The announcement of Google's News Archive
proved a catalyst for some trial searches for turn-of-the-last-century architect George Barber. Barber fans will be pleased to know that some items did turn up, although they will definitely need to search America's Historical Newspapers
, one of the UNLV Libriares databases [limited to UNLV faculty and students; at http://www.library.unlv.edu/collections/newspap.php
] as well.
Google News Archive
search proved effective for the more recent past, but America's Historical Newspapers
was more productive for turn-of-the-century materials.
Another point worth noting: many of the items retrieved in the Google search are only available for a fee. For America's Historical Newspapers
, the subscription fee has been paid by the Libraries! And before you pay to access items in the Google results list, check UNLV Libraires newspapers databases -- some of the items in the Google results are in newspapers available in Libraries' databases.