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Newspaper clipping including black and white illustration of mysterious figure descending an elaborate staircase at a theater. Visible text reads Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.

The Phantom of the Opera in Newspapers

Posted by: Amber Paranick

Did you get a chance to see the musical production, The Phantom of the Opera, at the Majestic Theatre in New York during its nearly 35-year run? Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical was based on a French novel by Gaston Leroux and was first published in serial form in a French newspaper. Learn about the serialization of the story and more.

Black and white image of Nellie Bly, newspaper journalist, in a Victorian-style, houndstooth button-down dress holding a handbag in her left hand and a hat in her right hand.

“Behind Asylum Bars:” Nellie Bly Reporting from Blackwell’s Island.

Posted by: Amber Paranick

“Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell’s Island? I said I could and I would. And I did.” In 1887, investigative journalist for the New York World newspaper Nellie Bly went undercover to expose the dreadful conditions at the Women’s Lunatic Asylum, a mental institution on Blackwell’s Island. Read more about Bly’s fearless investigation and how her work forever changed the field of journalism.

A child carrying a bundle of newspapers in one hand, the other arm held high with a copy of the Anchorage Daily Times, the headline reading

Join Us for a Virtual Look at How to Use Chronicling America Newspapers in National History Day Research

Posted by: Amber Paranick

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 1:00-1:35 p.m. EDT, join Library of Congress Digital Conversion Specialist Mike Saelee and Reference Librarian Amber Paranick to learn how to search for primary source materials in Chronicling America.* The free digital collection of almost 20 million pages from American newspapers published between 1777 and 1963 is highly valuable …