Historical Content of Wilmington Newspaper, The Sunday Morning Star, Available for Free on Google

After Google launced an ambitious project in 2008 to digitize lots of local newspapers, the giant e-content provider scanned about 2,000 publications, including a Wilmington, Delaware weekly, the Sunday Morning Star.  In the era when many daily papers didn’t have weekend editions, these Sunday publications tended to function like a news weekly.  It pulled together features and more in-depth, colorful pieces as reporters and editors had a full week to assemble news that was sought after for more leisurely reading on a peaceful Sunday. Those editions, running from the 1880s to 1950s, are particularly valuable for Delaware researchers.  Here’s the link to the Sunday Star.  The online issues are far from complete, but the University of Delaware has a complete run on microfilm

Unfortunately Google announced in 2011, that the web service would no longer add content to the newspaper archive.  But the digital serials that were already completed are available at the archive.

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