Five decades of vintage Culver Citizen newspapers going live online
The world of researching the history of the Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee area's past changed dramatically this week, as Newspapers.com in cooperation with the Indiana State Library's Hoosier State Chronicles Digital Historic Newspaper program is posting some 50 years worth of previously unavailable issues of the Culver Citizen newspaper, fully search-able and browse-able for any resident of the state of Indiana.
The online collection, which covers most all of the years from 1903 to 1963 (most, though not all of those years have been posted as of this writing), may be accessed by visiting the Indiana INSPIRE database here and clicking the " Search additional newspapers in Newspapers.com" text under the Hoosier State Chronicles logo at the right-hand side of the page. From there, users may browse any edition included, or search for a word or phrase within the database. Pages, or portions of pages, may be saved in a variety of digital formats once accessed.
The Indiana State Library's Newspapers.com portal grants access to Indiana newspaper titles which the ISL is providing to Newspapers.com. And while the latter is a pay site with regards to much of its content, by special arrangement of the State Library, computer users within Indiana may access the collection for free (users anywhere in the world can join newspaper.com's subscription service), according to S. Chandler Lighty, Program Manager for Hoosier State Chronicles.
The new collection adds to the array of digitally available back-issues of the Culver Citizen already online and available through the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver website, here. That collection covers earlier years of the paper (1896 through 1914, with some exceptions) as well as later years (the 1960s in full, and some years from the 1970s), besides Culver area yearbooks and other search-able publications.
A variety of other Indiana newspapers are also available at the Hoosier State Chronicles website, here.