Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection Adds Five Titles

Nov 7, 2023

Wild Horse Program news clipping

The New Approach, April 1989

The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection has added five prison newspapers to its database. Titles include Best Scene, J-A-B-S, Wyoming State Honor Farm, Wyoming Pen, and The New Approach. These newspapers span from 1915 to 1992 and give insight into the daily lives of those in the prison system.

“Providing the titles provides a different aspect of Wyoming history,” said Travis Pollok, Wyoming State Library Legislative Librarian.

These collections of newspapers were all written, edited and published by those in the prison system. Topics range from entertainment pieces to local news. Local news from these articles include prices, agricultural information, and government and school events. On the entertainment side, newspapers include opinion columns, poetry, and short stories.

Killer Bigfoot news clipping

The New Approach from April 1992

To read more from these collections, visit the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection, located at https://wyomingnewspapers.org/. One may also enjoy other unique newspaper collections such as Heart Mountain, Wingspan, and P.O.W.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

Browse by Category

Browse by Month

Similar Articles You May Like

May 2024 Outrider Now Available

The May Outrider from the Wyoming State Library is hot off the press! Find out all about what's going on in the...