Location: Micro Newspapers
Scope: Pickler Memorial
Library has the complete run of the Washington Post on
microfilm dating back to December 6, 1877. The
was founded in 1877 by Stilson Hutchins and in 1880 added a Sunday edition, thus
becoming the city's first newspaper to publish seven days a week. In 1954, the
Washington Post consolidated its position by acquiring its last
morning rival, the Washington Times-Herald, becoming the
and times herald
from 1959-1973, and from 1974-date, just the
Washington Post .
Current paper issues of the Washington Post are
available on shelves in the northeast corner of the first floor of
Pickler Library. A variant edition of the newspaper is
available on the Internet at
The microfilm edition of the Washington Post is
filed chronologically in microfilm boxes on shelves at the rear of
the Microform Reading Room.
How to search the collection:
LexisNexis Academic and
provide full text of most articles in the Washington Post
from January 1, 1977 to the present.
Washington Post Article Archives 1877-present indexes over
10 million articles published in the Washington Post from
December 1877 to the present. Users can search for specific
articles by keyword or phrase, author, headline, date, or date
range. Searches may be limited to articles only or broadened
to include advertisements and other listings. The full-text is
available for purchase through this web site or you can use the
citation information to locate the articles on microfilm in Truman's
The Washington Post Index (Micro Reference AI21 W3
O5) encompasses the news and editorial matter of the Washington
Post. In addition to the news and editorials, the Index also
includes reviews of art exhibits, concerts, motion pictures, plays
and other forms of entertainment. Obituaries which appear as news
items have been indexed; classified death notices have not.
Also omitted are advertisements, vital statistics columns, society
personals, routine sports events, announcement of routine social and
fraternal meetings and non-news articles dealing with such subjects
as recipes, household hints, personal advice, gardening, hobbies and
travel. Pickler Memorial Library has the Washington Post Index from
1971 to the present.
Guides: Washington Post Index
1971+ (Micro Reference AI21 W3 O5)
Time Period: 19th Century 20th Century
Subject keywords: Journalism
Literature Popular Culture U.S.
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