Juliaetta Newspapers -- to a page containing years 1914 to 1937 available links.
Kendrick Newspapers -- to a page containing years 1891 to 1950 available links.
Kendrick Newspapers -- to a page containing years 1950 to July 1998 available links.
Collecting the newspapers in our service area with the vision of posting them digitally—including a word search option, has received the Juliaetta-Kendrick Heritage Foundation (JKHF) attention since 2011. The following people and many general public newspaper donations have propelled this project to this impressive point.
Kendrick Gazette owner LuJane Nisse lifted the newspaper's copyright restrictions (editions beyond Jan. 1923) for this JKHF project.
Kai Eiselein donated over 75 Kendrick volumes of published newspapers that each Kendrick publisher archived over the years. Each volume covers a year in time and is in pristine condition.
Acquiring diverse funding made this approximately $10,000.00 valued microfilm to pdf digitization project a reality. The project value includes over $5,000.00 of donated labor that has thus far been provided. Two different grant parameters has caused this newspaper digitization project to have two completion dates.
In 2013 the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) a $277,000 grant to begin digitizing 20% of the Society's rich collection of historic newspapers from around the state. Kendrick's about 1,166 issues--7,000 newspaper pages, (6.5 microfilm reels) between 1890 - Jan. 1923 was selected to be part of this project. When completed in two years, (Aug. 31, 2015) the pages will be available to the public online, free of charge. Better yet, the entire collection will be keyword searchable. This digital resource will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov and also available on this site with the same free, word searchable options.
The National Historical Publications & Records Commission provided JKHF partial project funding on Sept. 15, 2014 to digitize the balance (approximately 7,500 issues--45,000 pages and 40 reels) of the Kendrick (post 1922) and Juliaetta ISHS microfilm newspaper holdings. This project phase with downloads to our website IS NOW completed and available free with word search capabilities using the above links on this page. Latah County Arts and Culture Committee Nov. 2014 funding also contributed in a big way to this project phase. Additional project funding thanks goes out to the John M. & Leslie L. Woodward Foundation. JKHF publication funds covered the balance of this project phase expenses.
Where To From Here?
Distribution of the entire data base will be made to other research localities -- Latah County Historical Society, Latah County Library District, University of Idaho Archives and Special Collections Library, Library of Congress, Kendrick School District.
The ISHS 47 reels of microfilmed newspapers contains gaps. Our hardcopy archives will be tapped to fill-in those non-digitized editions and get them on line. Designated project funding donations for this need is being accepted.
We continue to need from you especially early editions. Also wanted is the 1904 "The Canyon Echo" Kendrick paper. Juliaetta had a number of newspapers: The Gem, The Potlatch, The Juliaetta Advance, The Free Potlatch Press, The Register, The Potlatch Herald, The Juliaetta Enterprise, The Independent, The Juliaetta Record, and the Juliaetta Sun. We only have copies of a few of the later newspapers. Cameron had The Potlatch Herald and Wyckliff Smith published the Potlatch Herald for Southwick also.
JKHF Project Contact: JKHF Board
A key digitization partner in this project has been Integra Paperless Business Solutions . They are FANTASTIC to work with! We look forward to continuing to use them in ALL future media conversion to a digital format needs. If you have a similar preservation need to your media we encourage you to contact them.