The Herald – of the Danish West Indies 1915-1925 Now Digitized and Posted Online


The following teaser is from the July 21, 2016 website of

Over 3,000 pages of David Hamilton Jackson’s The Herald, which is the first citizen-owned and -operated newspaper in the Danish West Indies, have been digitized and are freely available online to researchers everywhere, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). The Territorial Archives, a unit of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, in partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands, is participating in a Digital Library of the Caribbean (DLoC) project to digitize and make freely accessible online issues of The Herald at

“DPNR’s newspaper and documentary digitization projects will significantly complement the annual public library programs already developed by the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums throughout the Territory to celebrate and recognize David Hamilton Jackson Month each November,” said Commissioner Dawn L. Henry.

The digitization project includes issues spanning the entire publication run of 1915 to 1925…

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Thanks to Research-Buzz for the heads-up.