1. USHMM Event to Research
We are going to work on the Child Refugee Bill Fails in Senate event: Senator Robert Wagner withdrew support for his own bill after opponents amended it to maintain the existing immigration quota (February–July 1939).
3. Find Newspaper Articles
We are going to research those Arizona newspapers that were digitized and made available online (see the box on the right).
Keywords to search: Wagner-Rogers, refugee, quota, immigration, German, Germany, Jews, Jewish, Senate, Robert Wagner, Edith Rogers, alien, children
Dates to search
Once your search produces results, click on the title of an article to view it. If this article seems relevant to the History Unfolded project, download the article (look for the page icon with a downward arrow or the “Download PDF” button, on the right upper side).
Save the article to your desktop. Please save the file with the newspaper title [space] date [space] article title (e.g., “Chicago Defender 5-23-36 For or Against Nazism.”) Leave the ASU Library tab open and return to the History Unfolded tab to complete the final step.
What does Author/Byline mean? The byline gives the name of the author of the article. When completing this field, you should be considering the following:
If there is a named author, you will usually find it directly below the article headline and sub-headline. For instance, in this Christian Scientist Monitor example below, Mary Hornaday wrote the article.
4. Upload Article(s) to History Unfolded Project
Most of the newspapers published in Arizona during the 1930s and 1940s are not available online, including major publications such as Arizona Republic.
The following digitized newspapers are the only ones available online at this point (listed the US Holocaust Museum page):
Additional historic newspapers, including the Arizona Republic, are available on microfilm at ASU Library and the Arizona State Library. Researching microfilms must be done on site, with the aid of special readers.
Good News! University of Arizona to digitize more Arizona newspapers thanks to a $279,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant. See announcement.