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Re: Question on Use of online newspapers


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 8/23/2018 at 14:14:42

In Response To: Question on Use of online newspapers (Rick Bergman)

As of today, there are 142,310 newspaper pages for Bremer County available free online going back as far as 1856. The main problem is that from 1925 to the present, no Waverly newspapers have been digitized. This is because the local newspaper in Waverly will not grant permission to have the microfilms digitized. The local library has approached them several times with no success. It is really sad because so many, many of the local libraries in Iowa have worked with their local newspapers to make available these valuable historical newspapers [at no cost to the newspaper due to grants etc.] Newspapers from 1924 for Waverly are only available on microfilm in Waverly, Iowa City and some in Des Moines. For prior years and for Sumner, the newspapers are great!

Available online -- free:

Waverly Republican -- 19,109 Pages -- 1856-1915

Waverly Democrat -- 18,176 Pages -- 1880-1923

Bremer County Independent -- 10,181 Pages -- 1881-1915

Independent Republican -- 4,679 Pages -- 1915-1924

Waverly Phoenix -- 1,255 Pages -- 1892-1897

Weekly Republican -- 890 Pages -- 1899-1900

Waverly Weekly Republican -- 88 Pages -- 1857-1861

Fair Expositor -- 12 Pages -- 1886-1886

Sumner Gazette -- 1881-2016 -- 86,387 Pages

Sumner Journal -- 1903-1905 -- 799 Pages

Sumner Herald -- 1915-1917 -- 734 Pages

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