Dover Public Library now offers vintage Foster's content online

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The former Foster's offices in downtown Dover. (Courtesy photo)

DOVER - The Dover Public Library announced on Friday that digitalization of Foster's Daily Democrat from 1873 to 1874, and 1895 to 1926, is now complete and available online.

The project was funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. These newspapers are an invaluable source of historical information for the Seacoast of New Hampshire that were previously only accessible on microfilm at the Dover Public library.

Now this resource can be accessed from any web browser, offering unparalleled public access to New Hampshire and Dover area history and heritage. Researchers can browse, search, view, clip and share articles, headlines, pages, and stories recorded in the pages of the Foster's Daily Democrat. Just type a search and hit "enter" or browse to a specific year, month, day or page in any publications contained in the Digital Archive. These early editions of the Foster's Daily Democrat join the digitized versions of the Dover City Directories and Dover High School Yearbook already included in the Digital Archive found at

This project fulfills two of the Dover Public Library's major goals; to function as a community repository, preserving, and making accessible, an extensive collection of historical materials about Dover, the seacoast region, and New Hampshire; and to provide access to digital, electronic, and streamed content via our website and through outreach on popular, customer-focused social software platforms.

For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 516-6050.

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