LA CROSSE HISTORY
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THE LA CROSSE AREA'S HISTORY, DIGITIZED

Primary Sources as Graphics

Using Local Newspapers for Graphics


Archives staff have noticed certain NHD research topics appear each year. To help students collect graphics for their final projects, librarians in the Archives compiled newspaper headsheets that feature headlines from various events. Students conducting their research may print off and use these visual primary sources as they wish.

Find your topic listed below and click on it to view downloadable and printable local newspaper headlines to use as visuals in your NHD project.


Amelia Earhart May 21, 1932, page 1 May 21, 1932, page 6 July 3, 1937, page 1 July 3, 1937, page 6 July 5, 1937, page 1 July 5, 1937, page 6 June 14, 2015, page A1 June 14, 2015, page A6
Babe Ruth January 8, 1920, page 8
Challenger January 29, 1986, page 1 January 29, 1986, page 6 January 29, 1986, page 7 January 29, 1986, page 10
Chernobyl April 29, 1986, page 1 April 29, 1986, page 5 April 30, 1986, page 1 April 30, 1986, page 6
Civil Rights — Coretta Scott King February 5, 2006, page A6
Civil Rights — Little Rock Nine September 4, 1957, page 1 September 4, 1957, page 4 September 9, 1957, page 1 September 9, 1957, page 2 September 25, 1957, page 1 September 25, 1957, page 2
Civil Rights — Malcolm X February 22, 1965, page 1 February 22, 1965, page 2
Civil Rights — March on Washington, 1963 August 28, 1963, page 1 August 28, 1963, page 5 August 29, 1963, page 1 August 29, 1963, page 2
Civil Rights — Martin Luther King Jr. April 5, 1968, page 1 April 5, 1968, page 2 August 29, 1963, page 1 August 29, 1963, page 2
Civil Rights — Rosa Parks October 25, 2005, page 1 October 25, 2005, page 3
Civil War — Gettysburg July 22, 1863, page 1
Cold War — Bay of Pigs April 15, 1961, page 1 April 15, 1961, page 2 April 16, 1961, page 1 April 16, 1961, page 2 April 17, 1961, page 1 April 17, 1961, page 2 April 18, 1961, page 1 April 18, 1961, page 2 April 19, 1961, page 1 April 19, 1961, page 2 April 20, 1961, page 1 April 20, 1961, page 2
Cold War — Berlin Airlift June 27, 1948, page 1 May 12, 1949, page 1 May 12, 1949, page 2
Cold War — Berlin Wall August 14, 1961, page 1 August 14, 1961, page 2 June 26, 1963, page 1 June 26, 1963, page 2 November 10, 1989, page A-1 November 10, 1989, page A-12
Cold War — Cuban Missile Crisis October 24, 1962, page 1 October 24, 1962, page 5 October 25, 1962, page 1 October 25, 1962, page 2 October 27, 1962, page 1 October 29, 1962, page 1 October 29, 1962, page 2 November 2, 1962, page 1 November 2, 1962, page 2
Cold War — NATO April 4, 1949, page 1
Earth Day April 22, 1970, page 1 April 22, 1970, page 2
Elvis Presley May 18, 1956, page 4 May 23, 1956, page 4 May 26, 1956, page 8 May 27, 1956, page 6 June 1, 1956, page 4 June 8, 1956, page 9 January 14, 1977, page 2 August 17, 1977, page 1
Franklin D. Roosevelt November 9, 1932, page 1 November 9, 1932, page 6 November 4, 1936, page 1 November 6, 1940, page 1 November 8, 1944, page 1 April 12, 1945, page 1 April 12, 1945, page 2 April 12, 1945, page 3
Gandhi January 30, 1948, page 1 January 30, 1948, page 2
Harvey Milk November 28, 1978, page 1 November 28, 1978, page 2
Iran Hostage Crisis November 5, 1979, page 1 November 5, 1979, page 2 January 20, 1981, page 1 January 20, 1981, page 2
Jackie Robinson April 17, 1947, page 14 October 25, 1972, page 32
Jessie Owens August 3, 1936, page 7 August 4, 1936, page 7 August 5, 1936, page 10 August 9, 1936, page 10 May 3, 1955, page 14 May 4, 1955, page 17
John Dillinger July 23, 1932, page 1 July 23, 1932, page 6 February 5, 1979, page 1
John F. Kennedy Assassination November 22, 1963, page 1 November 22, 1963, page 2
Liberace January 9, 1940, page 4 March 31, 1940, page 7 April 7, 1940, page 2April 14, 1940, page 5April 16, 1940, page 11April 17, 1940, page 16November 20, 1940, page 2November 26, 1940, page 14October 13, 1962, page 2October 16, 1962, page 9October 12, 1963, page 3 (insert)October 19, 1963, page 1 (insert)October 25, 1963, page 7March 4, 1972, page 22 September 20, 1984, page 19 October 7, 1984, page 11 February 5, 1987, page 1, part 1 February 5, 1987, page 8, part 2
Lincoln Assassination April 17, 1865, page 1 April 17, 1865, page 4
Milk Strike of 1933 February 23, 1933, page 1 February 23, 1933, page 6 May 13, 1933, page 1 May 13, 1933, page 6 May 19, 1933, page 1 May 19, 1933, page 6 October 23, 1933, page 1 October 23, 1933, page 6 November 1, 1933, page 1 November 1, 1933, page 6
Mississippi River Clamming June 17, 1901, page 1 June 17, 1901, page 3 April 25, 1904 July 4, 1976, page R-19
Missouri Compromise February 11, 1895, page 1 February 11, 1895, page 4
Mount St. Helens May 19, 1980, page 1May 19, 1980, page 2 May 20, 1980, page 2
