The Historic Documents Committee of Brookfield is pleased to announce historic research of our local newspapers, The Spencer Sun, Weekly Times and Spencer Leader has just been made a whole lot easier with modern technology! The Merrick Public Library’s collection of microfilm from 1872 to 1953 has been converted to PDF files and are Optical Character Recognition (OCR) complete. Researchers may now click on FIND and enter name, place, town, etc. and a search will highlight what is found for those search terms in the currently open file. The user then has the option of copy and pasting into a word document.
This resource is also available in person at the Merrick Public Library, along with the option to search all the files at once.
Use your browser/PDF controls to search, zoom, save, print, etc. Each file holds 100 Newspaper pages and despite compressing to 1/4 of their original size, the access time can be a minute or more long, so please be patient.
The file will open on a new page, please use your browser back button, or close the page to return to this menu.