15 Million Pages- And Counting!

  Hello All, Great news! Chronicling America has just hit its 15 million page mark, which means even more pages of newspapers that have been fully digitized and text-searchable online. In the coming weeks, expect to see these titles appear on Chronicling America: Seward Gateway Daily Gateway Seward Daily Gateway Seward Weekly Gateway The SewardContinue reading “15 Million Pages- And Counting!”

Earth Day: Remembering the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Hello readers, This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, an environmental catastrophe that devastated the Prince William Sound. In honor of Earth Day, it’s fitting to look at news coverage of the spill that impacted the lives of countless Alaskans. Another oil spill prompted the very first Earth Day. InContinue reading “Earth Day: Remembering the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill”

Black, White, and Read All Over: News Wire Access in Alaska

One quirk of the Alaska Digital Newspaper Project is the prevalence of news coverage from all over the world. One would think that the remoteness of Alaska would make it difficult to receive news coverage from all over the state, much less the rest of the Lower 48. Instead, world news dominates the headlines ofContinue reading “Black, White, and Read All Over: News Wire Access in Alaska”

Project Update: Funding Approved!

Hello all, Exciting news on the project front: a representative from the National Endowment for the Humanities contacted the Alaska State Library to notify us that we have been approved for an additional funding cycle from 2018 through 2020. This means that we can continue to produce content for Chronicling America and make historic AlaskaContinue reading “Project Update: Funding Approved!”

Missionary Schools in Alaska and the Legacy of Child Separation

In light of recent events at the U.S.-Mexico border regarding separating infants and children from parents, the legacy of missionaries separating Indigenous children from their families is more relevant than ever. Viewing children from Native tribes as an affront to “Christian values” and as needing to be saved, missionaries throughout Alaska tore families apart andContinue reading “Missionary Schools in Alaska and the Legacy of Child Separation”

Opening Statement: Alaska Daily Empire

“The Empire desires to bear a modest part in the upbuilding of Alaska and in the betterment of the conditions which environ its people. It will always be found to have the courage of its convictions on all matters of public moment. Patriotism and civic pride, harmony and unity of purpose are prime essentials in the upbuilding of country or community. For all these The Empire will consistently labor.”