2018 marks the centennial of an event that is almost forgotten in our collective memory: the 1918 influenza pandemic. Over the next few months, we’ll feature stories about this global health catastrophe, focusing on how newspapers in Florida covered the topic.
Today we bring you a guest post by R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History, Digital Services and Shared Collections, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. The reestablishment of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba inContinue reading Our Man in Havana: Governor William Sherman Jennings and the Inauguration of Cuban Independence
Extra! Extra! More pages of historical Florida newspapers added to Chronicling America!
That’s right, in the past week almost 16,000 new pages of content from The Florida agriculturalist, The Lakeland evening telegram, and our new paper, the Key West citizen, were made available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll encounter in these papers.
Today we bring you a guest post by R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History, Digital Services and Shared Collections, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. He can be contacted at email@example.com and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. American politicians have always had a love-hate relationship with the press. The currentContinue reading The Governor, the Swamp, and “Fake News”: Napoleon Bonaparte Broward’s Battle to Drain the Everglades and His War on the Press
We’re happy to announce that we have a new contributor to our blog. Katiana is going to focus on blogs related to our Puerto Rico content, which we plan to release periodically. Without further ado, we’ll let Katiana introduce herself! My name is Katiana Bagué and I am a Puerto Rican-American, currently in Florida.Continue reading New Blog Contributor: Katiana Bagué
Memorial Day means different things to different people. For many, it is the unofficial start to the summer season filled with grilling and celebration. For others, it is a day to solemnly reflect on the sacrifices made by those fighting in the Armed Forces. The holiday, which emerged during the Civil War, reflects the needs,Continue reading Memorial Days in early 20th Century Florida
Practical jokes? Hoaxes? General trickery? All these things are associated with April 1st, also known as April Fools’ Day. While scholars can’t seem to agree on the origin of the holiday, we do know that it has made fools of many for centuries. Early 20th century Floridians enjoyed the holiday, and, consequently, our papers haveContinue reading Historic April Fools’ Pranks
Discussion about the lack of coverage of African American newspapers in white Florida papers in the early 20th century.
Most people are familiar with Santa Claus, but do you know about his chipper young helper the St. Nicholas Girl? Anyone searching for Christmas content in Florida Chronicling America newspapers is sure to come across stories about the figure, or occasionally figures, who worked tirelessly leading up to Christmas to collect donations in order toContinue reading Historical Holiday Cheer- The St. Nicholas Girl
We know you’ve been patiently waiting for updates, so without any further ado, here’s the complete list of Florida titles we’ll be digitizing over the next two years in no particular order: Lakeland Evening Telegram 1921-1922 Key West Citizen 1926, 1932-34, 1936-41, 1943, 1949 Weekly Floridian (Tallahassee) 1872-1893 Florida Agriculturist (DeLand) 1878-1899 Keep an eyeContinue reading Announcement: Florida Phase 3 Titles