Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Edna Griffin and the Bystander

The Des Moines Public Library owns copies of The Bystander, (sometimes Iowa Bystander) Central Iowa's African-American newspaper. Over the past few years publication has been off and on, but we have a solid run from 1894 to a few years ago, with some gaps. Our newspaper index picks up a grab bag of years before 1986, and here's what turned up when I did a search for Edna Griffin and looked at the information on the oldest article listed:

Publication: Bystander
Date: 1951 5 17
Title: Young Mother Has Many Interests
Subjects: Griffin, Edna
Page: 05
Column: 2

You just never know what you'll find. If you'd like to read this articles and others, microfilm of old newspapers are at the Central Library, 1000 Grand. Come on down!

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