Tag Archives: newspapers

Front pages around the world

The Newseum in Washington D.C. provides a clickable map to “Today’s Front Pages” from newspapers around the world. Hundreds of newspapers send their front pages to the museum daily for this virtual exhibit.

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Historical newspaper articles: Chicago Tribune, 1849-1986

Have you ever wondered what was on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on December 7, 1941? Are you looking for information on Wisconsin’s reaction to the Lincoln assassination? Maybe you’re curious about the effects of Prohibition on businesses … Continue reading

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Remembering John

John Lennon was shot to death on December 8, 1980. I always think of Lennon at this time of year, not because this is when he died, but because “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is one of my favorite songs, … Continue reading

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Soldiers’, children’s accounts of war

UWW will honor Veterans Recognition Week (Nov. 3-11, 2009) with several events. “Letters Home” on Tues., Nov. 3rd, at 7:30pm (Young Auditorium) is a performance of stories of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. It’s inspired by The … Continue reading

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Find the Wall Street Journal Online

I’ve gotten a few questions about needing to find articles from the Wall Street Journal. Conveniently enough, we have access to WSJ back to 1984 through Proquest’s ABI/Inform. Once you’ve gone to ABI/Inform, there are two ways in which you … Continue reading

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New Journal Holdings List

If you want to know if you have access to articles in particular journals, magazines, or newspapers, consult the Journal Holdings List. To look up a title, hover on “Find” on the gray horizontal bar on the Library home page … Continue reading

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Eastman & color for everyone

On July 30, 1928, George Eastman demonstrated his “kodacolor” process that allowed anyone to make color motion picture films. He was 74 at that time and had never even finished high school. But his inventions, such as roll film, brought … Continue reading

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Dillinger d. July 22, 1934

John Dillinger was killed as he left Chicago’s Biograph Theatre after attending the gangster film Manhattan Melodrama on this date (July 22nd) in 1934. You may have seen the currently-playing film Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp (I did!), which was … Continue reading

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Moon landing’s 40th anniversary

“Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969.” — NASA’s “Apollo 40th Anniversary” web pages … Continue reading

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This just in: changing our newspaper databases

If you’re a frequent user of the ProQuest Newspapers database, you’ll know it’s missing! We had access to that database through BadgerLink, a selection of databases the WI Dept. of Public Instruction provides to residents of the state. Well, they’ve … Continue reading

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