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History of the South Newspaper Collection, 1816-1941, undated

Manuscript Collection #975

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: History of the South Newspaper Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 8.58 Cubic feet, 10 containers, 654 items .

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

November 13, 2003, (unprocessed) 654 items, 8.58 cubic feet; Collection (1816-1941, undated) including 964 issues of 86 whole or partial newspapers published in 35 cities, mainly in the Southern United States, or about the South, especially during the Civil War. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Anonymous

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

History of the South Newspaper Collection (#975), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Anonymous gift

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, March 20, 2008


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#0975.1
    • Folder a#0975.1.a
      Ala. Beacon [Alabama Beacon], Greensboro, Alabama, Friday, October 14, 1864, Old series Vol. 25 No. 26 / New series Vol. 8 No. 40 [and] Friday, December 30, 1864, Old series Vol. 25 No. 38 / New series Vol. 8 No. 40
    • Folder b#0975.1.b
      The American Messenger, August 1868, Vol. 26 No. 8, December 1868, Vol. 26 No. 12, Published monthly by the American Tract Society in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Chicago [Christian newspaper]
    • Folder c#0975.1.c
      The Central Journal, Lafayette, Marshall Co., Iowa, Wednesday, May 28, 1856, Vol. 1 No. 25 - Wednesday, September 3, 1856, Vol. 1 No. 39
  • Box 2#0975.2
    • Folder a#0975.2.a
      The Charleston Mercury Tri-Weekly , Charleston, South Carolina, Tuesday, September 24, 1861, Vol. LXXIX No. 11,262 - Thursday, December 19, 1861, Vol. LXXIX No. 11,329
    • Folder b#0975.2.b
      The Charleston Tri-Weekly Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, Tuesday, October 22, 1861 - [Saturday], December 28, 1861
    • Folder c#0975.2.c
      The Congressional Globe, [no state given] [Wednesday], June 6, 1860 - [Thursday], June 28, 1860
    • Folder d#0975.2.d
      The Daily Richmond Enquire, [no state given] Wednesday, July 17, 1861 Vol. XXXIV - Saturday, August 20, 1864 Vol. XXXVII No. 73
  • Box 3#0975.3
    • Folder a#0975.3.a
      The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, Wednesday, January 6, 1858 Vol. XXI No. 293, Saturday, January 8, 1859 Vol XXII No. 299, Thursday, December 17, 1863 Vol XXVII No. 277, Sunday, November 25, 1906 Vol. LXX No. 305
    • Folder b#0975.3.b
      The Daily Richmond Examiner, Virginia, Tuesday, December 23, 1862 Vol. XVI No. 249 - Thursday, November 10, 1864 [no volume and number given]
    • Folder c#0975.3.c
      Harper's Bazar, New York, Saturday, March 21, 1868 Vol.1 No. 21 and Saturday, October 22, 1870 Vol. III No. 43
    • Folder d#0975.3.d
      The Methodist Protestant, Baltimore, Saturday, March 11, 1854 Vol. XX No. 35 and Saturday, May 27, 1854 Vol. XX No. 46
    • Folder e#0975.3.e
      The Moody Courier, Texas, Saturday, March 21, 1896 Vol. 6 No. 28 - Saturday, August 15, 1896 Vol. 6 No. 49
    • Folder f#0975.3.f
      The Nation, New York, Thursday, April 18, 1872 Vol. XIV No. 355 - Thursday, April 24, 1879 Vol. XXVIII No. 721
  • Box 4#0975.4
    • Folder a#0975.4.a
      The National Era, Washington, Thursday, January 6, 1848 Vol. II No. 53 - Thursday, December 28, 1848 Vol. II No. 104
    • Folder b#0975.4.b
      National Journal, Washington D.C., Saturday, February 18, 1826 Vol. III No. 320 - Tuesday, December 26, 1826 Vol. IV No. 565
    • Folder c#0975.4.c
      National Police Gazette, New York, [Saturday], April 6, 1867 Vol. XXII No. 1127 and [Saturday], January 4, 1868 Vol XXIII No. 1166
    • Folder d#0975.4.d
      The New York Herald Second Edition, Saturday, February 26, 1853 [no volume given] No. 7321 - Wednesday, March 4, 1868 [no volume given] No. 11,509, Friday, September 1, 1882 [no volume given] No. 16,811
    • Folder e#0975.4.e
      The New York Times, [various dates (1816 - 1941), miscellaneous issues (22 pages), reference copy (19 pages) containing front page covers]
    • Folder f#0975.4.f
      The New York Tribune, Saturday, May 27, 1854 Vol. XIV No. 4,090 - Tuesday, March 10, 1868 Vol. XXVII No. 8,398
