May 23, 2022

Coming Soon: Readex Will Release Digital Archive of Washington, D.C. Evening Star, 1852-1922 (Full-Image)

From a Readex Blog Post by David Loiterstein:

This spring Readex will begin releasing a complete 70-year span of The Evening Star—one of the most influential newspapers in U.S. history. For more than a century, historians have regarded The Evening Star as the newspaper of record for the nation’s capital.


In digital form, this long-awaited archive of the Star will provide a searchable facsimile of every page of every issue from its founding on December 16, 1852 to December 31, 1922. Even in its earliest years, the Star was a conservative powerhouse, not afraid to buck Washington’s prevailing political winds. Its excellent reporting during the Civil War increased its popularity and circulation; even today Civil War historians frequently cite Star articles at length.

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