Early American Newspapers
Location: Microfilm PN 4899 B6
Scope: This series,
Early American Newspapers, is a large collection of American
newspapers published between 1690 and 1820, of which Pickler Memorial Library
Boston Chronicle, October 22, 1767 - June 25, 1770 (Microfilm PN
4899 .B6 B6)
Gazette, December 21, 1719 - September 17, 1798 (Microfilm PN 4899
The Censor (Boston), November 23, 1771-May 2, 1772 (filmed
with The Boston
Chronicle) (Microfilm PN 4899 B6 B6).
Massachusetts Spy, July 17, 1770-April 6, 1775 (filmed with The
Boston Chronicle and The Censor) (Microfilm PN 4899 B6 B6).
Rivington's New-York Gazette: or, The Connecticut, New Jersey, Hudson's-River
and Quebec weekly advertiser, April 11, 1773-December 31, 1783
(Microfilm PN4899 N5 R6)
Other early American newspapers held in Pickler which are not included in
this collection are:
The Maryland Gazette 1745-1839 (Microfilm PN4899 A55 M37)
National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Microfilm PN 4899
1728-1815 (Microfilm PN 4899 P54 P4)
Virginia Gazette of Williamsburg 1736-1780 (Microfilm PN4899 W54
How to search the collection:
The Boston Chronicle, Vol. 1 (1767-1768) is the only paper that
includes a name and subject index. The print is quite small but readable.
The index is found at the end of the volume (on Reel 1 of 2).
These newspapers can also be searched in the digital archive of
Historical Newspapers. which is a full-text collection of
over 1000 U.S. historical newspapers. This archive is divided
into three collections: Series I (1690-1876), Series II (1758-1900),
Series III (1829-1922).
Guides: Brigham, Clarence S.. History and
Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820. Westport, CT.:
Greenwood Press, 1976. (Reference PN 4855 .B74, v. 1-2).
This is the bibliography on which the series is based. It is a reprint of
the 1947 edition published by the American Antiquarian Society. It
is arranged alphabetically by state; then within each state, alphabetically by
town or city; then name of newspaper. Each annotation includes dates
the newspaper was established and ended publication, publication frequency, and
libraries containing holdings of the title. An index of titles is
found on page 1193 of volume 2.
Additional Reading: Brigham, Clarence S. Journals and
Journeymen: a Contribution to the History of Early American Newspapers.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1950. (General Collection PN
4858 .B7 1971).
Early American newspapers
Time Period: 17th Century 18th Century 19th Century
Subject keywords: Journalism, U. S. History
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