The Weekly News (PA, 1902-1906)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Pennsylvania

Frequency: Weekly (title?)

Volume and Issue Data: 85 pages total, ca. 1902-1906

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

One of five student newspapers in the Morley Family Papers.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  The Morley Collection, Manuscripts, The Quaker Collection, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

The (Weekly) Herald (PA, ca. 1902-1906)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Pennsylvania

Frequency:  Weekly (name?)

Volume and Issue Data: Sometime between 1902 and 1906

Size and Format:  82 pages total

Editor/Publisher:  Christopher Morley

Title Changes and Continuation: The Weekly Herald, sometimes just The Herald

General Description and Notes:

Student newspapers in the Morley Family Papers collection

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  The Morley Family Collection, Manuscripts, The Quaker Collection, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Union Spy (VA, 1851)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Washington College, Lexington, Virginia

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, No. 3, Friday, June 27, 1851

Size and Format:  7.75 x 12.5 inches; 4 pages, two columns per page

Editor/Publisher:  L. Neal and R. Houston

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

The paper was created and held at Washington & Lee University is misdated in their catalog. The “1857” looks reasonable on the masthead, but the editorial on page two, “The Next Presidency,” says that the presidential campaign “of 1852 is about to commence.” Thus it appears the correct date is 1851, not 1857.

The paper contains story stories, news briefs, editorials, “city and county news,” “foreign,” poetry, “scraps,” and an ad for “job writing.”

Extant copy is very clear and legible–except for the date!

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Rockbridge Historical Society. Guide to the Manuscripts Collection of the Rockbridge Historical Society on Permanent Deposit at the Washington and Lee University Library, Lexington, Virginia. Lexington, Va: The Society, 1989.

Locations:  Rockbridge Historical Society Collection, Special Collections, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

The Students Gazette (PA, 1777-1778)

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Publication History:

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).

Information Sources:

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

Star of the West (IL, 1859)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Rockford, IL: Union High School

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1859, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Size and Format:  (in numerical order) 14 pp., 19 pp., 16 pp., 15 pp., 32 pp. and 24 pp.

Editor/Publisher: Variable

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

All issues of this paper are bound in one volume.  Some pages are torn while others have ink so light that they are difficult to read.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Union High School, No. 2 (BV), Rockford, IL, in  Manuscripts, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

Smithfield Sunday School Gazette (UT, 1869)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Smithfield, UT

Frequency:  Weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 2, Nos. 1-6, Oct. 24-Nov. 28, 1869

Size and Format:  2.5 columns on 8.5”x14” lined paper, one issue with an extra 8”x10” and another with a 5”x7” poem

Editor/Publisher:  Louisa L. Greene

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Motto:  “Remember Thy Creator in the Days of thy Youth.”

The manuscript paper, Smithfield Sunday School Gazette, was a weekly paper edited from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28, 1869, by Louisa L. Greene, who later became founding editor of the Woman’s Exponent, a Mormon publication for women.  The Exponent was never an organ of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, as the authors of The Story of the Latter-day Saints state on p. 336.

Copies of the Smithfield paper for the above dates are in the archives of the Mormon Church Historical Library in Salt Lake City.  Content of the papers included news of Sunday School members and of the community, with some literary efforts by the editor and her helpers.  The paper was distributed at Sunday School meetings.  Greene would have been about 20 years old in 1869.

(The above information was provided by Prof. Sherilyn Cox Bennion, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California)

According to the Olsons, the Sunday School was organized in Smithfield on Sunday, April 15, 1866, with Francis Sharp as superintendent.  There were 69 pupils in eight classes, with a teacher for each group….(40)

The Sunday School took charge of the May Day celebrations, the July celebrations, edited the Smithfield Sunday School Gazette, opened the first library there, and in general played an active part in the life of the Mormon community.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  James Allen and Glen Leonard, The Story of the Latter-Day Saints (Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Deseret Book Co., 1976), p. 336; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Olson, eds., The History of Smithfield [Utah] (Smithfield:  City of Smithfield, 1927), pp.40-43

Locations:  Mormon Church Historical Library Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah (Ms D 2918, Box 17, fd 17)

The School Mirror (MI, 1871)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Michigan

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: 1871

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Contained in the manuscript holdings of the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations: Bentley Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Schoolmates Gazette (NJ, no date)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: New Jersey

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  No date, Vol. 1, No. 1.

