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The Daily Genealogist: Petersburg Public Library, Alaska

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Petersburg Public Library, Alaska

Petersburg Borough is located at the northern tip of Mitkoff Island in southeast Alaska. According to the Borough's website it had a population of 3,278 at the last census.

The Petersburg Public Library has made a newspaper archive available on its website. The newspaper titles covered include Petersburg Pilot (1974-2012), Petersburg Press (1926-1973, plus a few issues in 1974), Petersburg Weekly Report (1914-1923), New Petersburg Press (1964-1966), The Petersburg Press (1932-1935), The Petersburg Herald (1924-1926), and The Progressive (1913-1914). The digital collection comprises more than 61,500 pages.

You can search the entire collection by keyword or browse by newspaper title or year and/or month of publication. Click on the page link to open a digital image of the newspaper page.

Another resource available on the library website is the Petersburg Listening Project, an initiative of the Petersburg Public Library in partnership with KFSK, the local public radio station. The Listening Project collection contains "interviews between two people who know and care about each other." They are guided through the interview by a trained facilitator. Complete interviews and excerpts, as well as photographs and background and biographical information, can be accessed by month or interviewee name. There are more than 100 interviews of over 90 individuals of all ages.


Posted by Jean Powers at 10/04/2013 08:55:48 AM | 


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