Historical Newspapers for Research Projects

by admin on September 12, 2010

When you have a research project you will find that historical newspapers are the most helpful resource.  you must consider that anything in the past is history and the lists of events that are considered to stand out are dependent on who is asking the question.

Everyone in the world remembers the moon landing, the end of WW I, WWII, and the Vietnam War, along with the death of Elvis and John Lennon.  History has always unfolded before the public and was recorded in the newspapers. This can be relived in every edition ever published.

Not all historic headlines are as well remembered as the earlier ones stated, but they were front page news at the time. Like on August 17, 1955 with “Ex-POW’s Trial May End Today”. This was the record of Sergeant James Gallagher and his suspected murder of 3 follow prisoners in a North Korean POW camp.

Also on that same day, was the report that one of the top 10 fugitives on the FBI list was captured. This was when the Pennsylvania State Troopers snagged Charles (Little Mosco) Falzone at his home. Once again, a criminal that just was not very smart.

This was also the day that Hurricane Diane hit the South Carolina coast with 98 mph winds. High tides and pounding surf had most residents on the coast searching refuge inland.

Just one year later on the same date, all the headlines were filled with who would be the second spot on the Democratic ticket for the elections. The number one slot was Adlai Stevenson. He claimed he would fight all the way to get into the White House. We all know he failed.

With some of the old newspapers only 8 pages long, the stories are limited. But others that were up to 56 pages printed each day, the history is endless. Just pick a day in the past and you will find historical newspapers have the answers you need.

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sherce 11.24.10 at 12:47 pm

its sorta good but could use more pics for kids

admin 11.24.10 at 12:50 pm

That is a great idea. Will take it under advisement.

Weldon Anson Stone 04.11.12 at 7:41 pm

Looking for an article from Feb – May 1944. It was an article about a father and his Two sons on the the ship. SS JOHN JAY, MERCHANT MARINE FATHER JAMES A STONE SON JAMES W STONE SON WELDON ANSON STONE I am the surviving son and would like to share this article with my family. I would appreciate your attention to this unique story. Sincerly, Weldon A. Stone

Weldon Anson Stone 04.11.12 at 8:44 pm

The article Iam looking for was in the Baltimore Sun newspaper Feb-May 1944. It is so unique that a father and two sons served on the same ship SS JOHN JAY at the same time during WWII. I am looking for this article as I am the only surviving family member. Weldon A. Stone njflkid@aol.com

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