Size and Format:  4 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Henry A. Howe and Andrew M. Macy.

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Extant, but may not be legible if copied.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Manuscripts, MG 25, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ

The School Gazette (CT, 1824-26)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Hartford, CT,  Hartford Female Seminary

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, numbers 1-14 and Vol. 2, numbers 1-2, dated 1824-26

Size and Format:  64 pages total.

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:

General Description and Notes:

Written by students at the seminary which was founded by Catharine E. Beecher (1800-1878), sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896).

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  The Stowe-Day Foundation Library, Hartford, CT

Schoolcraft’s First Literary Magazine (MI, 1827)

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See The Muzzeniegun or Literary Voyager 

Schoolboys’ Echo (CA, 1858)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Downieville, California

Frequency:  Monthly.  Possibly only 2 issues

Volume and Issue Data: May 22, 1858, July 3, 1858

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  James A. Booth

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Kennedy writes (p. 547):

“A boy named James A. Booth published a manuscript paper in Downieville in 1858.  It was called the Schoolboys’ Echo, and was good enough to draw strong praise from Calvin B. McDonald, at that time editor of the Trinity Journal.  McDonald only mentioned two issues of the Echo, although there may have been more.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography: Chester B. Kennedy, “Newspapers of the California Northern Mines, 1850-1860–A Record of Life, Letters and Culture,” unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1949, pp. 27, 40, 547, 599

Locations: Unknown

The School Casket (WI, 1864)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Madison, WI:  the junior class of the First Ward Grammar School.

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, No. 2, February 5, 1864

Size and Format:  23 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Charles D. and Clara F. Purple (he’s the same editor of Our Paper)

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Newspapers, No. SC 2047, Archives, The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The Repository (CT, 1851)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Granby, CT

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1851, several issues

Size and Format:  Over 50 pages

Editor/Publisher:  “School boy editors”, William C. Case and Daniel E. Holcomb.

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

Written by students and includes several issues all written in a ledger.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Salmon Brook Historical Society,  Granby, CT

The Plain Dealer (NC, 1857 or 1858)

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The Plain Dealer (NC, 1857 or 1858)

Publication History:

Place of Publication: Wake Forest College, Winston-Salem, NC

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  No dates, but from dates found, it is from an issue of about 1857 or 1858.

Size and Format:  Only 2 pages remain–no cover page.

Editor/Publisher: Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  The Student?

General Description and Notes:

The Plain Dealer” was the forerunner of the “Student“.  Printing was done with a pen, very neatly, and very readable.

Information Sources:

The Plain Dealer (NC, 1857 or 1858)

Bibliography:  “A Leaf from the “Plain Dealer.”  The Wake Forest Student, April 1905, XXIV No. 7, pp.483-485.

Locations:  University Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Our Port Folio (NJ, 1865-1885)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Public School

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1865-1885

Size and Format:  22 pages

Editor/Publisher:  “The young ladies of the public school in district no. 4.”

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

“The young ladies of the public school in district no. 4.” It is faintly written, in pencil or badly faded ink.

Information Sources:               

Bibliography: None

Locations:  New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ

The Muzzinyegun or Literary Voyager (MI, 1827)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Frequency:  Weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  The Muz-ze-ni-e-gun, or Literary Voyager (No. 4, Jan. 12, 1827-No. 11, ? 1827); The Muz-ze-ni-e-gun and Literary Voyager (No. 12, March 2, 1827); The Literary Voyager (No. 13, March 10, 1827-No. 14, April 11, 1827); The Muzzinyegun or Literary Voyager (No. 16, April 28, 1827)

Size and Format:  Averaged 23 pages per issue

Editor/Publisher:  Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1826-1827)

Title Changes and Continuation:  The Muz-ze-ni-e-gun, or Literary Voyager (1827); The Muz-ze-ni-e-gun and Literary Voyager (1827); The Literary Voyager (1827); The Muzzinyegun or Literary Voyager (1827); also cited as Schoolcraft’s First Literary Magazine

General Description and Notes:

According to Littlefield and Parins, The Muzzinyegun or Literary Voyager was a manuscript magazine devoted to the life, history, customs, tribal news of the Ojibwa Indians, as well as poetry, essays and information on western living and Mexican civilization.  This was the second of editor Schoolcraft’s three handwritten publications, the first being a literary magazine published from 1809 to 1818, and the third being The Bow and Arrow (1833).  The magazine circulated in Sault Ste. Marie, Detroit, New York and elsewhere.

