American Historical Newspapers collection

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American Historical Newspapers collection

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Special Collections and Archives

American Historical Newspapers collection

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: American Historical Newspapers collection
Inclusive Date(s): 1797-1913
Bulk Date(s): 1847-1901
Author: Finding aid prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, December 2019
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Cara Gilgenbach using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2019
Origination: Kent State University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and Archives
Extent: 3 cubic feet (oversized folders)
Physical Location: 11th floor (map case)
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0206
Abstract: This collection contains historical American newspapers compiled by Kent State University Special Collections and Archives from a variety of sources and donations. Most materials date from the nineteenth century.
Language(s): The records are in English


Scope and Content

This collection contains a sampling of historical newspapers published in the United States of America, primarily dating from the nineteenth century. There are a large number of newspaper issues (or partial issues) that deal with the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, and William McKinley. There are also examples of abolitionist newspapers in the collection, as well as some newspaper issues covering the U.S. Civil War and the 1889 Johnstown (PA) Flood.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials in this collection are organized geographically by state of origin, then alphabetically by title, and then by date within each title.

Related Material

Kent State University Special Collections and Archives holds other historical newspapers and clippings from newspapers throughout its collections. The department also holds additional material relating to abolitionism and the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, and William McKinley. For assistance in locating related materials, please contact Special Collections and Archives.

Restrictions on Access

Many of the newspapers in this collection are very fragile and require extreme care in viewing. Photocopying and scanning are not permitted for many of these items. Please consult with Special Collections and Archives staff for more information.

Preferred Citation

American Historical Newspapers collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

This collection has been compiled by Special Collections and Archives from a number of acquisitions and donations, many of which lacked specific acquisition and provenance documentation. Some of the materials in this collection are believed to have been donated by Thomas A. Cox of Kent, Ohio. Many of the papers in this collection were donated by Roy Pierce of Kent, Ohio, in 1991.

Accruals

Historical newspapers not associated with established archival collections held by Kent State University Special Collections and Archives will be added to this collection as they are acquired.

Controlled-access headings
The following are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination
McKinley, William, 1843-1901 -- Assassination
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Floods -- Pennsylvania -- Johnstown (Cambria County)
Functions:
Newspaper publishing
Places:
United States
Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.)
Material Types:
Newspapers



Detailed Description of the Collection

Colorado, 1884
Folder 41
The Little Presbyterian (Del Norte), February, 1884
Scope and Content
Number 14

Connecticut, 1871-1880
Folder 32
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), November 11, 1871
Folder 33
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), January 31, 1874
Folder 34
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), November 22, 1879
Folder 35
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), November 29, 1879
Folder 36
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), December 6, 1879
Folder 37
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), December 13, 1879
Folder 38
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), December 27, 1879
Folder 39
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), January 3, 1880
Folder 40
Columbia Weekly Register (New Haven), January 10, 1880

Massachusetts, 1799-1885
Folder 42
The American Cultivator (Boston), June 27, 1885
Folder 43
Boston Daily Globe (Boston), September 27, 1881
Scope and Content
Garfield Memorial Number
Folder 44
Columbian Centinel (Boston), December 25, 1802
Scope and Content
Whole Number 1,958
Folder 45
The Liberator (Boston), undated
Scope and Content
Extra issue, undated, but after May 1, 1840. Reports on several meetings of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society.
Folder 46
The Liberator (Boston), June 26, 1857
Scope and Content
Whole Number 1,381
Folder 47
The Liberator (Boston), July 3, 1857
Scope and Content
Whole Number 1,382
Folder 48
The Liberator (Boston), August 4, 1865
Scope and Content
Whole Number 1,800
Folder 49
The Salem Gazette (Salem), December 10, 1799
Scope and Content
Number 869

Michigan, 1865
Folder 50
Grand Rapids Daily Eagle (Grand Rapids), April 15, 1865
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the Lincoln assassination.

