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Read and "Search By Text" Our Newspaper Samples At The Bottom Of This Page

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Allen Black Newspaper Archives

REPLACE OUR MICROFILM READER WITH ADOBE PDF DOCUMENTS FOR RESEARCH

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This is an expensive and ambitious project that will take lots of planning, fund raising and support from museum members. We believe this is one of the most sought after request for research, education and pure enjoyment.

 

Many years ago, Allen Black, publisher, editor and one of the owners of the Malden Press-Merit spent years collecting all newspaper editions of Malden's paper. Mr Black was a true historian at heart and believed that all legal newspapers are the most important collection of history in the strictest sense.

After years of using his free time to collect all papers in the order of publication, Allen Black shipped each issue in boxes laid down in chronological order to the University of Missouri. The University Press bound the books in handsome hard covers and microfilmed each page of all published editions.

The years from 1904 to 1994 were included in this historical collection which will soon be available on this website.

Thanks to the many members who have supported this major project with donations and support.

This year at the annual homecoming event the Malden High School class of 1965 raised $1,900 in funds to help kick off this major project. Thanks for the generous donations from all class members who participated.

The Malden Arts Council raised funds during the recent Malden homecoming 2015 and donated $1,000 to the museum. Their support will be in part to complete the ambitious project for viewing and researching Malden's history using this newspaper PDF archives on the museum website.

We hope this new research capability will be exciting and help build our membership to new levels of excitement. Thanks to everyone for their support.

Just The Beginning of Our Dream For Our Members

BELOW ARE THREE SAMPLE

LINKS TO PDFs OF MALDEN NEWSPAPERS

We are making progress with this exciting project thanks to donations by the Malden High School class of 1965 and the Malden Art Council. We are so thankful for the important donations needed to create a newspaper archives of Malden's history from 1901 to 1994. The class of 1965 donated $1,900 and the Malden Art Council donated $1,000. It will take over $7,000 to complete this project.

Members of the museum will be able to search Malden newspapers and searches can be done by text and year.

We hope many more new members join the museum for research and just plain enjoyment of reading about Malden's past.

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