Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This just in! Historic content in Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Approximately 85,000 pages of pre-2005 newspapers from 12 communities around the state have been added to Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers.

Wisconsin Historical Society, Recollection Wisconsin,WPLC, and WiLS teamed up to provide digitized historic newspapers

The newspaper digitization was made possible through Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as well as funding provided by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC). WPLC worked with the Wisconsin Historical Society, WiLS, a non-profit membership organization serving libraries and cultural organizations across Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) to scan, upload, and host the content on Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers.

Wisconsin residents now have access the following historical newspapers from Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers:
  • Baraboo Republic (Baraboo) 12/16/1858-4/21/1886
  • Brodhead Independent (Brodhead) 2/27/1861-8/30/1900
  • Hartland News / Hartland News and Dairyman (Hartland) 9/22/1894-12/25/1920
  • Jefferson County Union (Lake Mills) 3/24/1870-6/27/1890
  • New London Press/Press of Waupaca and Outagamie County (New London) 7/20/1893-12/26/1906
  • New London Times (New London) 10/3/1856-4/161858, 1/18/1879-9/11/1891
  • Prairie du Chien Leader (Prairie du Chien) 7/18/1857-7/19/1860
  • Prairie du Chien Union (Prairie du Chien) 3/18/1864-10/22/1896
  • Rib Lake Herald (Rib Lake) 1/3/1902-6/25/1920
  • Tri-County Record (Kiel) 10/10/1918-12/26/1940
  • Waupun Times (Waupun) 9/17/1857-10/2/1883
  • Yellow River Pilot (Pittsville) 11/5/1897-10/14/1904
  • Sugar River Recorder/Belleville Recorder (Belleville) 12/20/1889-12/30/1904
Explore historic newspaper content!
Start your search at
http://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/
From the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers, click on Search Historical Newspapers to search this recently-launched collection.

Based on the success of this pilot, the project partners will continue to work together to bring more historical newspapers online. For more information about how your library can participate, visit http://www.wplc.info/newspapers.

Written by:
Gail Murray and Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning