Re: Millions of historic newspaper images get the machine learning treatment at the Library of Congress

An update on this Library of Congress project:

Thomas Macaulay, "US Library of Congress launches AI tool that lets you search 16 million old newspaper pages for historical images," The Next Web, Sept. 16, 2020,

Graduate Student Interviews - Kevin McPartland (University of Cincinnati)

Welcome back, H-CivWar subscribers! 

We have a new segment of our Graduate Student Interview series. This week let us all welcome Kevin McPartland, a third year Ph.D. Student at the University of Cincinnati working with Dr. Chris Phillips. He completed his B.A. and M.A. in 2018 at the University of Alabama. His research focuses on the Southern press and Confederate nationalism from the Secession Crisis through the end of the war. Follow Kevin on twitter @McPCivilWar.

Millions of historic newspaper images get the machine learning treatment at the Library of Congress

"A new effort from the Library of Congress has digitized and organized photos and illustrations from centuries of news using state of the art machine learning.

Led by Ben Lee, a researcher from the University of Washington occupying the Library’s “Innovator in Residence” position, the Newspaper Navigator collects and surfaces data from images from some 16 million pages of newspapers throughout American history."

Amy Steiger and Cate Fosl, dynamic partnership bringing Louisville civil rights history to the theatre

Dr. Cate Fosl of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at the University of Louisville, has been my hero for many years; and I was so happy to see the notice about her partnership with Louisville native Dr. Amy Steiger, Assistant Professor of Theatre at St. Mary's College in Maryland.

Brooklyn Library Digitizes Thousands of Historic Newspaper Articles

"In a move sure to get history-loving hearts racing, Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library is making more than 40 borough-specific newspapers available for online hunting.

Their digital archive of Brooklyn Daily Eagle articles is already an essential tool in borough research and the latest project adds thousands more newspaper pages for history buffs to hunt through."

newspaper buildings

I'm looking for examples of unusual newspaper buildings--extant or not.  Examples would be the Mexico (Missouri) Ledger Building which has a oversized depiction of the paper's front page on its facade.  Or the Dallas Morning News building with a large tablet on its facade engraved with a quote about the value of journalism. 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have.




Lily Ray Glenn in Louisa, Ky

Lily Ray Glenn was a leader during the Woman Suffrage Movement, and was commissioned to travel all around Kentucky talking about Women’s Suffrage during the year 1914. It is recorded that she was in Louisa, Kentucky in July of that year. The Big Sandy News, a local newspaper located in the town of Louisa, reported on her being in the town on a Friday, and reported this news in their July 24, 1914 issue. The title of the article is, “The Suffragists Meet” and is located on the front page of the paper.

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