TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Washington Post

Microform Collection


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Location:  Micro Newspapers

Scope:  Pickler Memorial Library has the complete run of  the Washington Post on microfilm dating back to December 6, 1877. The Washington Post 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 Washington post and times herald from 1954-1959,  Washington post, 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   provides 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 library collection.

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. History 

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