Daily Aztec

When the planes hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, U.S. newspapers had already printed and distributed their morning copies. Some newspapers included the headlines in their evening edition, but those with a single daily printing, like The Daily Aztec, carried the tragic news in the following day’s paper.

It’s interesting to take a look back and see how The Daily Aztec covered momentous events, such as 9/11 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.newspaper2 In years past, copies of The Daily Aztec were bound in large, heavy volumes, which made it cumbersome to search for your item of interest. Now, the library has The Daily Aztec online…in all its incarnations (it was previously called The Aztec, Normal News Weekly, and The Paper Lantern). The issues date from now back to November 26, 1913, when it was called Normal News Weekly.

SDSU Student Newspapers” are one of the many digital collections featured on Special Collections and University Archives’ Website. The online newspapers are in PDF format, which means you won’t have ink rub off on your fingers!