PHOENIX – From 1917 to 1921, The Daily Morning Oasis included international, national and local news as well as fiction, poems, and advertisements for businesses from both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border. The newspaper was established in Nogales, and was intended to be a daily version of the weekly Oasis newspaper, which is already available on the Arizona Memory Project.
“Nogales, Arizona and its sister city Nogales, Mexico are known together as Ambos Nogales and this symbiotic community is chronicled in the pages of the Daily Morning Oasis. Plus, these digitized issues cover a lot of historical ground from the Mexican Revolution, to the U.S. entering World War I, and from provisions to the Immigration Act of 1917 to Prohibition,” said Sativa Peterson, NDNP Grant Project Director and News Content Program Manager for the State of Arizona Research Library.
This is just one of six newspaper titles from border towns digitized and added to the Arizona Memory Project as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program through a grant from the Library of Congress. This digital collection includes issues from 1917 through 1920 and will be available indefinitely and free to access on any digital device at https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/dmoasis.
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. The Arizona Memory 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.