I don’t mean to be all Chronicling America all the time—but this just in:
Chronicling America, the Library of Congress web portal to historical U.S. newspapers, has been updated with more Montana publications. The following are now available:
• The Montana News (1909-12). Published on Park Avenue in Helena, the News was avowedly Socialist. (Letters to the editor opened with “Dear Comrade.”) Read the Montana News here. And make sure to look below the thumbnail for a brief history of the paper.
• The Colored Citizen (1894) was founded by J. P. Ball, Jr., (son of the photographer). Critical of what he saw as the anti-black hiring practices at The Anaconda Company, Ball urged his readers to vote for Helena as the capital city. Read the Citizen here.
• The September-December 1894 issues of the Helena Independent document the battle for the state capital, events that were, of course, also covered by the already digitized Anaconda Standard. Read the Independent here.
For a list of all Montana newspapers to be digitized in 2012-13, visit the Montana Digital Newspaper Project.
I promise this will be the last post on Chronicling America for a good while.