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More than 5,000 digitized issues of the Indiana-based African-American newspaper Indianapolis
Recorder are searchable
online at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis library website.
The issues span 1899 to 2005 (those from 1917 to 1925, and January to April 1932,
You can keyword search the full text or browse by year. An advanced search lets you
designate words as exact, exclude words, and run a proximity search to find two words
appearing within a certain distance of each other on a newspaper page. (In the advanced
search, multiple library collections are selected by default. To search just the Indianapolis
Recorder, scroll down, check the box to deselect all the collections, then check
the box next to Indianapolis Recorder.)
You can share links to articles via social media or email, or bookmark them in your
browser. You can save articles by right-clicking or control-clicking and selecting
Save Image As (an alternative would be to take a screenshot).
Learn more about finding ancestors in African-American newspapers in the Family Tree
University course Finding
African-American Ancestors in Newspapers: Research Strategies for Success, taught
by Tim Pinnick.