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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WYOMING NEWSPAPER PROJECT

Discover the stories that formed Wyoming with the Wyoming Newspaper Project

The Wyoming State Library is making available to Web researchers full-text access to the first set of historical Wyoming newspapers. This project involves digitizing a 70-year comprehensive statewide collection of Wyoming newspapers from 1849 to 1922.

This first collection release will cover selected years, ranging from 1867 to 1922, of over 200 titles such as The Cheyenne Daily Leader, The Laramie Sentinel (weekly and daily), The Natrona County Tribune, The South Pass News, The Torrington Telegram and The Inter-Mountain Globe. These issues are now available at www.wyonewspapers.org. Researchers can access the individual issues through keyword searching or browsing through the collection by title, year, city or county.

Funding for the project was made possible by the Wyoming Legislature, the support of Governor Dave Freudenthal, and the Library Services and Technology Act federal program. All of the metadata was created by residents of Wyoming.

Dawn Rohan
Intellectual Property Librarian
Wyoming State Library
Cheyenne, WY 82002
drohan@state.wy.us
307-777-7281

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