Read the (old) news at JoCoHistory

We’ve been adding substantially to JoCoHistory’s online collections, particularly in the Johnson County Museum collection. Our newest additions are newspapers from Shawnee and Merriam, dating back as early as 1955.

Newspapers available at JoCoHistory http://bit.ly/1hi0E5j

Newspapers available at JoCoHistory
http://bit.ly/1hi0E5j

The Shawnee Crier was a short-lived newspaper first published in February 1977. We’ve added two digitized issues which feature election coverage and announcements of an upcoming Old Shawnee Days celebration.

The Shawnee Crier - June 1, 1977. Vol 1, No 5 http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/jcm/id/12666

The Shawnee Crier – June 1, 1977. Vol 1, No 5
http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/jcm/id/12666

The Johnson County Leader was primarily a Merriam newspaper and had a considerable focus on local political issues. There are currently 20 issues available to browse online, covering July 1955 to May 1958.

Johnson County Leader - Nov 1, 1956. Vol 2, No 11 http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/jcm/id/12753

Johnson County Leader – Nov 1, 1956. Vol 2, No 11
http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/jcm/id/12753

Johnson County Leader - Aug 5, 1955. Vol 1, No 4 http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/jcm/id/12686

Johnson County Leader – Aug 5, 1955. Vol 1, No 4
http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/jcm/id/12686

The newspapers were scanned and uploaded at full resolution, so even the tiniest newsprint can be read online.

Johnson County Leader - July 1, 1955. Vol 1, No 2 http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/jcm/id/12671

Johnson County Leader – July 1, 1955. Vol 1, No 2
http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/jcm/id/12671

Take a look at all of the new/old news at http://bit.ly/1hi0E5j.

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