More historic Wisconsin newspapers to be added to Library of Congress database

Twenty-three historic newspapers from Ashland, Baraboo, Edgerton, Hurley, La Crosse, Ladysmith, Madison, Milwaukee, Viroqua, Wabeno, Washburn, Wausau and Wauwatosa will be added to the Library of Congress database Chronicling America, the Wisconsin Historical Society has announced.

Wisconsin joined the National Digital Newspaper Program in 2015 and has already contributed over 110,000 pages of local historic newspapers to the database. In 2017, the Society was awarded a second National Endowment for the Humanities grant to continue its work.

An advisory committee of 11 members, representing historical societies, public libraries, educators and journalists from across the state, selected the titles to be digitized during the current grant cycle. The majority of the titles cover most of the Progressive Era through World War I; others reflect the depth and diversity of Wisconsin’s historic communities and include the Native American newspaper Ashland Chronicle/Odanah Star, the African American newspaper Wisconsin Weekly Blade, German-language titles from La Crosse and Milwaukee, and the Italian-American title Nostra Terra. The program staff expects the first pages to be available in Chronicling America later this year, according to the announcement.

Selected titles:

Odanah Star (1912-1916)
Ashland Chronicle (1916)
Baraboo News (1906-1911)
Baraboo Weekly News (1912-1922)
La Nostra Terra (1904-1911)
Our Land=Nostra Terra (1913)
Iron County News (1913-1922)
Jugend-Post/Kinder-Post (1890-1895)
Ladysmith News and Ingram News (1905-1906)
Ladysmith News (1906-1907)
Ladysmith News-Budget (1907-1922)
Nord Stern (1900-1921)
Northern Wisconsin Advertiser (1902-1922)
Sonntagsbote (1906-1912)
Sonntagsbote und der Seebote (1912-1922)
Vernon County Censor (1900-1922)
Washburn Times (1900-1922)
Wausau Pilot (1900-1922)
Wauwatosa News (1900-1922)
Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter (1903-1922)
Wisconsin Weekly Blade (1916-1922)

The first selection of newspapers that the Society digitized were:

The Superior Times, 1870-1912
The Manitowoc Pilot, 1859-1922
The Manitowoc Tribune, 1865-1878
The Wood County Reporter, 1857-1922
Watertown Republican, 1860-1906
Watertown Weekly Leader, 1906-1908
Weekly Watertown Leader, 1908-1909
Watertown Leader, 1909-1911
Watertown Weekly Leader, 1912-1917
Wisconsin Tribune, 1847-1854
Mineral Point Tribune, 1854-1858
Mineral Point Weekly Tribune, 1859-1868
Mineral Point Tribune, 1869-1922
Iowa County Democrat, 1877-1922