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

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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

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

The Sign of the Four Monthly (PA, circa 1902-1906)

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THE SIGN OF THE FOUR MONTHLY

Publication History:

Place of Publication: Haverford, PA?

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: Unknown

Size and Format:  32 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Title Changes and Continuation: Possible continuations include The Weekly News (85 pp.), The Weekly Herald  and The Herald (82 pp.) and The Family News (352 pp.) between 1902 and 1906.

General Description and Notes:

One of five newspapers produced by Christopher Morley and contained in the Morley Family Papers Collection at Haverford College, PA.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

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

The Family News (PA, 1902-1906)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Haverford, Pennsylvania?

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1902-1906

Size and Format:  352 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

Morley produced four other newspapers, all contained in the Morley Collection at Haverford.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

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

The Blister (PA, 1921-1927)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Gettysburg, PA

Frequency: “Created almost every day when school was in session”

Volume and Issue Data: November 5, 1921-March 29, 1927

Size and Format: Single typewritten and hand-illustrated page

Editor/Publisher: Variable

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

The Blister, PA, 1922

General Description & Notes:

Note from Gettysburg College Special Collections Librarian David Hedrick (to HNP editor, June 22, 1993):

The Blister was created almost every day when school was in session. The Blister consisted of a single typewritten page usually containing an ‘Editorial’, some campus news, a couple of jokes, and a hand-drawn cartoon. It seems that only a limited number of copies of each issue were created and at least one copy was always posted on a campus bulletin-board. An almost complete run is maintained in our collections . . . . This publication has been microfilmed, and can be acquired via interlibrary loan.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: Charles Glatfelter, A Salutary Influence: Gettysburg College, 1832-1985 (Gettysburg, 1987).

Locations: Musselman Library, Special Collections, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

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