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Newspaper The Daily Alaska Empire (Juneau, Alaska) 1926-1964

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About The Daily Alaska Empire (Juneau, Alaska) 1926-1964

Still published today as the Juneau Empire, the Alaska Daily Empire published its first issue on November 2, 1912. Major John Franklin Alexander (J.F.A.) Strong owned the Empire, among several prominent newspapers, prior to his term as territorial governor of Alaska. Strong’s tenure as editor lasted until May 24, 1913, before John W. Troy took over as late as 1925.

The Empire‘s editorial style and political affiliation clashed with its socialist rivals at the Alaska Sunday Morning Post; the paper sought to unseat “Bull Moose” Republican James Wickersham from the congressional delegation by any means possible. To monopolize news coverage for the Southeast Alaska area, the Empire subscribed to both the morning and evening Associated Press wire coverage, which started during Strong’s leadership. When asked by the Associated Press to bequeath morning wire coverage to the new Alaska Daily Capital, a rival paper launched March 5, 1920, by editor Charlie Herron, Strong refused.

The paper then became the Daily Alaska Empire, which ran from December 8, 1926, until July 21, 1964. The paper called itself the Juneau Alaska Empire from July 22, 1964, through July 8, 1968, before switching to the Southeast Alaska Empire until February 8, 1980. The paper then changed its name to the Juneau Empire, as it remains today.

Provided By: Alaska State Library Historical Collections

About this Newspaper


  • The Daily Alaska Empire (Juneau, Alaska) 1926-1964

Dates of Publication

  • 1926-1964

Created / Published

  • Juneau, Alaska : Empire Print. Co., 1926-1964.


  • -  Juneau (Alaska)--Newspapers
  • -  Alaska--Juneau
  • -  United States--Alaska--Juneau--Juneau


  • Newspapers


  • -  Daily (except Saturday)
  • -  Vol. 29, no. 4346 (Dec. 8, 1926)-v. 99, no. 219 (July 21, 1964).
  • -  Supplements accompany some numbers.
  • -  Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • -  J bird was issued with the Daily Alaska empire from <1932-May 16, 1936>, with separate enumeration. It then resumed publishing on its own September 25, 1936.
  • -  Juneau Alaska empire (DLC)sn 83045498 (OCoLC)9518440


  • 71 volumes

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn83045499

OCLC Number

  • 9518436

ISSN Number

  • 2771-2648

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Chicago citation style:

The Daily Alaska Empire Juneau, Alaska -1964. (Juneau, AK), Jan. 1 1926.

APA citation style:

(1926, January 1) The Daily Alaska Empire Juneau, Alaska -1964. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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The Daily Alaska Empire Juneau, Alaska -1964. (Juneau, AK) 1 Jan. 1926. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,