DEAR READER: In digital age, snapshots of a day in news still available

Friday, May 25, 2012 | 5:35 p.m. CDT

Generations of Columbians have collected newspapers. The pages might reflect moments of wide public interest — the first human to step foot on the moon, the attacks on Washington, D.C., and New York on 9/11 — or deep personal benchmarks — the birth of a child or the death of a friend.