The Magnolia (OR, 1867)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Oregon City, Oregon

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: Feb. 17, 1867

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher: Oregon City Seminary

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Oregon Historical Society

The Little Girls’ Magazine (UT, 1879)

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Little Girls Magazine (UT, 1879)

Publication History:

Place of Publication: St. George, Utah

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol.1, No. 3, Nov. 12, 1879

Size and Format:  7.75 x 12.5 inches; one col.; pen and ink; 13 pp.

Editor/Publisher:  J.A. Ivins, editor (1879), on behalf of the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association

Title Changes and Continuation:  Preceded by The Young Ladies Diadem

General Description and Notes:

The paper’s motto was “Perseverance conquers all things.”  The pages are filled with moralistic encouragement for young girls to have proper manners, to look for men who are moral and honest, to exercise their intellectual abilities (not to be idle), etc.

Several items are addressed “to the little girls of our association.”  Vol. 1, No. 3, includes two editorials, True Nobility, House-keeping, Kindness, Letters from Aunt Lou, Good Manners, Prayer, Cheerfulness, My Attendance at these meetings, To [sic] Late, and Cheerfulness at Home.

The stories appear to have been written by the young girls of the mutual improvement association and some of the elder women advisers.

Information Sources:               

Bibliography:  None

Locations: Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, UT (Mss A 1052)

Like It or Lump It (OR, 1844)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Falls?, Oregon (1844)

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Dec. 1844

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Falls Literary Association

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations: Oregon Historical Society

The Knowledge Seeker (UT, 1884)

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Knowledge Seeker (UT, 1884)

Publication History:

Place of Publication: Hyrum, Utah

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 4, No. 2, October 24, 1884, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 24, 1884

Size and Format:  Ledger (7 3/4 x 12+)

Editor/Publisher:  H.S. Allen (Vol. 4, No. 2); multiple authors, editors from the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association of Hyrum

Title Changes and Continuation:  See related publications, THE EDUCATOR, THE EVENING STAR, A MANUSCRIPT PAPER and YOUNG LADIES THOUGHTS; among the  many papers published by the Young Men and Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Societies in Utah

General Description and Notes:

According to Alter, the Young Men’s and Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Associations of Hyrum published weekly literary journals largely in the interests and for the entertainment of their members during the late 1880s.  The publications carried news, religious items and weather reports.

“The Knowledge Seeker” was published by the Young Men; “The Young Ladies Thoughts” and “The Evening Star” were published by the Young Ladies.  These papers appeared under various editors, since officers in these organizations changed regularly.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  J. Cecil Alter, Early Utah Journalism (Salt Lake City:  Utah State Historical Society, 1938), 90; Lorraine T. Washburn, “Culture in Dixie,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 29 (July 1961), 259-260; Mark A. Pendleton, “The Orderville United Order of Zion,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 7 (October 1939), 151.

Locations:  John A. Israelsen’s (1886-1965) papers, Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University, Logan, U;  Mormon Archives, Salt Lake City, UT

The Intelligencer (UT, ca. 1865)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Payson, Utah

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Ca. 1865

Size and Format:  Approx. eight pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

Alter quotes the Deseret News, March 29, 1865:

The Payson Advocate and The Intelligencer.  Manuscript newspapers, 8 pages each, judging from letters, and No. 6 of the Advocate, are proving interesting and beneficial to both writers and readers–a very commendable mode of using a portion of leisure time.”

(See THE PAYSON ADVOCATE)

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  J. Cecil Alter, Early Utah Journalism  (Salt Lake City:  Utah State Historical Society, 1938), 190.

Locations:  No issues located, but cited in the Deseret News, March 29, 1865

The Intelligencer (UT, 1865)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Parowan, Utah

Frequency:  Weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol.1 No.3, Feb 11, 1865; Vol.1,  No.4, Feb. 18, 1865; Vol.1, No.6, March 4, 1865

Size and Format:  8”x12”, 2 columns

Editor/Publisher:  Joseph Fish, William Davenport, H.S. Coombs

Title Changes and Continuation:

General Description and Notes:

Motto:  “Thought is the Mind’s Wealth”

The Intelligencer is published every Saturday morning by the young men of Parowan, Utah.

