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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
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The Milwaukee Journal started its run in 1882. Its first editor was Lucius Nieman. Under Nieman and his successor, Harry Grant, the Journal won a number of awards and Pulitzer Prizes. The Journal took a more serious approach to news reporting than the other local papers and developed a reputation for its liberal stance during the 1950s when it came out strongly against Senator Joseph McCarthy and the “red scare”.
The Wauwatosa Library has just acquired a subscription to NewsBank’s electronic edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which provides full-text coverage of the newspaper from January 22, 1990 to date. With a library card issued by Wauwatosa Library, you can access this resource in the library or from your remote computer. Search by topic or browse newspaper issues by date. The Library also has microfilm archives of the paper from 1979-2008 and will, of course, continue to subscribe to the good old daily newspaper if you want to come in, settle into a comfortable chair and just read the paper.