23 Additional Wisconsin Newspapers to Be Added to Chronicling America

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The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to announce that 23 historic newspaper titles from Ashland, Baraboo, Edgerton, Hurley, La Crosse, Ladysmith, Madison, Milwaukee, Viroqua, Wabeno, Washburn, Wausau, and Wauwatosa will be added to the Library of Congress database Chronicling America.

Wisconsin joined the National Digital Newspaper Program in 2015 and has already contributed over 110,000 pages of local historic newspapers to the database. In 2017, the Society was awarded a second National Endowment for the Humanities grant to continue its work.

An advisory committee of 11 members, representing historical societies, public libraries, educators and journalists from across the state, selected the titles to be digitized during the current grant cycle. The majority of the titles cover most of the Progressive Era through World War I; others reflect the depth and diversity of Wisconsin’s historic communities and include the Native American newspaper Ashland Chronicle/Odanah Star, the African American newspaper Wisconsin Weekly Blade, German-language titles from La Crosse and Milwaukee, and the Italian-American title Nostra Terra. The program staff expects the first pages to be available in Chronicling America later this year.

Selected titles:

  • Odanah Star (1912-1916)
  • Ashland Chronicle (1916)
  • Baraboo News (1906-1911)
  • Baraboo Weekly News (1912-1922)
  • La Nostra Terra (1904-1911)
  • Our Land=Nostra Terra (1913)
  • Iron County News (1913-1922)
  • Jugend-Post/Kinder-Post (1890-1895)
  • Ladysmith News and Ingram News (1905-1906)
  • Ladysmith News (1906-1907)
  • Ladysmith News-Budget (1907-1922)
  • Nord Stern (1900-1921)
  • Northern Wisconsin Advertiser (1902-1922)
  • Sonntagsbote (1906-1912)
  • Sonntagsbote und der Seebote (1912-1922)
  • Vernon County Censor (1900-1922)
  • Washburn Times (1900-1922)
  • Wausau Pilot (1900-1922)
  • Wauwatosa News (1900-1922)
  • Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter (1903-1922)
  • Wisconsin Weekly Blade (1916-1922)