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Community History Archive: This Week in History: May 20th – May 26th

Get ready to embark on a fascinating journey through some significant events in history. Every week in history has a diverse range of content, but this week especially has a little something for everyone. Between devastating natural disasters, groundbreaking politics, early American cars, and international conflicts, this week in history has it all. Join me […]

Spotlight: The Newark Public Library’s History Archive

The Newark History Archive Is A Portal To New Jersey’s Past The Newark Public Library brings a significant piece of Newark’s past to the present by providing free access to the historical legacy of Newark, New Jersey, as recorded in the pages of the Newark Evening News. Thanks to a federal grant, support from Senator […]

Community History Archive: This Week in History: May 13th – May 19th

The week of May 13th through May 19th is a time in the past when we saw the birth of new legends and traditions, and the passing of old stars. Between momentous Supreme Court decisions and the creation of one of the most popular fast food franchises in the world, this week in history provides […]

Community History Archives: This Week in History: May 6th – May 12th

Get ready for a trip around the world, because this week in history brings us events from all over the globe! Our first destination will take us back a year to a Royal Coronation. From there, we will make stops in South Africa, New Jersey, and Europe as we cover some of the most important […]

Search (The Community History Archives) Using Deliberately Misspelled Words

Most online newspaper researchers do not recognize that when searching for a word, a term, a name, etc., that they essentially are searching against a database that has been built based on whether a very small section of a newspaper is black or white. It is the formation of these dots that may look like […]

Community History Archives: This Week in History: April 29th – May 5th

This week in history was marked by destruction and change. Two hateful leaders passed away, unfair treatment sparked riots that destroyed many communities, and a baseball legend broke a record but was met with criticism for his attitude. Additionally, World War II was winding down on one front. If you’re interested in any of these […]

This Week in History: April 22- April 28

In honor of Earth Day, this week in history brings you events from the great outdoors! Whether you are a baseball fan, a climate activist, or just looking to learn more about history, this week in history has something for everyone! This week I chose to focus on the events that have impacted our environment […]

Don’t Search For An Obituary By Only Searching For An “Obituary”

In the quest to trace our roots and understand our heritage, obituaries often serve as a crucial starting point. Obituaries are undoubtedly a rich source of information for genealogists. They often provide vital details about the deceased, including their full name, date of birth, date of death, and often, the names of their relatives. However, […]

This Week in History – April 15- April 22

From old fires and recent fires to sinking ships and legends being born, this week in history presents us an opportunity to reflect on the events that changed lives all around the world. April seems to be the month that some of the biggest historical events have happened, and this week, in particular, has some […]

History From A Local (Cedar Rapids, IA) Perspective – The Titanic

The sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912, is etched in history as one of the most devastating maritime disasters. The tragedy, which claimed over 1,500 lives, sent shockwaves across the globe, making headlines in every corner of the world, with newspapers of all sizes providing extensive coverage of the event. In the […]

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