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Bonus Announcement!

While I was working on the post about microfilming the Astorian (see below), we received word from our colleagues in Washington, DC that the latest round of content updates has been released on Chronicling America. In addition to further pages

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Ready For Football?

Another exciting season of college football is set to kick off this weekend, so it’s an ideal time to revisit the sports pages of yesteryear on Chronicling America. With the University of Oregon Ducks preparing to defend their Pac-10 Conference

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1912 Fireworks Show

Hope everyone had a fun and festive July Fourth. Oregonians have long been accustomed to celebrating the holiday with fireworks… as the front page of the July 4, 1912 Klamath Falls Evening Herald will attest. Note the article occupying the

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Thanks Are In Order

Just wanted to use this week’s post to offer an official and well-deserved “Thank You” to some people who’ve made valuable contributions to our project over the past several weeks: Thanks to Lisa Berenschot and Sommer Fain, our student assistants

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First Content Goes Live!

We got some great news earlier this week from Deborah Thomas, National Digital Newspaper Program Coordinator with the Library of Congress: “Today, we added 275,824 newspaper pages to Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ ) received since our last site update in April.

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First ODNP Content Accepted at Library of Congress

Big announcement this week! We’ve received word from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC that our first batch of page scans, OCR and associated metadata has met all requirements and been approved for inclusion on the Chronicling America website. 

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The Weekly Moos

Agriculture has always played an important part in the economy of our state and the greater Northwest as a whole.  This week, we’re highlighting an historic Pullman Herald (WA) article that offers a thoughtful and detailed analysis of the dairy

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The Founding of the National Forests

This week, we’re returning to Chronicling America to highlight a 1907 front page article from the National Tribune of Washington, D.C., reporting the creation and extension of the U.S. National Forest system. It is interesting to note the environmental consciousness

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Good News from Washington, D.C.

In the past week, we have received a couple of progress updates from Washington: 1. Our sample microfilm batch, which shipped out on the 18th of February, survived the rash of inclement weather on the east coast… successfully passed through

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An Umatilla Account of the Whitman Massacre

This week’s article will highlight an infamous event from Oregon’s territorial history: the Whitman Massacre of 1847, in which the missionaries Dr. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman were killed by Cayuse and Umatilla residents of the mission.  The precise causes of

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