August 22, 2007

(Reb Yudel)

Everything Old is News Again: Pittsburgh Jewish newspaper archives (1895-1969) now online

Jonathan Sarna reports to the H-Judaic mailing list:

The new Pittsburgh Jewish
Newspaper Project, http://pjn.library.cmu.edu/  makes available
on-line (for free) the full run of Jewish newspapers in that city
(1895-1969).  The website is easy to use and well-indexed.  This is one
of the first full-runs of an American Jewish newspaper to be available
on-line to researchers.  See the announcement below:

The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project (PJNP), which recently completed
the digitization of The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), recently announced
that Chronicle issues from 1962 to 1969 have been added to the database.
The search engine (pjn.library.cmu.edu), now with Chronicle entries, was
recently demonstrated at a meeting of the Rauh Jewish Archives Advisory
Committee.

The project marks the first time that the earliest issues of The
Chronicle have been searchable online. Stories from the issues published
in 2002 and later are searchable at The Chronicle's own online archive,
located at www.pittchron.com.

The PJNP, a cooperative effort with Carnegie Mellon University, is in
the process of digitizing all back issues of The Chronicle. Once that is
done, it will start work on the American Jewish Outlook, which published
from 1934-1962.