Welcome to the online archive of The Hyde Park Herald, a searchable history of the Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Hyde Park is the home of the University of Chicago and of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.

This archive includes every known copy of The Hyde Park Herald from 1882 until 2008. We will digitize new additions on a yearly basis. There are missing past years of the publication and the Herald would be pleased to hear from anyone who may have copies for those missing years. Clicking on the “Search by date” button will show the missing issues.

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The Hyde Park Herald has been published by Bruce Sagan since 1953. Sagan's career in journalism began in 1951 when, at 22 years of age, he became a copyboy for the Hearst's International News Service. He soon moved on to the City News Bureau and, in 1953, accepted a request by business and community leaders to take on the challenge of publishing the Hyde Park Herald which was going out of business the week he purchased it.

Sagan would go on to publish newspapers in four states including the Southtown Economist in Chicago, which became the Daily Southtown in 1978 when Sagan converted the twice-weekly paper to a regional daily on the heels of the Chicago Daily News' demise.

Digitizing of the Herald back files was done by Sagan’s family as a gift to him on his 80th birthday.