Something you might wonder about when staying safe inside is how people rose to meet other challenges in history. A good way to find out is through historical newspapers. In these you will be able to find headlines, articles, pictures, opinions and the even the weather report at that time. Here are Mount Prospect Public Library’s top three historical newspaper sources:
1. Newspapers.com Library Edition. This is a sibling database of Ancestry.com Library Edition. It has millions of pages from sixteen thousand newspapers extending back to the 17th Century.
2. Newspaper Archive contains hundreds of Illinois papers, including the archives of The Daily Herald. If you browse papers by cities, the full run is found under Arlington Heights. Now available to home users!
3. The Chicago Tribune through the ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Here you can read every issue from 1849 to 1996. It is the easiest to search.
Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive online database of 4,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s. It contains a diverse blend of well-known regional and local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries. Here, you will find articles from The Daily Herald from 1902 to 2009.
October is Family History Month, and the Library is celebrating by announcing the acquisition of My Heritage, a genealogy subscription database. Like Ancestry Library Edition and Ancestry.com, My Heritage has indexed census, vital records and family tree information. My Heritage,however, can be accessed at home by Mount Prospect Public Library cardholders! To find more clues to your family history check out this resource either in the Library or at home. Please remember that the Library Research Services staff is available to help you search this database and any of the others in our collection. You may also set up an appointment with Genealogy Librarian, Anne Shaughnessy. Let’s celebrate our families, past and present!
Events in Mount Prospect over the past 100 years have been documented by a few local newspapers; occasionally the Chicago Tribune would make brief mentions of the village, and the Daily Herald has been a source of Mount Prospect news since 1901.
Two other newspapers were focused just on Mount Prospect. Both papers document life in Mount Prospect during challenging times in history:
From 1932-1942 the Mount Prospect Review covered local events during the Great Depression and early World War II years.
From April 1966 to June 1970 The Prospect Day covered events during a time of great growth and change in Mount Prospect. Digital copies of these newspapers are searchable on the MPPL website.
The Mount Prospect Review and the historical Daily Herald can be searched through the web resource Newspaper Archive. This source is only available in the Library. The Prospect Day was recently digitized and is available on the MPPL website on this page. The Historical Chicago Tribune, Newspaper Archive and Prospect Day can also be accessed by going to the newspapers section of the Web Resources page of the MPPL website.
If you have questions about how to use these resources, please ask for assistance at the Research Services Desk, call the desk at 847-253-5675 or chat online with a librarian.
The Library now subscribes to National Geographic Virtual Library and National Geographic Kids (brought to you by the incredible database company, Gale Cengage). The Virtual Library contains every single page of every issue of National Geographic since it began publication in 1888, all issues of National Geographic Traveler, published since 2010, and over 300 books.
The incredible photography takes on an amazing glow. Take a look at the about the Photo Ark article for proof of that.Every Last One.
All articles can be saved to your computer, Google Drive, or saved to your folder in a Gale account. You can print them or email them to yourself or others.