  • Box 5#0975.5
    • Folder a#0975.5.a
      Norfolk Journal, Virginia, Tuesday, February 11, 1868 Vol. III No. 56 and Monday, March 16, 1868 Vol. III No. 85
    • Folder b#0975.5.b
      Richmond Enquirer, Richmond, Virginia, Tuesday, June 10, 1823 Vol. XX No. 10 - Thursday, September 24, 1868 (new series) Vol. II No. 39
    • Folder c#0975.5.c
      The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, Wednesday, February 4, 1857 Vol. XL No. 69 - Wednesday, October 2, 1861 Vol. XLIX No. 115
    • Folder d#0975.5.d
      The Times Democrat, New Orleans, Sunday, December 20, 1908 part third - Sunday, January 15, 1911 [no volume or number given]
  • Box 6#0975.6
    • Folder a#0975.6.a
      Weekly Journal of Commerce, New York, Thursday, June 13, 1867 Vol. LXIV No. 737 New Series - Thursday, January 12, 1882 Vol. XXXXII [sic] No. 1,496 New Series
    • Folder b#0975.6.b
      The Washington Union, Washington City, Thursday, November 11, 1858 Vol. XIV No. 179 and Tuesday, February 1, 1859 Vol. XIV No. 245
    • Folder c#0975.6.c
      Weekly National Intelligence, Washington, Thursday, March 30, 1826 Vol. XXVII No. 3886 and Thursday, March 21, 1867 Vol. LXVII No. 3,454
  • Box 8#0975.8
    • Folder a#0975.8.a
      • The Centennial Advance, Fort Scott, Kansas 1876 [no volume or number given]  (item #v)
      • The Advocate, New York, Wednesday, November 28, 1877 Vol. 5 No. 48  (item #i)
      • Commercial Chronicle and Baltimore Advertiser, Thursday, August 3, [1826 ?] [no volume or number given]  (item #x)
      • Confederate Veteran, Nashville, Tennessee, January, 1898, Vol. II No. 1  (item #xi)
      • The Daily Globe, New York, Thursday, January 8, 1846, Vol. 1 No. 100  (item #xv)
      • The Atlanta Constitution, Georgia, Sunday, April 8, 1934 [no volume or number given]  (item #ii)
      • Banner of Liberty, New York City, [Saturday], May 18, 1867, Vol. 16, No. 38 (An independent weekly newspaper, adborating constitutional government, civil and religious freedom, and opposing puritanism and it political progeny.)  (item #iv)
      • Comfort (Eastern Number), Augusta, Maine, April, 1892, Vol. 4 No. 6  (item #ix)
      • Central Texan, Waco, Texas, Thursday, November 5, 1896, [no volume given] No. 37   (item #vi)
      • The Charlotte Observer, [North Carolina], Saturday, May 20, 1916 [no volume or number given; starts on page 9]  (item #vii)
      • Aurora and Mirror, Concord, New Hampshire, November, 1838, Vol. 2 No. 5  (item #iii)
      • Daily Reflector, Greenville, North Carolina, Saturday, November 13, 1920, Vol. 52 No. 134  (item #xvi)
      • The Daily Express, Petersburg, Virginia, Saturday, August 4, 1860, Vol. X No. 184  (item #xiv)
      • The Courier Dove, Baltimore, Maryland, [Wednesday], August 1, 1855, Vol. 10 No.8   (item #xii)
      • Daily Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, April 13, 1861 Vol. XIX No. 86 [photocopy of issue]  (item #xiii)
      • The Columbian Star, Washingon City, [Saturday], June 19, 1824 [no volume or number given]  (item #viii)
    • Folder b#0975.8.b
      • The Indianapolis Journal, Indianapolis, Tuesday, August 6, 1878 [volume and number are not given]  (item #v)
      • Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Thursday, November 22, 1883, Vol. XLVIII No. 52 [in white placement folder]  (item #i)
      • The Morning Star, Wilmington, North Carolina, Monday, January 17, 1916, [no volume or number given; scrap of paper containing one article]  (item #x)
      • The Forked Deer Blade, Jackson, Tennessee, Saturday, December 13, 1884, Vol. II No. 5  (item #ii)
      • Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization, New York, Saturday, July 25, 1868, Vol. XII No. 604  (item #iv)
      • Miss Rutherford's Scrap Book; The South's Greatest Vindication, October, 1924, Vol. II [bound book]  (item #ix)
      • The Intelligencer, The Petersburg Commercial Advertiser, [Virginia ?], Tuesday, July 6, 1819, Vol. XXXIII No. 54  (item #vi)
      • Journal of Health, The Nation's, Charleston, Illinois, [1875 ?], (established 1845), No. 182 Vol. XXIX   (item #vii)
      • The Great Republic, Washington, D.C., [Friday], July 26, 1867, Vol. I No. 47  (item #iii)
      • La Revue Francaise, A periodical published monthly (in the french language) [no other information is given]  (item #viii)
    • Folder c#0975.8.c