Terms:  Read and return to editor.

Advertisements free

Poetry, lit. stories, Religion, ads, city council news, letter to the editor

(p.2-3, No.4) The editors of the Intelligencer had thought of changing the name of this sheet, but upon more mature deliberation, they think it best to continue the original title.  To those shoe were present at the spelling school and saw The Hesperian Sentinal this may serve as an explanation of the change.

Alter, p.189:  Parowan, Iron County, S. Utah:  “The Intelligencer, a pen and ink manuscript newspaper comes to life for a single glance through a reference by editor Stenhouse of the Salt Lake Daily Telegraph, Saturday morning, April 16, 1865.

“Our Southern contemporary, that unpretending sheet, the Intelligencer, published by the Young Men of Parowan, comes to our table as regularly as the Southern mail will admit. It contains articles upon education and other matters worthy of perusal.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  J. Cecil Alter, Early Utah Journalism (Salt Lake City:  Utah State Historical Society, 1938), 190

Locations:  Mormon Church Archives (M5d5824), Salt Lake City, UT;  Cited in the Desert News, March 29, 1865

Honey Bee (OR, 1874)

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Honey Bee (OR, no date)

Place of Publication: Jacksonville, Oregon

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1, 1874

Size and Format:  10 pp. Ledger-size lined paper, written in cursive ink

Editor/Publisher:  Annie Miller

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

“Devoted to Art, Wit, Poetry, and Science” (cover page)

Motto: “Onward and Upward.”

From the “Editorial” on page 2 (see image below): “With this issue we  bring before the public the first No. of the Honey-Bee, edited by the Young Ladies of the Independant (sic) Literary Society. ”  The editor continues, ” . . . having had no experience whatever in the Newspaper business, we ask the kind indulgence of our friends, should we not meet their most sanguine expectations.”

Honey Bee (OR, 1874)

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Special Collections, University of Oregon Library, Eugene, OR

Home Writer (UT, 1881-1883)

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Home Writer (UT, 1881-1883)

Publication History:

Place of Publication: Manti, Utah

Frequency:  Monthly

Volume and Issue Data:  13 numbers:  Vol. 1, No. 2 December 6, 1881, through Vol. 2, No.13 December 3, 1883.

Size and Format:  8”x12.5” ledger-size lined pages, written in ink

Editor/Publisher:  S.A. Parsons, Olive Lowry, Charles Tennant, Ettie C. Kyar, A.S. Squire, T. Parry, R.L. Byleu, Nephi Gledhill, Nancy Westenskow, J.J. Hansen

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

Motto:  Representing the Young Men and Young Ladies M.I. [Mutual Improvement] Association of Manti.

Includes editorials, hints on criticism, good thoughts, how to ? knowledge, wit and humor, mathematical problems, answers to problems, poetry, news, advertisements, births, deaths, marriages, etc.

Information Sources:

Home Writer (UT, 1881-1883)

Bibliography:  George T. Brooks Papers, Box 1 Fd. 2-4

Locations:  University Libraries, Manuscripts, University of Utah, Ms 368

The Flag (IL, 1856)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Batavia Institute, Illinois

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  ca. 1856

Size and Format:  21 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Manuscripts, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

The Evening Star (UT, 1884-1891)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Hyrum, Cache County, Utah (ca. 1884-1891)

Frequency:  Weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, No. 4, Oct. 18, 1884 (“Knowledge Seeker”);  copies of varied title papers run to 1891

Size and Format:  Legal size; six to 10 pages; pen and ink

Editor/Publisher:  Various editors; Young Men’s and Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Associations of Hyrum

Title Changes and Continuation:  See The Educator, The Knowledge Seeker; A Manuscript Paper; Young Ladies’ Thoughts

General Description & Notes:

According to Alter, the Young Men’s and Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Associations of Hyrum published weekly literary journals largely in the interests and for the entertainment of their members during the late 1880s.  The publications carried news, religious items and weather reports.