Articles and other content were usually written by Schoolcraft and his wife.  Objiwa lore content was supplied by Mrs. Schoolcraft’s brother George Johnston and their mother, the daughter of Waub Ojeeg, a Ojibwa leader.  The reports published in The Muzzinyegun provided a basis for Schoolcraft’s later ethnological studies printed in Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Conditions, and Prospects of the indian Tribes of the United States (6 vols.; Philadelphia:  Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1851-1857).

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Vernon Kinietz, “Schoolcraft’s Manuscript Magazines,”  Bibliographical Society of America Papers, 35 (April-June, 1941), 151-154; Philip P. Mason, “Introduction” and Notes, The Literary Voyager or Muzzeniegun (East Lansing:  Michigan State University Press, 1962); Philip P. Mason, ed., The Literary Voyager or Muzzeniegun (East Lansing:  Michigan State University Press, 1962); David F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins,  American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924 (Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1984), 265-266

Locations:  DLC; Danky and Hady; Reprint:  Philip P. Mason, ed., The Literary Voyager or Muzzeniegun (East Lansing:  Michigan State University Press, 1962)

The Morning Star (IL, 1858)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Greenfield, IL: Greenfield Seminary

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1858

Size and Format:  28 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Manuscripts (SC 529), Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

Little Monitor (NC, 1869)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Wilmington, NC

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1869

Size and Format:  Pen and ink journal

Editor/Publisher:  Edward A. Oldham

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

“In 1869 at Wilmington, N. C., so far as it has been possible to ascertain, occurred the initial awakening of amateur journalism in the South. At the age of nine, Edward A. Oldham, who was later to become a leading publisher of newspapers, weekly and daily, and a distinguished columnist and writer, produced his first effort in mimic journalism, a pen-and-ink journal, bearing the title of the Little Monitor, suggested by his having been selected as monitor in a private school, where he was among the youngest pupils. This little make-believe newspaper was issued often enough to intensify the young editor’s ambition to own a real printing press and to print a little paper. He had seen Benjamin S. Wood’s advertisement of the Novelty Press in his monthly copy of the St. Nicholas. In time he managed to earn money enough for the purchase of a press and type equipment, and in 1870 he published the Star of the South, four pages, each page 5 x 7 inches, printing one page at a time. This tiny journal set the pace for Southern boys, North Carolina boys particularly, and in that State there quickly followed the Boys’ Courier from New Born, with James M. Howard, Charles R. Thomas and Owen Guiort, as editors. The last named became a Superior Court judge, and Thomas rose to political prominence and became a Member of Congress from North Carolina for several terms, in the Nineties and later.” (The Early Pioneers of Amateur Journalism (Before 1876))

“WHAT HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED as “The Mimic Press” had an early start in North Carolina. In 1869, at the age of nine, Edward A. Oldham, of Wilmington, is credited with producing the first “amateur newspaper” — the Little Monitor, a pen and ink folio, followed in 1873 by the Star of the South, miniature and type-set.” (Oldham, History of Early Amateur Journalism in North Carolina)

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Links: Edward A. Oldham, History of Early Amateur Journalism in North Carolinahttp://www.thefossils.org/horvat/aj/states/NorthCarolina.htmThe Early Pioneers of Amateur Journalism (Before 1876)  http://www.thefossils.org/horvat/aj/pioneers.htm

Locations:  Unknown

The Levee Gazette (CT, 1828)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Hartford, CT

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1828, 2 issues

Size and Format:  4 pages and 4 oversize pages

Editor/Publisher: Hartford Female Seminary

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Written by students at the Hartford Female Seminary founded by Catharine E. Beecher (1800-1878), sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896).

Information Sources:                     

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  The Stowe-Day Foundation, Hartford, CT

La Mignionette (IL, 1840)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Monticello College, Godfrey, Illinois

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1840, vol. I, No. 7 and submissions

Size and Format:  43 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  Possibly later known as “Cobwebs”, 1862.  Both are publications of Monticello College.

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

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

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