      • The Pitts Journal, Pitts, Georgia, Thursday, February 15, 1906, Vol. 1 No. 4  (item #v)
      • The New York Semi-Weekly Times, New York, Tuesday, March 31, 1868, [no volume or number given; heading cut off]  (item #i)
      • Viginian-Pilot, [Virginia], Thursday, August 15, 1907, [no volume or number given; starts on page 5]  (item #x)
      • Washington Chronicle, Washington, Saturday, June 29, 1867, Vol. IV No. 8  (item #xi)
      • Weekly Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, Tuesday, June 29, 1897, [no volume given] No. 2,411   (item #xv)
      • The New York Times Magazine, New York, [Sunday], September 3, 1916, [no volume or number given; starts at page 7]  (item #ii)
      • Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Friday, March 25, 1836, Vol. I No. 1  (item #iv)
      • The Tobacco Plant, Clarksville, Virginia, [1854 ?], Vol. II No. 5  (item #ix)
      • Poughkeepsie Eagle-News, [New York], Monday, April 16, 1917, Vol. 57 No. 17,505  (item #vi)
      • Practical Farmer (Our Spring Premium List), Philadelphia, [Sunday], February 24, 1894, Vol. 68 No. 8  (item #vii)
      • The Norfolk Landmark, Norfolk, Virginia, Thursday, October 18, 1877, Vol. V No. 3  (item #iii)
      • The Weekly Constitutionalist, Augusta, Georgia, Wednesday, July 8, 1863, Vol. 16 No. 24  (item #xiv)
      • Washington Dispatch Extra, [one-sided page; no other information provided]  (item #xii)
      • The Washington Post, [Washington, D.C.], Sunday, February 18, 1906, [no volume or number given; starts on page 7]  (item #xiii)
      • Richmond Weekly Price Current, [Richmond, Virginia], (Issued from the office of the "Enquirer") Wednesday, September 11, 1867, [no volume or number given]  (item #viii)
    • Folder d#0975.8.d
      Aggregate [bound book; consensus of States; no other information given]
  • Box 9#0975.9
    • Folder a#0975.9.a
      The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday, August 24, 1899, [Twentieth Century State Edition - Various issues; bound book] Vol. XLVI No. 142. Conservation Note: Box 9 cleaned, deacidified, repaired, encapsulated, 10/22/2003 - 5/12/2004.
  • Box 10#0975.10
    • Folder a#0975.10.a
      The New York Semi-Weekly Journal of Commerce, New York, Saturday, October 13, 1866, Vol. II No. 82 - Saturday, October 27, 1866, Vol. II No. 86
    • Folder b#0975.10.b
      Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser, Virginia, June 10, 1823, May 30, 1845, Vol. 22 No. 43 - September 1, 1864, [volume and number cannot be determined; sections of papers, not full issues]
    • Folder c#0975.10.c
      The Semi-Weekly Times, New York, Tuesday, April 30, 1867, Vol. XII No 1317 - Friday October 30, 1868, Vol XIV No. 1473
    • Folder d#0975.10.d
      The Sentinel, Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday, December 23, 1863, Vol. 1 No. 241- Thursday, September 1, 1864, [no volume or number given]
    • Folder e#0975.10.e
      • The Religious Herald, Richmond, Virginia, Thursday, March 20, 1862, Vol. 34 No. 45  (item #v)
      • Christian Observer, Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday, February 24, 1869, Vol. 48 No. 8  (item #i)
      • The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Sunday, September 3, 1916, [no volume and number given]  (item #x)
      • The Wharton Spectator, Wharton, Texas, Saturday, May 16, 1891, Vol. 2 No. 27   (item #xi)
      • Fincastle Democrat, Virginia, [Friday], May 29, 1835, Vol. 1 No. 28  (item #ii)
      • The Mississippian Jackson, [Mississippi] Wednesday, April 12, 1845, Vol. XIV No. 14   (item #iv)
      • Stratford-upon-Avon Herald and South Warwicshire Advertiser, [England], Friday, July 18, 1913, [no volume given] No. 2746  (item #ix)
      • The Semi-Weekly Union, Washington City, Saturday, August 7, 1858, Vol. XIV No. 33  (item #vi)
      • The Southern Opinion, Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, March 7, 1868, Vol. 1 No. 39  (item #vii)
      • Greensboro Daily News, North Carolina, Sunday, June 27, 1915, [no volume and number given]  (item #iii)
      • Woonsocket Patriot, and Rhode Island State Register, Woonsocket, [Rhode Island], Friday, April 28, 1865, Vol. 32 No. 35  (item #xii)
      • St. Joseph Herald, Missouri, September 29, 1879 [no volume and number given]  (item #viii)

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