Extra! Extra! More pages of historical Florida newspapers added to Chronicling America!

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.

Revisiting Past Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

In the midst of hurricane season, one can easily become overwhelmed with worry and anxiety thinking about the catastrophic effects of tropical storms. Media and news outlets during these times try to keep the public on alert and express what kind of preventative measures people should take in order to avoid any major harms orContinue reading Revisiting Past Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

Announcement: Florida Phase 3 Titles

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

Grayven Images: Confederate Monuments and Power of the Lost Cause in Florida

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 bmurphree@ufl.edu and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. On May 3, 1901, fire consumed Jacksonville, destroying the heart of the cityContinue reading Grayven Images: Confederate Monuments and Power of the Lost Cause in Florida

May Mann Jennings & the Creation of Royal Palm State Park

On this blog we’ve looked at a few issues related to how events associated with the American Conservation movement, including the founding of the National Park Service and the establishment of the first National Wildlife Refuge on Pelican Island, were covered in our digitized newspapers. Today, we’ll look at the efforts in Florida, spearheaded byContinue reading May Mann Jennings & the Creation of Royal Palm State Park

Ruth Law: The Aviatrix’s Florida Connection

It’s difficult to talk about the history of aviation in the United States without looking at activities that took place in Florida. As we’ve discussed in the past, Naval Air Station Pensacola played an important role in U.S. military aviation history. But the same hard-packed white sand at Daytona Beach that attracted automobile enthusiasts alsoContinue reading Ruth Law: The Aviatrix’s Florida Connection

Florida & Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project Awarded Phase 3 Funding

We have some exciting news for fans of digitization, preservation, and history. The Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project has been awarded funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities for a third digitization cycle! We’ll let you know as soon as newspaper titles are selected, but for now you can read more inContinue reading Florida & Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project Awarded Phase 3 Funding

Pensacola- Where Naval Aviation Really Took Off

On Memorial Day we honor those who have died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Florida has played a central role in both U.S military and aviation history, and today we want to focus on the state’s contribution to the development of aerial warfare leading up to and through World War I. Events surrounding navalContinue reading Pensacola- Where Naval Aviation Really Took Off