3 articles Using Historic Newspapers

Report Problems and Ask Questions

This Knowledge Base is created from Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection help files and frequently asked questions as a result from being in service since the early 2000’s. ┬áIf you do not find the answer to your question, or you are having difficulty using the service, please use the online forum to add your question to…

Using Historic Newspapers – the Challenges

You must tailor your search strategy to compensate for changes in language, society, and journalistic practices that have occurred since 1859, the first year of coverage in this collection. These cultural changes are not the only changes time has wrought, however. The passing years have also discolored and stained the paper, making the print difficult…

Using Historic Newspapers

Most users unfamiliar with searching/reading 19th and early 20th century newspapers will find it necessary to use search strategies different from those used for modern newspapers. Newspaper publishing practices and the journalism profession have changed quite a bit over the last 150 years, as have society and language. It is useful to know about secondary…