When the USS Maine mysteriously exploded, the American “yellow press” published outrageous accusations against Spain and demanded war. Read more about the beginnings of yellow journalism and the rivalry between Pulitzer and Hearst that brought their newspapers to print some of the most preposterous pages in journalism history.
From the feared fruitcake to the mysterious figgy pudding, the winter holidays are a wonderful time to get creative in the kitchen. It may surprise you to learn that many familiar holiday recipes have traveled several centuries and continents from their origins to end up on our tables. Please enjoy these festive recipes from the past and find more to savor in historic newspapers on Chronicling America.
This summer, Junior Fellow Courtney Murray researched and wrote essays about African American newspaper titles available in the Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers database. In 2021, the Library began to digitize a collection of miscellaneous 19th and early 20th century newspapers from the Black American press. Murray wrote ten well-researched newspaper history essays that represented significant titles from this collection. In this interview, Murray shares her research interests and background, her internship experience, and more about the project.
October 24th is United Nations Day! Learn about the importance of this day and about the Library's collection of United Nations documents which can be found in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.
Since 2011, Chronicling America has grown its collection of newspapers by and for Hispanic Americans under the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). In these interviews with our NDNP partners from California and Texas, you will read more about the Spanish language newspapers from those states.
As we wade through the heat of summer, nothing is quite as refreshing as a nice lemony drink or dessert. Take a look at some of these delicious recipes from our historic newspaper collections and give some of them a try.
Boston Public Library (BPL) in Massachusetts is one of our newest partners for Chronicling America. In this interview we learn about how they selected newspapers spanning nearly 200 years of American history, beginning with the birth of the United States as a nation in the 1770s, and what they have learned along the way. Read about these incredible early newspapers and how to search them.
Historic newspapers are a rich yet often overlooked resource when it comes to studying LGBTQIA+ history. Read about search techniques and strategies unique to newspaper research, and watch our new video presentation: Finding LGBTQIA+ History Hidden in Newspapers.