Newspapers: Pages of Your History

Oct
24
1:30 pm
Where

Poplar Bluff Municipal Library
318 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

The front page of the Washington Missourian, July 11, 1940.

Where

Poplar Bluff Municipal Library
318 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Newspapers have been called the rough draft of history. Their pages have preserved essential records of politics, local issues, events, and people for hundreds of years. By the mid-19th century, the number of titles published rose dramatically and newspapers were transformed by an increasing emphasis on society, industry, scientific advances, investigative journalism, and human-interest stories.

The newest chapter in the history of print journalism is a digital one. Newspapers are online, including many historical newspapers. A one-hour program by Patricia M. (Patsy) Luebbert, administrator of the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project, will explore the joys and frustrations of searching historic digital newspaper content through online sources.

Event Contact Information

Shannon Midyett
(573) 686-8639
shannon@poplarbluff.org