CONTACT: Edward Garcia, Library Director
RE: Cranston Public Library launches digital archive of historic newspapers
The Cranston Public Library has launched a new digital archive of local historic Cranston newspapers. This archive is free and available online. The archive has full .pdf scans of Cranston newspapers from 1885-1975. The list of available newspapers is:
Cranston Herald (1936-1975)
Cranston City Times (1921-1925)
Cranston Herald Today (1975)
Cranston Leader (1889-1890)
Cranston News (1922-1939)
Cranston Today (1972-1975)
Howard Times (1885-1905)
Herald News (1939-1940)
Cranston Herald News (1939)
Neighborhood News (1930)
The scans were produced with full Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which will allow for keyword searching for specific names, topics, etc. Other advanced searching options are also available. The archive is available with this direct link: http://cranston.advantage-preservation.com/ or by visiting https://cranstonlibrary.org/databases/all and scrolling to Cranston Public Library digital archive.
"We hope this freely accessible archive will be of special interest for local history and genealogical research and be a tool for exploring the rich history of Cranston", said Library Director Edward Garcia.
This digital archive was created in partnership with Advantage Preservation and was funded by a grant from the Champlin Foundation.