Even more pages of The Key West Citizen are now available in Chronicling America!
Over 8,300 new pages covering September 1933 to December 1934 and January 1936 to December 1940 are now up and fully text searchable. We’ve just begun to delve into the compelling content in this new batch, but here are a few highlights we’ve found so far.
The new content includes the time that Earnest Hemingway lived in Key West and his exploits are frequently reported in the papers.
Of course there are headlines about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt including his tradition flouting 3rd term.
There’s no way to ignore The Great Depression or The New Deal. There’s lots of stories about New Deal organizations like the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Recovery Administration (NRA).
Pan American World Airways continued to grow and expand their aviation network. Key West was an important hub for mail coming from and going to Cuba.
Since The Key West Citizen was a member of the Associated Press, there’s also lots of international coverage of the situation in Europe in the years leading up to U.S. entry into World War II.