The Critic (SK, 1889)

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The Creek Boys’ and Girls’ Monthly (OK, 1870-1875)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Tullahassee Manual Labor School, Creek Nation, Wagoner County, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) (1870-1875)

Frequency:  Monthly

Volume and Issue Data:  The Creek Boys’ and Girls’ Monthly (Vol. 1, No. 1, Dec. 1870-Vol. 1, No. 5, April 27, 1871); Our Monthly (Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan. 1873-Vol. 4, No. 10, Oct. 1875); may have run as late as 1876

Size and Format:  Two columns, published in both Creek and English languages

Editor/Publisher:  William S. Robertson and Ann Augusta Robertson (1870-1875)

Title Changes and Continuation:  The Creek Boys’ and Girls’ Monthly (1870-1871); Our Monthly (1873-1875?)

General Description and Notes:

The first volume (1870-1872) of the small, two-column monthly appeared only in manuscript.  Later issues were printed on a hand press donated by Creek National Council.

The Rev. William S. Roberston, a Presbyterian missionary associated with the Tullahassee school since 1850, assisted by his daughter Ann Augusta, edited contributions mostly from Creek student exercises.  The purpose of the paper was “the moral and intellectual improvement” of the students, and to “give the Creeks parts of the Bible and religious songs in their own language.”  In addition to student work, the Robertsons solicited writings from any Creeks who were interested in the school or its publications.  The monthly’s manuscript editions were received so well by the community that the Creek National Council provided funds to purchase a printing press and appropriated $100 annually to cover printing 1,000 copies per issue a year.  Copies were distributed free in the Creek Nation.  Our Monthly first appeared in print in Jan. 1873.

The paper was published in both Creek and English, with many issues almost entirely in Creek.  Ann Eliza Robertson translated some articles, scripture passages and hymns into Creek while others were written by Creeks.

In addition to general news about the Creek nation and education matters, the paper also published political commentary.  For example, an 1875 Creek letter called for the repeal of the Treaty of 1866, which gave railroads a claim to Indian land.  Local advertising and local news also appeared.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Althea Bass, The Story of Tullahassee (Oklahoma City:  Semco Color Press, 1960); Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Oklahoma Imprints, 1835-1907 (Norman:  University of Oklahoma Press, 1936);  James Constantine Pilling, Bibliography of the Muskhogean Languages (Washington, D.C.:  Government Printing Office, 1889); James E. Murphy and Sharon M. Murphy, Let My People Know:  American Indian Journalism, 1828-1978 (Norman:  University, 1981), 59; David F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins,  American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924 (Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1984), 293-296.

Locations:  Danky and Hady; OkMu; OkTu; ULS

The Coyote (CA, 1850)

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Cool Spring Pen (NC, 1878-?)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Cool Spring, Iredell, North Carolina

Frequency: Unknown; published “every once in a while.”

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 8, 1878)-18??

Size and Format:  Pen and ink journal

Editor/Publisher:  E. Walter McIver

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

“Published at the Cool Spring Academy in [sic] behalf of the Cool Spring Debating Society and education generally.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None


Locations: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC

Cobwebs (IL, 1862)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Monticello College, Godfrey, Illinois

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1862

Size and Format:  14 pages

Editor/Publisher: Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  Perhaps formerly known as “La Mignionette“, 1840, also a publication of Monticello College.

General Description and Notes:


Information Sources:


Locations:  Monticello College Records, Box 9, Manuscripts, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

The Club (UT, 1872)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Lehi City, Utah

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1 No. 2,  December 13, 1872

Size and Format:  16”x25”:  four lined sheets of 8”x12.5” pasted together (4×6 piece posted in the lower right corner front.  4 columns written on both sides

Editor/Publisher:  The Thurmond brohers of J.E. Ross

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description & Notes:

“Devoted to choice literature and amusements.”

[Page 1] Reminiscences:  [Editorial Policy] “In our last number we published a short editorial setting fourth [sic] the great and fundamental principasl upon which this paper is based.  Our object as the great and universal good of mankind, the total abolishment of every prinicple that is opposed to justice, truth and honor; to train the immortal mind of man that he may walk in paths of purity.  These are the great purposes for which we devote our labors, our time and our money

“Our motto is perserverence, unceasing diligence will achieve great results and though we stand lone in thes arduous struggle for reformation, still our columns will flooded with immortal principals [sic] and precepts that will discern as a legacy to succeeding generations, . . . “

Conatins:  poetry, local and other matters, letter to the editor, thank you “to the girls that prepared our room for the meeting last Wednesdayevening and also this evening.”

According to Hamilton Gardner, (224) Lehi YMMIA was founded in 1875. Primary association was established in 1878.  (418) John E. Ross came to Lehi in 1840, taught school for 29 years and secondary school for 25 years.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Hamilton Gardner, History of Lehi, SLC, The Deseret News, 1913.

Locations: Mormon Church Archives, Salt Lake City, UT

Clanwilliam Hustler (BC, 1894)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: British Columbia, Canada

Frequency:  One copy only

Volume and Issue Data:  1894

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description & Notes:


Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  British Columbia Archives and Records Services, Victoria, British Columbia

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