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Opening Statement: The Thlinget

“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”…”

Parts of a Newspaper: Advertisements

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?

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.”

What’s To Come

Starting Fall 2017 the Alaska State Library will begin making 100,000 pages of historical Alaskan newspapers available…