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Washington Post

Location: Micro Newspapers


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 .

A variant edition of the newspaper is available on the Internet at http://www.washingtonpost.com/  .  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

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 2005.


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Time Period: 19th Century   20th Century  

Subject keywords: Journalism, Literature, Popular Culture, U. S. History