Labor Newspapers & Galveston Isle Magazine to be Digitized

 Labor Newspapers & Galveston Isle Magazine to be Digitized

The Galveston and Texas History Center is excited to announce the upcoming digitization of Galveston Isle magazine and local labor newspapers! These collections will be digitized at the University of North Texas Libraries and made freely available for access on the Portal to Texas History.

Galveston Isle magazine (1947-1951) was published by Sam Maceo and covers Galveston entertainment, including the famed Balinese Room. It also published highlights on UTMB research and occasional Galveston history articles.

The labor newspapers reported labor and local news, a popular topic for researchers of organized labor and the Port of Galveston. Titles to be digitized include:

  • Galveston Journal (1901-1908)
  • Galveston Labor Journal (1908-1909)
  • Galveston Labor Herald (1912-1913)
  • Galveston Labor Dispatch (1913-1914)
  • Labor Dispatch (1914-1918)
  • Labor Federationist (1918)
  • Union Review (1919-1950)

Another local newspaper, The Daily Print, provided daily listings of vessels in and out of the Port. Selected issues from 1882-1883 will be digitized.

Galveston Isle and the labor newspapers will join a long list of the library's historical resources that are now accessible in the Portal, including early Galveston city directories, the Kempner Papers, the Galveston Tribune newspaper, and other local newspapers.

This project is expected to be completed by October 2021. In the meantime, issues will be uploaded as they are digitized so be sure the check the Portal often.

Contact Lauren Martino Henry, Special Collections Manager, for more information.

2021-03-24 LMH