PHOENIX – For the first time, the Arizona Historical Digital Newspapers collection on the Arizona Memory Project includes two newspapers from Jewish communities in Phoenix and Tucson. Both newspapers included coverage of local and international news important to the Jewish community, including the conclusion of the Nuremberg trials. The two titles provide coverage for the years between 1946 and 1963.
“For many Jewish Holocaust survivors, arrival in the United States, and, in this case, Arizona, provided an opportunity to build a new life. These newspapers were both established in the years following World War II and provided news for and about the Jewish community,” said Sativa Peterson, National Digital Newspaper Program grant project director and news content program manager.
These are just two of the 40 newspaper titles that were digitized by the Arizona State Library in partnership with the University of Arizona Libraries, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress’ National Digital Newspaper Program. The Phoenix Jewish News and The Arizona Post will be available on the Arizona Memory Project indefinitely and can be viewed for free on any digital device at http://go.azsos.gov/lpp4 and http://go.azsos.gov/lpp5.
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.