As you may recall, Caroline and I were conducting our research from a booth at Foxy’s in Glendale, where we were examining online resources. (Free Wi-Fi plus toasters. What’s not to like?)
Our first visit was to the Library of Congress’ search engine for historic newspapers. Coverage is spotty, unfortunately, and the Los Angeles Herald was only available from 1905 to 1910. Still, there was a chance that other newspapers picked up the story, so we gave it a try. Alas, no luck.
Our next step was Google’s News Archives, where we found links to The Times stories on ProQuest. Google’s archives include quite a few small U.S. newspapers, but most of them are from later in the 20th century.
So far I had been using online sources that are available to anyone. But people who have a Los Angeles Public Library card may also search the Newspaper Archive, where I found a brief update on the Comport shooting in the Ukiah Republican.
We were unable to locate any other news accounts online, which means Caroline will be taking a trip to the Los Angeles Public Library’s History and Genealogy Department to read the microfilm of the other papers that were active at the time.
Coming up next: where else to look.