Heritage Microfilm to Digitize and Preserve Porterville Recorder's Archives

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Historical content from the Porterville Recorder will now be available in microfilm and digital formats.

The historic archives of The Porterville Recorder, a Freedom Communications newspaper in Porterville, California, will soon be accessible on microfilm, as well as in a searchable online database, through Heritage Microfilm. The newspaper, which was first published on May 21, 1908, contains a wealth of historical and genealogical information from Southern California.

"We're excited to welcome another Freedom Communications newspaper to the Heritage Microfilm family," said Stephen Carr, Account Manager at Heritage Microfilm. "The Porterville Recorder is the first Freedom paper to request a digital archive, and we look forward to preserving this rich 20th century history, as well as making it more easily accessible to the public."

The first-ever publisher of The Porterville Recorder was Percy F. Adelsback. Ever since he introduced the newspaper in 1908, it has been an indispensable source of news and information. By digitizing the back files, libraries, historical societies, schools and individual researchers in California and throughout the world will soon have the ability to easily access and search though this valuable historical content.

Institutions interested in purchasing the web-based digital formats or microfilm of The Porterville Recorder should contact Stephen Carr, Account Manager with Heritage Microfilm, at 888-870-0484 ext. 40. Once the newspaper's entire back file has been digitized, individual researchers will also have the option of accessing the content with a subscription to The Porterville Recorder's archives or NewspaperARCHIVE.com.

Freedom Communications, headquartered in Irvine, California, has owned The Porterville Recorder since 1974. Heritage Microfilm, an archival microfilm and digitization company that owns NewspaperARCHIVE.com, is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


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