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Searching Jewish American Newspapers in Chronicling America

Posted by: Malea Walker

The following is a guest post by Robin Pike, Head, Digital Collection Services Section in the Serial and Government Publications Division. Robin conducted the following interviews with Ann Sneesby-Koch from History Colorado in Denver, CO, and Melissa Jerome from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Chronicling America* has grown its collection of newspapers by …

America’s Popular Dog Breeds, 1900-1960

Posted by: Heather Thomas

Calling all dog lovers! Earlier this year, the American Kennel Club announced that for the first time in history, the French Bulldog was the most popular purebred dog breed in 2022, knocking out the Labrador Retriever which took the top spot for the past 30 years. Here’s a look back at the most popular breeds …

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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.

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Searching African American Newspapers in Chronicling America

Posted by: Malea Walker

Chronicling America has grown its collection of African American newspapers through the contributions of state partners. Interviews with partners from Arkansas and Virginia highlight three titles that provide details about the early civil rights movement, the end of school segregation, and post-Civil War Reconstruction; and strategies are provided for searching these newspapers in Chronicling America.

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Ghost Ship Carroll A. Deering’s Crew

Posted by: Malea Walker

“Like a ‘Flying Dutchman,’ the five-masted schooner Carroll A. Deering loomed through the mists about Diamond Shoals today, all sails set, but un-manned.” –The Washington Herald, February 3, 1921. In late January, 1921, all occupants of the schooner Carroll A. Deering disappeared somewhere in the waters along the North Carolina coast. The ship was still …

American Fads and Crazes: 1920s

Posted by: Heather Thomas

With unprecedented prosperity, technology, and leisure like no decade before it, 1920s America roared, soared, and was never bored, igniting endless fads and crazes of excess and frivolity–until it all came crashing down (Hendricks, 2018).  The decade before survived the cataclysm of World War I and a deadly global influenza epidemic. This brought about a …

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1902 Rose Bowl: First College Bowl Game

Posted by: Mike Queen

For college football fans, the end of year means bowl games! To get you into full football mode, let’s take a look at how the very first bowl game, the “Granddaddy of Them All,” got off the ground. The 1902 Tournament of Roses football game, known today as the Rose Bowl, was the first post-season …