The Weekly Miami Metropolis

weeklymiamimetropolis.jpg UF’s Digital Library Center is currently loading more historic newspapers into UFDC (the University of Florida Digital Collections) and they look incredible! The newspaper here is The Weekly Miami Metropolis from June 26, 1908. Even though it’s over 100 years old, it’s one of the more recent issues from the historic papers being loaded. Like many of the historic papers, it features a political cartoon prominently on the first page.

This and many other newspapers were digitized through the “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers” joint program by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. I’m still only beginning to explore these papers, but I expect to link to various titles and issues as I have time to read through them and to explore historic Florida in the making.

To see the newly loaded historic newspapers,  go to the new items browse in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (one of the collections in UFDC) or to the all items browse.

2 Comments

  1. These newspapers are wonderful for the historical research I conduct for my blog. I love just reading a whole issue and seeing what people were interested in 100 years ago – they have also helped solve many mysteries. I wish though that there was the ability to search the entire collection instead of just one issue, and that the search term was highlighted on the page.

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    All of the issues can be searched for the entire Florida Digital Newspaper Library using the search from the first page: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/newspapers (select full text to search the text).

    We’re working on highlighting the search terms on the page, but there’s no ETA on that yet. You can track the work from the technology pages: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/sobekcm/development/highlights
    Also, I’ll of course be blogging as new features are implemented and as we have concrete timelines.

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