Thanks to the hard work of my colleague, Natasha Hollenbach, the Montana Historical Society is pleased to announce that new content is available to search and browse on the web site MONTANA NEWSPAPERS.
The following newspapers have been added.
Fallon County Times (2010-2013) with the sponsorship of the Fallon County Library with
the permission of Country Media, Inc.
Big Horn County Historical Museum
Fergus County Argus (1907-1910) with the sponsorship of the Lewistown Public Library
Fergus County Democrat (1917-1919) with the sponsorship of the Lewistown Public Library.
Both Chronicling America and Montana Newspapers are freely accessible to all Internet users; no subscriptions or fees are required.
Intrigued? Here's a map of all of the Montana newspapers that have been digitized. Here's the portal for both collections. And here are some suggestions for using the digitized newspaper collections in your classroom.
My coworker Zoe Ann Stoltz is fond of saying that newspapers are the closest thing we have to a time machine. I encourage you (and your students) to board your Tardis, strap on your seatbelt, and take a trip back in time--to Lewistown on September 6, 1917, Dillon on December 8, 1941, or to another place and date of your choosing.
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!