The Dallas Morning News Historical Archive (1885-1977) is a unique Web-based collection of a leading U.S. newspaper. It features high-resolution, digital facsimiles of daily issues that document major events in Texas, the United States and the world. Available only from NewsBank, this archive is a valuable resource for primary source research of history, culture, government, economics, politics, science, social issues and much more. The text from cover to cover is fully searchable, and researchers can browse by date and topic. Also, they can view PDFs of full pages, with the option of zooming in on individual articles, photos, graphics, maps, political cartoons, editorials, obituaries, display and classified advertisements, recipes—indeed the complete reproductions of each issue of this renowned newspaper for nearly 100 years.
Texan, American and world history
The Dallas Morning News Historical Archive provides authoritative news articles and vivid first-hand accounts of countless Texan, national and global issues, events and people. Not only does this collection offer in-depth historical coverage of Dallas—a major metropolitan city—but also it provides daily reports on World Wars I and II, several presidential administrations, the Great Depression and other major topics throughout the late-19th and 20th centuries. Significantly, the articles, graphics and advertisements in this vast collection chronicle shifts away from stories on farming and a predominantly rural population toward the coverage of modern industrialization, urbanization and the roots of the high-tech world of Texas and the entire nation today.
A valuable resource for a wide range of researchers
The Dallas Morning News Historical Archive is an exceptional research tool with "real world" content, including quality reporting on historical subjects and fascinating accounts from individuals who experienced the issues and events first-hand. The intuitive, practical interface appeals to a wide range of researchers, who can enjoy convenient, Web-based access to digital primary sources chronicling local, national and international history. Simply put, this Web-based collection enables researchers to experience the state of Texas, the U.S. and the world of the past in ways that are impossible with traditional books or curriculum resources.