PHOENIX – As the first newspaper in the small town of Snowflake, the Snowflake Herald was one of a few newspapers in Arizona run by women in the first half of the 20th century. Still published today as the Tribune News, the Snowflake Herald has been sharing ranching, agricultural, religious, regional and local community news since 1913.
“The Snowflake Herald launched in 1913, making it the first newspaper in that town,” said Sativa Peterson, National Digital Newspaper Program grant project director and news content program manager for the State of Arizona Research Library. “When publisher Robert C. Smith passed away in 1920, his wife Sarah Tenney Smith became owner of the newspaper. Under her leadership the paper grew.”
This is one of 40 newspaper titles from communities around Arizona that were digitized by the Arizona State Library in partnership with the University of Arizona Libraries, and the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress’ National Digital Newspaper Program. Issues from 1913 to 1919 of the Snowflake Herald will be available on the Arizona Memory Project indefinitely and can be viewed for free on any digital device at https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/snowflake.
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.