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NewsBank Partners with the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society to Provide the Digital Library of Early American Newspapers
May 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019
NewsBank Partners with the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society to Provide the Digital Library of Early American Newspapers Thanks to the generosity of Dan Jones, President and CEO of NewsBank, the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society now offers researchers the opportunity to explore two major historical archive collections – Early American Newspapers and Historical News Archives. Students and historians alike will be able to explore what was going on in local communities to research national and international episodes, and to compare and contrast the impact of such major events as the Civil War, the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement on cities and towns throughout the country.
Early American Newspapers is a comprehensive online resource with more than 6000 searchable newspapers from 1690-1922. Created through partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress and more than 90 other institutions, the papers come from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Historical News Archives is a database of more than 100 newspapers, including such well-known publications as the San Francisco Chronicle, the New Orleans Times Picayune and the Miami Herald, as well as the local Norwalk Hour and Stamford Advocate.
Both collections are searchable by key word for ease of use. Together they form a comprehensive digital record of American history, culture and life.
“This is an amazing addition to the resources we have available to our members,” said Nancy Geary, Executive Director of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. “I know this digital library will spark curiosity and promote learning. We are very grateful to Dan Jones and NewsBank for making it available to the New Canaan community through the Historical Society.”
“NewsBank is delighted to partner with the New Canaan Museum and Historical to learn and understand the value of this content to its members so we can continue to improve the value that can be brought to other Historical Societies”, said Mr. Jones.
New Canaan Museum and Historical Society members can access the archives by coming to the offices of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, from Tuesday – Friday 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. A personal access code which allows for access outside of the Society’s building is available at the $500 membership level. All others can use the service at the offices for a $10 daily usage fee.
Training sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 3-4 pm throughout May. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 203-966-1776 ext. 3