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Cape Coral Breeze archives available online

By Staff | Sep 10, 2021

All of the editions of the Cape Coral Breeze from January 2009 through today are now available on-line as full-paper PDFs, thanks to a partnership with the University of Florida.

The Breeze has spent the last year providing its newspaper documents to the university, which has made the copies available as part of its Florida Digital Newspaper Library, which includes historical archives of papers from throughout the state at https://ufdc.ufl.edu/fdnl1 .


“The Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL) exists to provide access to the news and history of Florida Newspapers are a state treasure, the historian’s and genealogist’s best friend, and the community’s collective memory. In the world of newspapers, today’s news is already history, from the moment the stories are printed,” the university library’s website states.

“The FDNL built upon a collection and preservation effort begun in 1944 for acquisition of at least one newspaper from each of Florida’s 67 counties on an ongoing basis. The library began to produce in-house microfilm copies of its Florida newspapers in 1947 and continued through 2005. Microfilming efforts ceased when large scale digitization efforts became possible and born digital becoming the standard for current publications.”

“We are pleased to be part of this collection,” said Valarie Harring, executive editor for the Breeze Newspapers. “We thank the University of Florida for its efforts and invite readers to visit the university library site for a look at the news in our city’s recent past.”

Back copies of The Breeze are available free at https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00078720/00008/allvolumes .