New York, 1797-1913
Folder 51
Commercial Advertiser (New York City), October 2, 1797
Physical Description: This is possibly a facsimile edition.
Folder 52
The Evening Sun (New York City), September 14, 1901
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the McKinley assassination.
Folder 53
The Evening Sun (New York City), September 18, 1901
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the McKinley assassination.
Folder 54
Evening Telegram (New York City), September 18, 1901
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the McKinley assassination.
Folder 55
The New-York Evangelist (New York City), August 11, 1881
Scope and Content
Whole Number 2,681
Folder 56
The New-York Evangelist (New York City), September 22, 1881
Scope and Content
Whole Number 2,687; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 57
The New-York Evangelist (New York City), September 29, 1881
Scope and Content
Whole Number 2,688; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 58
New York Evening Journal (New York City), September 10, 1901
Scope and Content
Partial issue; Includes coverage of McKinley assassination.
Folder 59
The New York Herald (New York City), April 15, 1861
Scope and Content
Whole Number 8,984; Includes coverage of commencing of the Civil War.
Folder 60
The New York Herald (New York City), September 20, 1881
Scope and Content
Partial issue; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 61
The New York Herald (New York City), September 21, 1881
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 62
The New York Herald (New York City), September 22, 1881
Scope and Content
Partial issue; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 63
The New York Herald (New York City), September 23, 1881
Scope and Content
Partial issue; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 64
The New York Times (New York City), September 13, 1901
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the McKinley assassination.
Folder 65
The New York Times (New York City), September 18, 1901
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the McKinley assassination.
Folder 66
New-York Tribune (New York City), February 11, 1874
Folder 67
New-York Tribune (New York City), April 1, 1913
Scope and Content
Partial issue
Folder 68
The Revolution (New York City), December 2, 1869
Scope and Content
Whole Number 100
This newspaper was established, edited, and managed by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Folder 69
The World (New York City), June 3, 1886
Scope and Content
New Jersey edition

Ohio, 1848-1889
Folder 1
The Cleveland Herald (Cleveland), September 22, 1881
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 2
The Cleveland Herald (Cleveland), September 25, 1881
Scope and Content
Garfield Memorial Edition.
Folder 3
The Cleveland Leader (Cleveland), June 9, 1875
Folder 4
The Cleveland Leader (Cleveland), September 25, 1881
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 5
Cleveland Morning Leader (Cleveland), April 28, 1865
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of Lincoln assassination.
Folder 6
Cleveland Weekly Plain Dealer (Cleveland), February 14, 1878
Folder 7
Cleveland Weekly Plain Dealer (Cleveland), April 11, 1878
Folder 8
Cleveland Weekly Plain Dealer (Cleveland), April 25, 1878
Folder 9
The Daily Cleveland Herald (Cleveland), April 28, 1865
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the Lincoln assassination.
Folder 10
The Democratic Press (Ravenna), November 16, 1871
Scope and Content
Whole Number 168
Folder 11
The Democratic Press (Ravenna), November 30, 1871
Scope and Content
Whole Number 170
Folder 12
The Democratic Press (Ravenna), December 13, 1877
Scope and Content
Whole Number 485
Folder 13
The Democratic Press (Ravenna), February 28, 1878
Scope and Content
Whole Number 496
Folder 14
The Evening Herald (Cleveland), March 29, 1884
Folder 15
The Portage County Democrat (Ravenna), December 3, 1862
Scope and Content
Whole Number 453
Folder 16
The Portage County Whig (Ravenna), December 6, 1848
Scope and Content
Number 15
Folder 17
Portage Sentinel (Ravenna), August 13, 1849
Scope and Content
Whole Number 219
Folder 18
The Press (Cleveland), June 3, 1889
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the Johnstown (PA) Flood.
Folder 19
The Press (Cleveland), June 4, 1889
Scope and Content
Includes coverage of the Johnstown (PA) Flood.
Folder 20
The Weekly Portage Sentinel (Ravenna), February 14, 1856
Scope and Content
Whole Number 554
Folder 21
Youngstown Daily Register (Youngstown), September 20, 1881
Scope and Content
Morning edition; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 22
Youngstown Daily Register (Youngstown), September 20, 1881
Scope and Content
Evening edition; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 23
Youngstown Daily Register (Youngstown), September 26, 1881
Scope and Content
Evening edition; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.
Folder 24
The Youngstown Evening News (Youngstown), September 20, 1881
Scope and Content
Two copies; Includes coverage of the Garfield assassination.

Pennsylvania, 1847-1897
Folder 25
American Courier (Philadelphia), December 2, 1848
Scope and Content
Whole Number 923
Folder 26
Media Ledger (Media), February 11, 1897
Folder 27
Saturday Courier (Philadelphia), November 27, 1847
Scope and Content
Whole Number 870
Folder 28
Saturday Courier (Philadelphia), December 4, 1847
Scope and Content
Whole Number 871
Folder 29
Saturday Courier (Philadelphia), December 11, 1847
Scope and Content
Whole Number 872
Folder 30
Saturday Courier (Philadelphia), December 18, 1847
Scope and Content
Whole Number 873
Folder 31
Saturday Courier (Philadelphia), December 25, 1847
Scope and Content
Whole Number 874