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Guide to the Miscellaneous Newspaper Collection , 1704-1970 (bulk 1790-1810, 1850-1900)
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  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Miscellaneous newspaper collection,,
    Date (inclusive): 1704-1970
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1790-1810, 1850-1900)
    Collection number: MS-M017
    Collector: University of California Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Extent: 13.1 linear feet (12 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection contains newspapers published in locations outside of the state of California. The collection is stronger in its coverage of the United States than it is of foreign countries. Various newspapers in this collection contain coverage of the post-Revolutionary War and the early national periods. Coverage is particularly strong for the Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods in American history.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Miscellaneous Newspaper Collection . MS-M17. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    A significant portion of the newspapers in this collection (133 titles from U.S. states other than California and 44 foreign titles) were given to the library by Velma Dunlap in 1971 along with the papers of her husband John "Sky" Dunlap (MS-R21), who was an Orange County newspaperman. Special Collections and Archives staff has added other titles from a variety of sources.

    Processing History

    Collection processed and finding aid prepared by Mike Iskandar, Lori Viveros, and William Landis, 1998 and 2001

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains newspapers published in locations outside of the state of California. The collection is stronger in its coverage of the United States than it is of foreign countries. Various newspapers in this collection contain coverage of the post-Revolutionary War and the early national periods. Coverage is particularly strong for the Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods in American history.
    Researchers interested in the history of the United States during the post-revolutionary and early national periods should consult the following Boston, Massachusetts newspapers: Boston Gazette, Columbian Centinel, Independent Chronicle, Massachusetts Gazette, and the New England Paladium. In addition, there are several issues of The Herald (New York, New York) and the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) for this period. A variety of newspapers in the collection represent the British perspective on this period, including The British Press, The London Chronicle, Middlesex Journal, The Morning Chronicle, The Sun, and The Times, all published in London.
    Coverage of the Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods appears in a wide variety of mid-nineteenth century newspapers from many Eastern and Midwestern states. This period is especially well represented in the following New York City newspapers: New York Herald, Harper's Weekly, and The New York Tribune, as well as in the Hamburger Schnellpost (Hamburg, Pennsylvania; in German), The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), the Daily Richmond Examiner (Richmond, Virginia), and the Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.). Researchers will find later periods covered by scattered issues from a variety of cities.

    Arrangement

    This collection is organized into 2 series:
    • Series 1. Foreign newspapers, 1758-1970. 2.0 linear ft.
    • Series 2. U.S. newspapers, 1704-1955. 11.1 linear ft.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    United States--Newspapers.
    Europe--Newspapers.
    Mexico--Newspapers.
    Puerto Rico--Newspapers.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Newspapers.
    United States--Foreign public opinion, British--Newspapers.
    United States--History--Reconstruction--Newspapers.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Newspapers--18th century.
    Newspapers--19th century.
    Newspapers--20th century.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Dunlap, Velma, former owner.

    Related Collections

    Related newspapers from the United States can be found in the California Newspapers Collection (MS-R70), Special Collections and Archives, the UC Irvine Libraries.