The Ohio History Connection has digitized over 315,000 pages of Ohio newspapers through its participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program and will digitize an additional 100,000 pages of foreign-language newspapers by the end of 2018. This content is freely-available at Chronicling America. Partnerships between the Ohio History Connection and local institutions have made additional titles freely-available on Ohio Memory. These Ohio Memory titles comprise over 310,000 pages of content.
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About this collection
The Akron Reporter collection includes 1969-1999 and 2003-2016.
Akron’s newspaper serving African Americans, The Reporter, has been documenting the community’s history since 1969. Established that year by William R. Ellis, Sr., The Reporter was founded as a response to a lack of coverage by the mainstream press. The Ellis family continues to operate this weekly newspaper that records the lives and perspectives of our African American residents, covering everything from church histories, biographies, and social events to articles about current issues. Thanks to the Akron-Summit County Public Library and a grant from the Dick and Chris Chenoweth Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The Reporter is now available online for researchers, students, and family historians.
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