Thursday, March 08, 2007

Research: Paper of Record

A complete and searchable historical archive of The Sporting News newspaper is available for free. The website "Paper of Record" is an ambitious project to digitize the human word in a easy and free database.
Imagine the world's daily history presented for the past 500 years in a single, freely accessible database.
It started in Canada and is slowly spreading to include newspapers throughout the world. This is the kind of thing that makes the Internet special.

Paper of Record Link:

Hat Tip: VBCF: Silver King:


  1. Thanks for your kind words. We're very pleased that what we'd hoped would be a tremendous educational legacy to the world is now being realized.

    Bob Huggins
    Founder & CEO

  2. Is this website still active? You can perform searches, but cannot access the newspaper content. Have to create a "membership" with personal information and then wait for a confimation email with a weblink token to proceed. But - they never send this email confirmation. And if they report the email address already has an account, there is no response to the Lost password query. There are no contact names, addresses, or email addresses anywhere on the website - not even for potential advertisers. The Contact us/ Support Form is dead - only generates a HTTP page that reports the web service doesn't exist. Did they go out of business?


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