New Webinars: Historical Perspectives on the American South, West and Northeast
Newspaper Archives for Academic Research and Training: A Series of Three Regionally Focused Webinars
American newspapers—with their eyewitness reporting, editorials, advertisements, obituaries and human interest stories—have preserved essential records and detailed accounts of nearly every facet of regional and national life. Now searchable online, these regionally diverse newspaper archives span centuries of social, cultural, political, military, business, sports and literary history, providing students and scholars with invaluable original reporting and fresh, local-level insights.
Thursday, October 18 -- 1 to 2 pm EST
Newspaper publishing in New England and the Mid-Atlantic stateshas had a long and proud history, going back to the colonial era. In this webinar we’ll explore the rich histories of prominent newspapers such as the Boston Herald, New York Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Springfield Republican, Trenton Evening Times, Washington Evening Star and others.
Thursday, October 25 -- 1 to 2 pm EST
The development of the South can be traced through its newspapers. In this webinar, we’ll examine the Civil War from the confederate perspective, the migration of former slaves from rural areas during Reconstruction, and the imposition of racial segregation on African Americans. Featured newspapers will include the Augusta Chronicle, Baton Rouge Advocate, Charleston News and Courier, Greensboro Record, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Richmond Times Dispatch and others.
Thursday, November 1 -- 1 to 2 pm EST
This webinar will focus on newspapers that played a critical role in the development of the West in American history. Along with bringing a sense of stability to emerging communities, newspapers published west of the Mississippi Riverwere a driving force in westward migration. More importantly, the newspapers played a significant role in the development of modern democratic institutions in American life. Featured newspapers will include the Kansas City Star, Omaha World Herald, Oregonian, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times and others.
(Or request a custom Webinar for your institution using our registration form.)
Our Presenter: Michelle Harper
Michelle has many years of experience with archival newspaper collections. She is NewsBank’s Senior Director of Historical Newspapers and Periodicals.