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Guide to the California Newspaper Collection
MS-R070  
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Description
This intentionally accumulated collection of scattered issues of newspapers printed in California consists of approximately 100 Orange County titles and approximately 160 titles from other urban, rural, and remote locations, primarily in Southern California. Significant but chronologically limited coverage can be found for papers from Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego counties. The newspapers range from popular weeklies and dailies to more overtly political publications. Issues documented in these newspapers include the concerns of agricultural, seaport, mining, and industrial workers; Native Americans; political campaigns; artist communities; and the military. Coverage of the Antebellum and Civil War periods in American history is particularly strong in issues of the Daily Alta California. Also of interest is the relatively comprehensive coverage of the socialist weeklies Upton Sinclair's Epic News and Upton Sinclair's National Epic News from the 1930s, in addition to issues of Utopian News and Upton Sinclair's End Poverty. The collection also features scattered, rare issues of Spanish-language weeklies published in Orange County during the middle of the 20th century, such as Accion and Noticias (Fullerton), and El Anunciador Mexicano, Latin American, and El Nuevo Mundo (Santa Ana). Titles range from those issued by large publishers to independents. The collection also includes a small number of German-language publications.
Extent
14.8 linear feet 27 boxes
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.