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Miscellaneous Newspaper Collection
MS.M.017  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Arrangement note
  • Related Collections

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: Miscellaneous newspaper collection
    Creator: UCI Libraries. Department of Special Collections and Archives
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.M.017
    Physical Description: 13.3 Linear Feet (12 boxes and 2 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1704-1970
    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.
    General Physical Description note: 13.3 linear feet
    Language of Material: English .

    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 note

    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.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Newspapers -- 20th century.
    Newspapers -- 18th century.
    United States -- History -- Reconstruction -- Newspapers.
    Newspapers -- 19th century.
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Newspapers.
    United States -- Foreign public opinion, British -- Newspapers.
    Mexico -- Newspapers.
    Puerto Rico -- Newspapers.
    United States -- Newspapers.
    Europe -- Newspapers.