Online access to over a century of the Los Angeles Times is now available to LSU researchers. This historical newspaper has reported on the America West from the late nineteenth through the entire twentieth century and beyond. The progression of various issues throughout these years can be found in news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more. The resource offers user-friendly support tools to facilitate research and an award-winning interface.
Dr. Will Mari, Assistant Professor of Media History and Media Law at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication writes:
“Access to the online archives of the ‘Los Angeles Times’ is a profoundly important resource for scholars and students using the LSU Libraries. It fills a massive, vital need to have a historical perspective on the West Coast and the records of a paper that also played an important part in international-news coverage of the Cold War, at a moment when that context is needed now more than ever. As a media historian, I am crazy excited to see this addition.”