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Monday, August 11, 2008

19th Century Brownsville Newspapers Go Digital

"The Herald is the Official County and City Organ."
Printed on the front page of the
Oct. 10, 1893 edition of The Daily Herald, Brownsville, Tx.

Nineteenth Century issues of Brownsville’s The Daily Herald have been digitized as part of the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Web site.

The Chronicling America project aims to enhance access to America's historic newspapers. The site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1890-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

The University of North Texas Libraries’ Digital Projects Unit is performing the work and plans to digitize other Texas newspapers.

Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

This is a really neat project. Check it out, folks.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish they would digitize all of the Brownsville Herald prior to 1993. UTB wanted to do that but they don't have the funds.

Patricia A.

Monday, August 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA! I bet the Herald doesn't even know about this project.

Monday, August 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all it takes is money... if someone funded 1993 back and the Herald gave them permission, I'm sure they would do it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Herald needs to get back to being the Organ of the community. Right now, they're a useless organ like the appendix.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008  
Blogger Chris Davis said...

Ditto on archiving all the other issues (along with the old weekly the Brownsville Times) from 1910 going forward. Wish it could be done.

One can usually find a pdf copy of a 2007 or 2008 edition by using a variation of this link:

Just change the year, month, and day (in BOTH places) as needed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008  

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