the link above and use the drop down menu to select “Alaska” under Search Pages: All States.  For more information on the Chronicling America platform visit chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/about/.

What’s To Come

Starting Fall 2017, the Alaska State Library will begin making 100,000 pages of historical Alaskan newspapers available to the public, FREE of charge, through Chronicling America (chroniclingamerica.loc.gov).

Check back here for updates as the monthly 10,000 page batches are added.

For behind the scenes info and newspaper article highlights follow us on Instagram @alaskahistoricalnewspapers or check out the Alaska State Library’s page on Alaska Historical Newspapers for more project details!