Two announcements from the Colorado Historical newspapers Collection!
1. The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection has just announced the addition of two Denver African-American newspapers.
From History Colorado:
The Statesman (1905-1912), and The Denver Star (1912-1918). The Statesman was first published by Joseph D. D. River in 1889. In 1912, The Denver Star began to bill itself as “The paper formerly known as the Statesman.” In 1913, it was noted that “the papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star.” While these papers covered news from African-American communities in “Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and the West”, they also covered local news from Denver’s Five Points district. Five Points, sometimes referred to as the “Harlem of the West” is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. These newspapers offer researchers a vast amount of information on Denver’s African American culture and community, including its residents, businesses and aspects of everyday life.
For the complete article click on CHNC News! Historic African American Newspapers Now Available
2. Also, from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection:
"Although careful planning and hard work have brought them to this place, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) Team rejoiced as they added the one millionth digitized page of historic Colorado newspaper content to their free online database. The Team – lead by Leigh Jeremias, and enlisting the manpower of digitization specialists spanning three continents, reached this mammoth milestone in the service’s 14th year of existence – and have never been prouder.The auspicious millionth page came from the Montrose Daily Press, Volume XII, Number 247, April 21, 1921, which is part of a digitization project supported by Montrose Regional Library District."
For the complete article click on CHNC Reaches Millionth Page Milestone
Great news from Colorado!
For access to other historic newspapers from the state that are currently available for free online, please check out Colorado Online Historical Newspapers Summary