Place of Publication: Alma, Missouri
Volume and Issue Data: 1880s
Size and Format: Unknown
Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown
General Description and Notes:
According to Jolliffee and Whitehouse, the Alma Courier was “reportedly a community paper emanating from the Alma Public School in the early 1880s.” They report that “it was published frequently and regularly, included a variety of news stories in each issue, and displayed a recognizable title and format.”
Local historian Garrison notes that the paper was “all written by hand on good quality of essay paper and tied at the top with pink and blue silk ribbons.” It included area and school news, editorials and small advertisements.
Bibliography: Lee Jolliffe and Virginia Whitehouse, “Handwritten Newspapers on the Frontier? The Prevalence Problem, ” paper presented at the AEJMC History Division Mid-Year Meeting, Columbia, MO, 1994; Milton Garrison, A History of Alma (privately published, 1936), Harvey J. Higgins Historical Society, Higginsville, MO.