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State Historical Society makes more issues of historic newspapers available online

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State Historical Society makes more issues of historic newspapers available online

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

New titles recently added include the Sully County Watchman out of Clifton, 1883-1894; the State-Line Herald from North Lemmon in Adams County, N.D., 1908-1912; and the Lemmon Herald from Lemmon, S.D., 1912-1917. The State-Line Herald moved across the border to Lemmon in 1910. Additional issues of the Deutscher (DOYT-cher) Herold of Sioux Falls are now available as well.

In 2016 the State Historical Society-State Archives received a two-year $240,000 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 approximately 100 rolls of microfilmed newspapers pre-dating 1922 to be included in this collection. This is the second grant the State Archives has received to participate in this project.
“These titles join others that are already available on the Chronicling America website,” said state archivist Chelle Somsen. “We now have 32 titles online.”

To view these newspapers, 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 or visit www.history.sd.gov/archives. State Archives hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST 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.