Newspaper History Preserved Online

May 2, 2016

You really begin to appreciate the time-consuming work of digitizing old media when you peruse the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program.  

Credit oregonnews.uoregon.edu

 With a few key words, you can search 150 years of newspapers from across Oregon.  

So much is there, from the top news stories to the funnies to ads of the day (1921 Studebaker Light-Six, $1750).  University of Oregon Libraries set up the ODNP, and will get an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award for it later this week.  Digital Project Manager Sheila Rabun joins us with the story of the archive.