Hardanger Arbeiderblad was started in 1919 as Hardanger Social-Demokrat. Its name was changed in 1923, the same year as a faction of the Labour Party left social democracy to form the Communist Party of Norway. It was published once a week, but from mid-1927 twice a week. It was closed after its last issue on 14 August 1940 due to the German occupation of Norway. It returned in 1946, as a common project for the Labour and Communist parties, but went defunct in 1949. In the general election the same year the Communist Party had dropped from 11 to 0 seats in Parliament.
The first editor was Edvard Jørstad. Among the later editors was Harald Slåttelid.
- List of historical newspapers
- Lorenz, Einhart (1983). Det er ingen sak å få partiet lite. NKP 1923–1931 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Pax. pp. 168–169. ISBN 82-530-1255-1.
- Rønning, Ole Martin (2004). "Norges Kommunistiske Partis presse". Arbeiderhistorie (in Norwegian). Oslo: Labour Movement Archive and Library: 98–99. ISSN 0801-7778.
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