More Newspapers- Ala’ Khan

November 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

I can’t believe the semester if almost over!

Unfortunately I was unable to make the appointment I had with Jason Miller of The College of Environmental Design Visual Resources Center (CED VRC)—its been hectic with end of the term papers, but I will definitely use him as a resource in the future.  I did some more online newspaper research this week.  The week we did microfilms I focused on learning how to use the machines and looked at the Santa Barbara News Press.  Since my research is covering how Santa Barbara portrays itself as a “white” tourist city I thought it would be a good idea to look at coverage of the Santa Barbara Fiesta in other cities’ newspapers.  I found quite a few interesting articles by using ProQuest: Historical Newspapers.  I searched keyword “Santa Barbara and Fiesta” and found articles covering or announcing the festivities in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune primarily from the 1930’s to 1960’s.  One of the most interesting articles was: Cass, Judith. “Chicagoans in Santa Barbara for Gay Fiesta.” Chicago Daily Tribune, August 12, 1938. Accessed November 11, 2012.  The article highlighted some of the fiesta events and mentioned specific elite Chicagoans who were attending.  This is a great primary for me because the language used to describe the fiesta is very nostalgic and demonstrates that it was a tourist attraction and what type of people attended.

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