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.
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/.
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.