The second batch of Alaskan historical newspaper pages has been accepted for ingest in Chronicling America!
The first batch of Alaskan historical newspapers is live on Chronicling America – FREE for you to search!
“Our Paper bears the name of The Thlinget not because this is the name of the largest tribe of Alaskan natives but because it means “the people”…”
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?
“Newspapers have been called history’s first draft…”
There are two main principles behind the National Digital Newspaper Program which are also cornerstones of library and archival science, ACCESS and PRESERVATION.
“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.”
The first batch of Alaskan historical newspaper pages will become available to the public in Fall 2017…
Starting Fall 2017 the Alaska State Library will begin making 100,000 pages of historical Alaskan newspapers available…