Milford Public LIbrary Digitizes Old Town Newspapers

The Milford Public Library has greatly increased the usability of an important research resource by digitizing its collection of local newspapers.   The new products, replacing the old, original microfilm, are not available on the web, so e-copies must be used on a computer workstation at the library.

The town on the line between Kent and Sussex counties had a strong Delaware product, the weekly Milford Chronicle.  It started publishing in 1883 and each week the editors’ packed the pages with fresh, insightful area news from the town and nearby neighborhoods.  When investigating downstate subjects, the strength and quality of this serial usually makes it one to check out for the pages are crammed with original, local news.   The library has carried the run of the Chronicle forward to present times.  A paper of more recent origin, the Beacon was also digitized.

These professionally scanned, high quality images are valuable and join a growing body of digitized Delaware newspapers.  Thank you Milford Public Library.

A Milford Chronicle front-page from 1883.

A Milford Chronicle front-page from 1883.

The Milford Chronicle has been digitized by the Milford Library.  This is the front page of a 1933 issue.

The Milford Chronicle has been digitized by the Milford Library. This is the front page of a 1933 issue.

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