Nelson Mandela June 12, 1964, page 5 February 11, 1990, page A-1 February 11, 1990, page A-5 April 28, 1994, page A-12 December 6, 2013, page A-1 December 6, 2013, page A-7
Our Lady of the Angels Fire December 2, 1958, page 1 December 2, 1958, page 2
Polio April 12, 1955, page 1 April 12, 1955, page 2 April 13, 1955, page 1 April 13, 1955, page 2 May 14, 1955, page 1 May 31, 1956, page 4 August 17, 1961, page 13 April 27, 1994, page 1 April 27, page 1994, page 2
Princess Diana August 21, 1997, page A-1 August 21, 1997, page A-10
Prohibition January 16, 1920, page 1 January 16, 1920, page 7 January 17, 1920, page 1 December 8, 1929, page 1 December 5, 1933, page 1 December 5, 1933, page 6 December 6, 1933, page 1 December 6, 1933, page 6
Ronald Reagan November 5, 1980, page 1 November 5, 1980, page 3 March 30, 1981, page 1 March 31, 1981, page 1 March 31, 1981, page 3 March 31, 1981, page 4 March 31, 1981, page 12 November 7, 1984, page 1 November 7, 1984, page 7 June 6, 2004, page A-1 June 6, 2004, page A-2
San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 April 18, 1906, page 1 April 19, 1906, page 1 (version 1) April 19, 1906, page 1 (version 2 April 20, 1906, page 1 April 21, 1906, page 1 April 23, 1906, page 1 April 23, 1906, page 2 April 24, 1906, page 1 April 24, 1906, page 2 April 25, 1906, page 1
Sitting Bull December 16, 1890, page 1 December 17, 1890, page 1 December 18, 1890, page 1
Space Race — Alan Shepard May 5, 1961, page 1 May 5, 1961, page 1
Space Race — Apollo I fire January 28, 1967, page 1January 28, 1967, page 8
Space Race — Apollo 11 July 16, 1969, page 1 July 16, 1969, page 2 July 21, 1969, page 1 July 21, 1969, page 3 July 21, 1969, page 4 July 25, 1969, page 1 July 25, 1969, page 2
Space Race — Apollo 13 April 14, 1970, page 1 April 14, 1970, page 2 April 16, 1970, page 1 April 16, 1970, page 2 April 17, 1970, page 1April 17, 1970, page 2
Space Race — Laika the Space Dog November 4, 1957, page 1 November 4, 1957, page 2
Space Race — Sputnik October 5, 1957, page 1 October 5, 1957, page 6
Space Race — Yuri Gargarin April 12, 1961, page 1 April 12, 1961, page 2
Spanish American War February 15, 1898, page 1 April 28, 1898, page 1 October 31, 1898, page 1
Teddy Roosevelt September 15, 1901, page 1 November 9, 1904, page 1 November 9, 1904, page 7 January 6, 1919, page 1 January 6, 1919, page 6
Titanic April 16, 1912, page 1 April 16, 1912, page 2 April 17, 1912, page 1 April 19, 1912, page 1 April 20, 1912, page 1
Title IX May 28, 1995, p D-1 May 28, 1995, p D-3
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire March 27, 1911, page 1
Ulysses Grant November 5, 1868, page 1 November 6, 1872, page 1 July 25, 1885, page 1
Vietnam War — General Vang Pao November 19, 1990, page A-6 September 21, 1997, page C-4 September 22, 1997, page A-1 September 22, 1997, page A-6 October 8, 1998, page C-1 October 11, 1998, page A-1 October 11, 1998, page A-6 December 10, 1999, page A-1 December 10, 1999, page A-8 August 29, 2008, page B-1
Vince Lombardi January 16, 1967, page 15 January 16, 1967, page 16 January 2, 1968, page 16 January 2, 1968, page 17 January 15, 1968, page 14 January 15, 1968, page 15 September 3, 1970, page 15 September 4, 1970, page 5
Walt Disney December 15, 1966, page 1 December 16, 1966, page 3
Watergate June 19, 1972, page 4 August 9, 1974, page 1 August 9, 1974, page 2
Wilma Rudolph September 3, 1960, page 4 September 4, 1960, page 13 September 6, 1960, page 12 September 9, 1960, page 7
Winston Churchill May 10, 1940, page 1 May 10, 1940, page 12 January 25, 1965, page 1 January 25, 1965, page 2
Women's Suffrage/19th Amendment January 15, 1912, page 1, part 1 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 3 March 3, 1913, page 1 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2 January 15, 1912, page 1, part 2
World War I DATE DATE
World War I — Christmas Truce DATE DATE
World War I — Jutland Naval Battle, 1916 DATE DATE
World War I — Versailles DATE DATE
World War II — Atomic Bomb/the Manhattan Project August 6, 1945, page 1August 8, 1945, page 1 August 8, 1945, page 2 August 9, 1945, page 1August 9, 1945, page 2 August 14, 1995, page A1August 14, 1995, page A6August 6, 2005, page A1August 6, 2005, page A10October 8, 2017, page C5
World War II — Battle of the Bulge DATE DATE
World War II — D-Day DATE DATE
World War II — Hindenburg DATE DATE
World War II — Hitler DATE DATE
World War II — Kristallnacht DATE DATE
World War II — Midway DATE DATE
World War II — Pearl Harbor DATE DATE
World War II — Tokyo/Doolittle Raid DATE DATE
World War II — Women in the Workforce DATE DATE
Wright Brothers DATE DATE






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Newspaper Headsheets



Atomic Bomb

La Crosse Tribune, August 6, 1945, page 1