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Original Newspaper collection

 Collection 0002-MDHC
The Original Newspaper collection is a collection of newspaper titles in print format. The majority of the newspapers date from the 19th and 20th centuries; however, a select few date back to the 18th century. Many of the newspapers were published in Baltimore, but other regional papers do appear in this collection. Some exceptional newspapers include the first issue of the Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser, published in 1773, which was the first newspaper printed in Baltimore, as well as original copies of newspapers announcing important historic events such as President Kennedy's assasination and the announcement of the second World War in 1941.

Dates

  • 1773-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1820-1950

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

42 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Original Newspaper collection has a growing collection of print newspaper titles. The majority of the newspapers date from the 19th and 20th centuries; however, a select few date back to the 18th century. Many of the newspapers were published in Baltimore, but other regional papers do appear in this collection.

Administrative History

Newspapers are an important part of the Maryland Collection. The tradition of Maryland newspapers begins with the founding of the Maryland Gazette by William Parks in 1727. This title was revived by the Green printing dynasty of Annapolis who published the Maryland Gazette from 1745 to 1839.

Anna Catherine Green and Mary Katherine Goddard are two notable women who published newspapers in eighteenth-century Maryland. In the 19th century, newspapers proliferated not only in Baltimore City, but also in most county seats and communities of any size in Maryland.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged as one series.
Series 1
Original Newspaper collection

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The University of Maryland Libraries has assembled this collection over many years through generous donations and purchase.

Related Material

Much of the newspaper holdings at the University of Maryland Libraries is available on microfilm. Search the University of Maryland Libraries'online catalog for more information on our holidings. The University of Maryland Libraries also holds selcted newspaper clippings that cover topics related to Maryland, Baltimore, and local theater news, dating from the late 1890s through the 1920s.
Title
Guide to the Original Newspaper collection
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Laura Cleary.
Date
2011-06-29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212