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Historic Kimball newspapers now available online


CONTACT: Jeff Mammenga, Media Coordinator, (605) 773-6000, Jeff.Mammenga@state.sd.us


Historic Kimball newspaper titles now available online


PIERRE, S.D. – Two Kimball newspapers have been added to the growing online database of historical United States newspapers, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.


In 2014 the State Historical Society-Archives at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre received a two-year $294,655 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize historical newspapers. The project is part of Chronicling America, a Library of Congress initiative to develop an online database of select historical newspapers from around the United States. As part of the grant the State Historical Society-Archives will digitize around 100 rolls of microfilmed newspapers pre-dating 1922 to be included in this collection.


The Kimball Enterprise (1883) and the Kimball Graphic (1883-1905) are now both available on Chronicling America.


“These titles join others that are already available, including the Canton Advocate, Dakota Farmer’s Advocate, Dakota Farmers’ Leader, Lincoln County Advocate, Canton Daily Leader, The Daily Press and Dakotaian, Yankton Daily Press and Dakotaian, the Press and Daily Dakotaian, Forest City Press, Hot Springs Star, Hot Springs Weekly Star, and Turner County Herald,” said Chelle Somsen, state archivist.


To view these newspapers please visit the Chronicling America website: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=South+Dakota&ethnicity=&language.


For more information, contact the State Historical Society-Archives at (605) 773-3804. State Archives hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT Monday-Friday and the first Saturday of most months.




About the South Dakota State Historical Society

The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing and administrative/development offices. Call (605) 773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call (605) 394-1936 for more information.