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19th and Early 20th Century Newspapers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Collection 48

Scope and Contents

Although the majority of the newspapers in this collection are from New Orleans, including the bilingual L’Abeille de la Nouvelle Orleans, or The New Orleans Bee, also included are two editions of a Civil War era newspaper from Vicksburg, Mississippi, and an 1896 newspaper from Bayern, Germany. The collection also contains a copy of a famously reprinted newspaper edition, Vol. II, No.88 of The Ulster County Gazette. The edition, dated January 4, 1800, was one of the most reprinted newspapers in the 19th century. Special to The Ulster County Gazette that day was a commemorative poem, “On the Death of General Washington (by a young lady).” A favored collectible, it is speculated that this edition was reprinted for the 25th anniversary of Washington’s death. It was a known popular keepsake at the festivities surrounding the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876, and over the years proliferated upwards to perhaps a million copies from its earliest days into the 1920s. The Vicksburg Daily Citizen editions in the collection are believed to have been printed in 1862 during General Ulysses S. Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. Due to the scarcity of printing materials during the Civil War, six editions were printed on wallpaper. A “southern American phenomenon” the wallpaper newspaper editions in the collection are dated June 30 and July 2, 1863. At the conclusion of Grant’s campaign, the Union troops included a note to the July 2, 1863 edition, printed two days later that noted, “This is the last wall–paper edition, and is, excepting this note, from the types as we found them. It will be valuable hereafter as a curiosity.”

Dates

  • Created: 1840-1921
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1875-1914
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/08/2013

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted due to the fragile nature of the documents.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. Copyright Laws.

Biographical or Historical Information

This is an artificial collection informally collected over time at the Loyola University New Orleans Archives and Special Collections.

Note written by

Extent

2.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by name of the newspaper and thereafter chronologically.

Custodial History

This is an artificial collection informally collected over time at the Loyola University New Orleans Archives and Special Collections.

Source of Acquisition

Unknown

Method of Acquisition

FIC 2013.02

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content
Title
19th and Early 20th Century Newspapers
Status
Completed
Author
Horn, Christine P.
Date
11/30/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Special Collections & Archives Repository

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