Thursday, April 26, 2018

State Historical Society collection of online historical newspapers

Four new related newspaper titles have been added to the growing online database of historical United States newspapers, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Chronicling America - Historic Newspapers (with front pages of the newspapers)


New titles recently added include The Grant County Herald, 1879-1883, and The Herald, 1883-1890, out of Big Stone City; as well as The Advance, 1890, and the Herald-Advance, 1890-1922, out of Milbank, also in Grant County.

In 2016 the State Historical Society-State Archives received a two-year $240,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize historical newspapers. The project is part of Chronicling America, a Library of Congress initiative to develop an online database of select historical newspapers from around the United States. As part of the grant the State Historical Society-Archives will digitize approximately 100 rolls of microfilmed newspapers pre-dating 1922 to be included in this collection. This is the second grant the State Archives has received to participate in this project.

To view these newspapers, visit the Chronicling America Website: chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.