Place of Publication: Friends Latin School (later William Penn Charter School), Philadelphia, PA
Frequency: Unknown; first issue: “The great Want of a Weekly Newspaper and the Encouragement they formerly met with from you has induced me to publish the Students Gazette.”
Volume and Issue Data: 23 issues, 1777-8; first issue: June 11, 1777
Size and Format: Half sheet (roughly 4.25 x 6 inches)
Editor/Publisher: S.M. Fox, Friends Latin School, Philadelphia, PA (the editor’s name is on page two at the conclusion of the introductory editorial and in a news brief about school elections on page four)
Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown
General Description and Notes:
Full title: The Students Gazette Containing Advices both Foreign & Domestic; First issue, Wednesday, June 11, 1777.
Harwood claims that this was “America’s first student newspaper, published at Friends Latin School, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1777″ (p. 326).
Bibliography: William N. Harwood, Writing and Editing School News (Caldwell, ID: Clark Publishing Co, 1977), pp 326-327.
Locations: The Morley Collection, Manuscripts, The Quaker Collection, Haverford College, Haverford, PA