Symposium: 'Sustaining Arizona's Communities Through Historical Newspapers'


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Newspapers have played critical roles in society by sharing day-to-day news and featuring stories of the people in their communities, and by illuminating issues and instigating change.

How have newspapers sustained Arizona's communities? How have they acted as community conscience and social glue in relation to culture, language, ecology, and labor?

Hear from students, scholars, and librarians about the importance of preserving these rich resources and how to use them in your research and communities. Hosted by the University Libraries and the University of Arizona Public History Collaborative, this free symposium will be held in-person and on Zoom.

This event will be in-person and via Zoom.


The University of Arizona Libraries and the State of Arizona Research Library, a branch of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, are collaborating on a National Digital Newspaper Program grant, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. 

Through this grant, we are digitizing Arizona newspapers, including several Spanish-language titles, Black community newspapers, and newspapers published in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and in mining and agricultural communities, to be included in Chronicling America, the free newspaper database hosted by the Library of Congress.

Newspaper collage / promo image for symposium


Audience size
Medium (51-100)


Main Library B252/B54 combined, CATalyst Studios
1510 E University Boulevard