Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Chronicling America website is growing

The Library of Congress reports that their Chronicling America website recently added more than 79,000 pages, and now contains more than half a million newpaper pages as part of a longterm project to digitize historic American newspapers. These pages come from 61 papers between the years 1897 and 1910. An interesting feature is that this collection contains small American newspapers like The Bourbon News (Paris, Ky) and The Gulf Coast Breeze (Crawfordville, Fla) as well as big-city papers. It's got a user-friendly search interface that makes it easy to browse or search. You can find coverage of such topics as the assassination of President McKinley in 1901 , the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 , and the construction of the Panama Canal.

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