Have you checked out the Topics in Chronicling America page yet?

The Library of Congress Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room has compiled a wide range of topics related to 19th and 20th century American History, from newspaper articles that can be found in Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers. Currently, there are more than 50 topics, ranging from articles on the Baseball World Series (1903-1910) to Ellis Island (1890-1907) and  eclectic topics such as the apparent Ping Pong Craze at the turn of the 20th century.

For instance, take a look at the topic on Butch Cassidy, aka Robert LeRoy Parker, the  infamous outlaw of the West. Important Dates related to Butch Cassidy are provided, as well as Suggested Search Strategies that will help searchers retrieve optimal results. Suggested Search terms, such as Wild Bunch, outlaw, bandit, and robbery are provided, and they offer recommendations on narrowing the Search Date between 1889 and 1910, when results for Butch Cassidy will be most relevant. And finally a sampling of articles about Butch Cassidy have been gathered for easy browsing on this topic.

Here is the current list of topics on the Topics in Chronicling America page. You can find Topics in Chronicling America by going to the Chronicling America homepage, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/. Look for the Topics in Chronicling America link under the Working with Chronicling America heading at the bottom of the page.

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