museum's newspaper archives
The museum’s newspaper archive contains original newspapers dating from the mid-1890s to the present day. The early newspapers are fragile. Microfilm, or in some cases, photocopies of the originals, are made available to researchers. The archive also houses microfilm of some early newspapers for which we do not have original copies.
The East Bonner County Library District also offers several local newspapers in digital format, dating back to 1940, including the Bonner County Daily Bee, the Sandpoint Daily Bee, the Sandpoint News-Bulletin, and the Lewis County Herald.
Below is a partial inventory of newspapers in the Museum’s collection. (Please note that this is not a complete inventory. Links to indexes are being added on a regular basis.)
A brief history of Sandpoint newspapers by Gary Pietsch.
The Clark’s Fork Times 1911-1915
The River Journal, 1993-present
Hope Prospector 1891-1892
Hope Examiner 1893-1897
Hope Herald 1913-1914www.bonnercountyhistory.org/uploads/1/2/0/5/120534790/sandpoint_newspapers.pdf