We need Newspapers
There aren't as many German-language newspapers available online as I would like. Those that have been digitized are either not in the correct time period or don't have text-searching capability. It's quite disappointing, particularly in comparison with sites such as Trove and Gallica. Pull your socks up, German libraries!
Here are some newspapers it would be helpful to access--German-language papers published in the Free City. Many of them are quite short-lived, as you can see.
Free City newspapers
I'm starting with the low-hanging fruit as I build up the site. There's quite a bit of information freely available on the open web once you track it down; my goal is to get it all into one place. As I do so I'm developing a running list of documentation that's going to be trickier to lay my hands on, in terms of convenience and/or cost.
In particular, there's a great trove of information at the League of Nations archive in Geneva. Their catalog is here if you'd like to see for yourself. Their access policy allows registered users to view their LON files but prohibits photocopying. It makes sense, considering many of these papers are getting on in years. I'm surprised, though, that they haven't got a book scanner that could do the job without damaging the documents. It's worth looking into at a future date, as there's simply too much information kept there that isn't reflected in the Official Journal entries. The story of the Free City wouldn't be complete without it.
This is where I muse about the site and future developments.