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We just made two more decades, from 1924-1941, of the Cambridge Tribune freely searchable on our Historic Cambridge Newspaper Collection.  Now you can search the Cambridge Tribune from 18887-1941.  Search away!

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Officers stand by in 1955 as religious leaders from Chicago demonstrate outside the White House in Washington over the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till.  Courtesy of NPR.

This past Sunday, NPR did a short piece on Davis Houck, a professor at Florida State University, who has been tracking down the whereabouts of the St. Louis Argus, a black newspaper that covered the Emmett Till trial.  For decades it seemed as if the issues covering the trial were nowhere to be found.  Houck and his students were able to find the missing issues in a state historical archive in Missouri.  Listen to the two-minute story for more details here:  http://n.pr/16pYGZB.

This story reminds us how important it is to carefully preserve, protect, and make easily available our local newspapers.  Sometimes it is the only known record of an event.  You can access all of Cambridge’s historic newspapers in the library’s collection here: http://cambridge.dlconsulting.com/.

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