“The Knowledge Seeker” was published by the Young Men; “The Young Ladies Thoughts” and “The Evening Star” were published by the Young Ladies.  Apparently, “The Evening Star” succeeded “The Knowledge Seeker.”  These papers appeared under various editors, since officers in these organizations changed hands regularly.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  J. Cecil Alter, Early Utah Journalism (Salt Lake City:  Utah State Historical Society, 1938), 90; Lorraine T. Washburn, “Culture in Dixie,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 29 (July 1961), 259-260; Mark A. Pendleton, “The Orderville United Order of Zion,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 7 (October 1939), 151

Locations:  John A. Israelson’s papers, Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Evening Star (IL, 1857)

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Publication History: 

Place of Publication: Wheaton, Illinois

Frequency:   Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, no. 3

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Student Lyceum League (later known as the Beltionian Literary Society), Wheaton College

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

Illinois’ oldest literary society.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Special Collections, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

The Delhi Independent (OH, 1869)

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Delhi Independent (OH, 1869)

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

Links: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99061547/

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

The Casket (MA, 1857)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Boylston, Massachusetts

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1857

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher: Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

Amateur Newspaper, written with pen or pencil.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Link: The American Antiquarian Society, Amateur Newspapers Collection

Locations:   American Antiquarian Society, Worcester,  MA

The Butterfly (IL, early 20th century)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Chicago(?), Illinois

Frequency: “Several volumes”

Volume and Issue Data: Early 20th century

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher: Members of the Butterfly Society

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

The Butterfly is an aesthetic journal published by the Butterfly Society in the early part of this century.  The first two volumes are completely handwritten as well as illustrated.  Later issues were hand typed.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  The Chicago Public Library, Special Collections, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, IL

Black Republican and Office-Holders Journal (NY, 1865)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  New York, New York

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  August, 1865

Size and Format:  Last issue 4 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Pluto Jumbo

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

Includes line drawings.  Appears to be handwritten, though it’s hard to see on microfilm.  Check the printed finding aid that accompanies the 1948 Library of Congress filming project to determine the location of the original.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Available in microform from DLC (1865). LC card no. sn85-42252.  OCLC no. 12006614, 2611164.  Subject focus and/or Features:  Newspaper.

On microfilm at The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Original may be at the Library of Congress.

Beltionian Review (IL, 1857-?)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  4 years of copies (no dates given)

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Beltionian Literary Society

Title Changes and Continuation: “Sister” publication The Evening Star (produced by the Student Lyceum League, Wheaton College); extant copy: Vol. 1, No. 3.

General Description & Notes:

The Beltionian Literary Society located at Wheaton College, was preceded by the Student Lyceum League.  The Society was established in 1857 and functioned until 1958.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  http://a2z.my.wheaton.edu/literary-societies/beltionian-literary-society; Special Collections, Wheaton College Archives, Wheaton, IL

Atlantian Journal (IN, 1845-1848)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Terre Haute, Indiana

Frequency:  Weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  Three volumes, 1845-1848

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  The Terre Haute Atlantian Literati

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description & Notes:

The journal consists of writings on Indiana and midwestern history, travel accounts, and essays on literary and social topics.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN

Amateur Gazette (MA, 1874-1882?)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  New England (likely Massachusetts)

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: Unknown

Size and Format: Size unknown, this may be letterpress with some handwritten corrections or addenda

Editor/Publisher:  John Green Oliver (? – Letter calls the Amateur Gazette “his letterpress”)

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown (possibly The Monthly Meteor)

General Description and Notes:

Letterpress compiled in a scrapbook by John Green Oliver of Worcester, MA, from 1874 to 1882, including newspapers of other members of the New England Amateur Journalists’ Association and assorted ephemera and memorabilia of his press activities, all in meticulous emulation of professional job printing and the fraternal culture thereof.

One of the newspapers in this collection, according to Sarah M. Black, Smith College Rare Book Room assistant (as of 1993), is Vol. 1, No. 1 of The Monthly Meteor, Dec. 1881 (28 pp.), including wrappers, which is “printed by hectography with holograph touch-ups and is thus partially handwritten and certainly a hand-made facsimile of a manuscript original.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Rare Book Room, William Allan Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton, MA

The Alliance Ohio (OH, 1893)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Ohio?

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1893

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Grange Society

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

Grange Society newspaper.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Ohio Historical Society,  Columbus, OH

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