About the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program (ADNP)
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (LAPR), a division of the Secretary of State's Office, received one of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grants. The ability for awardees to re-use digital assets created allowed LAPR to create the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program (ADNP) as a base for digitized historic newspapers in Arizona. LAPR is continually looking for opportunities to expand the historic newspaper collection in order to provide access to the rich historic resource of Arizona's newspapers.
Arizona's first newspaper, The Weekly Arizonian out of Tubac, started publication in 1859. During 1859-1922, newspapers documented the many significant historical events that had an enormous impact on the state and are central to the development and identity of Arizona.
- Arizona's entry into the Union on February 14, 1912 which had been proposed as early as 1863 (together with New Mexico).
- Water rights and droughts and the ensuing political, cultural, and economic underpinnings of these events.
- Ranching, mining and rail roads and the resulting labor, ethnic, economic, and land-use issues.
- Women in political and social movements, such as the right to vote November 1912 and prohibition in 1915.
- Border issues with Mexico.
- The early years of the state's tourism industry, and the work of entrepreneurs like Fred Harvey.
- Federal presence, such as military camps for the Indian wars, reclamation money for dams, irrigation, and agricultural subsidies.
- The development of communities and business.
- Famous and infamous Arizonians.
The years 1880-1922 represent a time when Arizona grew up. A broad documentation of this valuable history can be found in the newspapers of the day. In accordance with their mission to ensure that Arizona's history is documented and preserved, and in joint effort with the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress, The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is proud to contribute to the National Digital Newspaper Program by digitizing select Arizona newspaper titles from this vital time in history in preparation for global online access.
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a joint effort between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. This is a long term endeavor aimed at creating a nationwide online digital database for historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. This searchable database, located at the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website, provides public access to scanned newspapers and offers information about each publication.
The Arizona Digital Newspaper Program is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress grant administered by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.
If you have questions about this project, please contact the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program as listed below:
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
History and Archives
1901 W. Madison Phoenix, Arizona 85009
The contents of the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program (ADNP) are available to the public by our partners for using in research, teaching, and private study. Please note that U.S. Copyright and intellectual property laws apply to the digital resources made available through this site. Materials printed after January 1, 1923 copyrights remain to the property of the copyright owner. More information on the copyright is available at http://www.loc.gov/copyright.
You may reproduce the newspapers from this website without prior permission. Please use the following credit line: "[Title and date of item], courtesy [name of contributing repository], obtained from http://adnp.azlibrary.gov/"
All items may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Usage of some items may also be subject to additional restrictions imposed by the copyright owner and/or the holding institution.
If you have newspaper or microfilm you would like posted, please contact us at jshaffer[at]azlibrary.gov.