The newspapers that tell the stories of those serving in the armed forces

The Wisconsin State Journal had a couple of stories about the Wisconsin Historical Society’s collection of small military newspapers. “On military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, newspapers that are much like small-town weeklies back home are telling those stories. Pages are devoted to basketball games, foosball and horseshoe tournaments, and know-your-neighbor features. But they also reflect the harrowing reality of daily life in the places where nothing is certain, or safe.” Because it’s the only library collecting these newspapers, the library has received a $50,000 grant to put the papers on microfilm and to digitize them. [Wisconsin State Journal] [Related story]