PHOENIX – In 2017, the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, in partnership with the University of Arizona, received a fourth grant from the National Digital Newspaper Program, a joint-partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, to continue digitizing historical Arizona newspapers published between 1859 and 1963. The Winslow Mail was one of the selected titles and is the newest collection on the Arizona Memory Project.
Sativa Peterson, NDNP Grant Project Director and News Content Program Manager for the State of Arizona Research Library grew up in Winslow and said her 1902 copy of the American Newspaper Directory “…lists Winslow as Arizona’s eighth largest city or town - larger, at that time, than Flagstaff. The principal industries were sheep and cattle-raising and the town was located on the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.”
This made Peterson excited to share the news from her hometown and its early history with users of the Arizona Memory Project and Chronicling America.
The Winslow Mail was published for 113 years and by the end of 1926, the Winslow Mail became the Winslow Daily Mail. The collection on the Arizona Memory Project includes issues from 1897 through 1926. It is available indefinitely and can be viewed on any digital device along with other Navajo County newspapers at http://go.azsos.gov/kssn
For questions about this or any digital collection, or for cultural institutions interested in sharing collections on the Arizona Memory Project, contact [email protected].
The Arizona Memory Project provides free online access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.