ERIC Number: ED417096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Newspapers in Iowa History.
Ruth, Amy, Ed.
Goldfinch: Iowa History for Young People, v18 n4 Sum 1997
This issue of the children's quarterly magazine, "The Goldfinch," focuses on newspapers in Iowa's history. Articles address Iowa's pioneer press, a tiny newspaper published by a pair of Iowa brothers, and handwritten newspapers. Activities, fictional accounts, and nonfictional articles address the importance of newspapers in Iowa's past and present. One article explains how newspapers were produced with typesetting and Linotype. Other articles discuss the importance of accuracy and reliability in the stories newspapers tell and record for history, the contributions of Iowa's first African-American newspaper, "Colored Advance," in 1882, and subsequent African-American newspapers in Iowa. An article by the winner of the 1997 "Write Women Back into History Contest," Abby Cox, is also included. (EH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Civil Rights, Elementary Education, Freedom of Information, Journalism, Local History, News Media, Newspapers, Printed Materials, Reading Materials, Social Studies, State History
Goldfinch, State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA, 52240-1806 (subscription: $10 for four issues).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa