Reasons for consideration:
Some digitized issues of this title are available, but only through subscription. It would be valuable for scholars in North America, Europe, and elsewhere who are interested in events of that time in Switzerland to have access to this title.
The leading national paper, it maintained a relatively neutral position in its coverage of the first world war. In 1979 it was jointly awarded, together with Die Zeit, the Erasmus prize for outstanding contribution to European culture "because for two centuries its independent stance and high standard of journalism have made it a shining beacon in the formation of public opinion in Europe".