Preserving local Chilean history: "La Patria" newspaper in 1930's Concepción press (EAP1532)

Aims and objectives

This project will digitise and preserve La Patria newspapers from 1930-1939. It's an important period to preserve, because it offers a wide range of subjects to research. The Great Depression happened, which deeply affected the local population. Also in 1939, the 3rd most deadly earthquake in history, happened in the area. It was a decade of changes, including the women's suffrage movement. The archive is poorly stored, has no proper inventory, has never been scanned and is in the process of active decay. Swift action is required to preserve it and make its contents available to a national and international audience.