Newsroom historical photos

A couple of recent NewsLib messages were about historical photos in newsrooms.  Marilyn Lynch of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., shared a project by their photo editor.  He is digitizing glass plates from their predecessor, the Illinois State Journal, containing photos from 1929-1935.  Information about the projects and the photos can be viewed here:

Teresa Leonard of The News & Observer posted a message about an article describing the New York Times photo morgue. It’s an interesting piece about the history of the archives.  Jeffrey Roth, who manages the historical photo collection, describes some of the photos found in the collection.  In 2010, the Times began an occasional series on their Lens blog of photos found in the morgue.  When the Times social media editor Lexi Mainland heard about the project, she suggested a Tumblr for the photos.  Now every week some photos are posted to the “Lively Morgue” at  Read the article here:

Another collection of newspaper historical photos was put online by the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections.  They have digitized photos from the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News, ranging from the 1920 to 1990.  Those photos can be viewed here:

The Library of Congress has a collection from the Chicago Daily News with photos from 1902 to 1933 at

Know about another online collection of historical photos from a newspaper?  Drop me a note at and I’ll compile a list of them.



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