How Do You Read the Archives From the Gary, Ind., Post-Tribune?


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To read the archives from the Gary, Indiana Post Tribune, search for stories using an online archival website such as High Beam Research or search for old stories on the Post Tribune's website. You may also search the full archives on microfilm at Indiana University Bloomington.

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In the East Tower of the Herman B. Wells Library at Indiana University, there are microfilm archives of the Post Tribune dating from March 2, 1964, to Dec. 31, 1996. The library also houses archives of the paper's previous manifestation, The Gary Post Tribune, dating from Aug. 26, 1922, to Dec. 31, 1931, and Jan. 3, 1950, to March 1, 1964. It also hosts 1921 to 1922 microfilm archives from the Gary Evening Post and Daily Tribune.

As of 2015, the Post Tribune is owned and published by Tribune Media, the owner of the Chicago Tribune. The Post Tribune is a daily paper focused on local news and events in the northwest region of Indiana, including the towns of Gary and Merrillville.

The paper was originally published in 1907 under the name of "The Gary Weekly." Its main audience was families in the area who worked in the steel industry along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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