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Special Collections


Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Newspaper Collection



This collection consists of English-Language newspapers and periodicals published mostly in the United States from 1776 to 1898. The nature of the publications vary from those of a religious/missionary character to ones with partisan political, literary, cultural, business or general news viewpoints. They are in both bound and single-issue formats and are weekly publications unless otherwise noted.

In addition to the newspapers listed here, 18th through 21st century Lancaster City and County, PA newspapers can be accessed in the library on microfilm and/or electronically (with some limitations to non-College related users). College newspapers from 1873-2011 can be accessed from this link.

Please note: As we are a college research library, items in our collection are NOT for sale.


The Aldine (New York) Monthly- (Vol 5), October 1872.

American Agriculturalist, for the Farm, Garden, and Household (New York) Periodical August 1863.

American and Commercial Advertiser (Baltimore) September 25, 1862; September 23, 1881

American Household Journal (Jersey City, NJ) Periodical May 15, 1892

Berks and Schuylkill Journal (Reading, PA) April 29, 1865.

The Boston Gazette and the Country Journal   November 4, 1782.

Boston Weekly Courier September 27,1862; December 19, 1863.

Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Rebel Ventilator (Knoxville, TN) January 9, 1864.

Buck Eye (Lancaster , PA) September 5, 1840.

The Cavalier (Yorktown, VA) June 9, 1863.

The Centennial Record (Portland, ME)Monthly- (Vol 1, No. 8), August 1876.

Chronicle of the Times (Reading, PA) November 30, 1830; February 22, 1831.

The Early Dawn (Good Hope, West Africa) Monthly- (Vol 1,No. 2), April 1861.

Evening Express -- Extra (Lancaster, PA) December 9, 1857.

The Evening Telegraph (Philadelphia) April 21, 1865.

Every Saturday (Boston) Literary Weekly
Partial issues: August 27, 1870; September 10, 17, 1870; October 8, 1870;
January 7, 21, 1871.
Complete issues: Feb 4, 11, 1871; March 25, 1871; April 1, 1871.

Federal Republican and Commercial Gazette (Georgetown, D.C.) December 11, 1812; May 26, 1813.

Frank Leslie's Budget of Fun (New York)
March 1, March 15, April 15, May 1, 1861

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York)
March 31 (2 copies), May 26, July 28, August 4, Oct 20 (2 copies), Nov 17 (2 copies), Nov 24 (2 copies), December 15 (2 copies), 22 (2 copies), 1860; March 30, June 8 (partial), 1861. (complete bound volumes at SC-AP2.L52)

Forney's War Press(Philadelphia) April 22, 1865.

General Advertiser (Philadelphia) July 16, 1795.

Harper's Bazar (New York) Literary Weekly- December 30, 1871;June 26, 1875.
(complete bound volumes at SC-AP250.H3

Harper's Weekly (New York) May 26, 1860; March 2, 1861; Jan 25, May 31, Sept 6, Oct 18, 25, Nov 8, Dec 13, 1862; May 2, 1863; March 26, June 11, July 9, 16, August 27, Sept 3,17,24, Oct 1, 15, Nov 26, 1864; Feb 18, 25, March 18, April 15, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, July 1, 8, 22, August 26, 1865; Feb 24, April 21, Dec 29, 1866; Sept 12, 1868; Feb 26, 1870; Sept 14, 21, 1872. July 2, 1898. (complete bound volumes at AP2.H32)

The Inland Daily (Lancaster, PA), July 27, 1854.

Liberia Christian Advocate (Monrovia, Liberia, W. Africa) January 9, 1861.

Liberty Hall (Cincinnati, OH) November 6, 1815.

Lloyd's Evening Post and British Chronicle(London)-Semi-Weekly . fragment, January 19-21, 1778 (Contains letter from Lord Howe, describing the attack at White Marsh, Dec. 4-8, 1777.)

Marietta Pioneer (Marietta, PA)August 29, 1828.

Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser August 20, 1773.

The Morning Journal (New York) Sunday, September 11, 1887; Sunday, March 22, 1891

Nashville Daily Union April 24, 1868.

National Intelligencer and Daily National Intelligencer (Washington D.C.)
February 28, 1815; September 20, 1820 (2 copies); November 6 1822.

New York Herald April 8, 15,18, 1865; May 27, 1865; June 14, 1865.

New York Times
Originals: March 10, 1862; January 30,1865; April 1, 1865; May 19,20,1865.
Reproductions: April 15, 1861; September 23, 1862; July 6, 1863; April 10,15, 1865.

New York Tribune August 29, 1860; April 17, 1862;Friday, October 6, 1905; Monday, January 1, 1906.

New York Weekly Witness Thursday, September 9, 1880.

New York Weekly Times January 21, 1865.

Old Warrior (Harrisburg, PA) Whig Weekly- June 15, 1844

The Pennsylvania Evening Post (Philadelphia) June 8, 1776.

The Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia) November 20, 1766.

The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia) March 1, 1788; July 22, 1788; November 19, 1789.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 30, 1860; September 5, 1860; July 4, 1863; April 19, 20, 24, 1865; May 1, 1865.

Pomeroy's Democrat (New York) January 6, 1869.

The Press (New York) Sunday Morning, October 2, 1892; Tuesday Morning, January 31, 1893; Sunday Morning, April 28, 1895;Friday Morning, November 29, 1895; December 6, 1895; Tuesday Morning, December 10, 1895; Saturday Morning, May 16, 1896.

Public Ledger (Philadelphia) March 25, 1836 (2 copies).

The Rail Splitter (Manheim, PA) Republican campaign paper- November 12, 1864.

Reif's Philadelphia Gazette September 11, 1869.

The Republican Standard (Bridgeport CT), March 25, 1898.

Rio Abajo Weekly Press (Albuquerque, NM) December 1, 1863.

The Round Table (New York) Literary Weekly- October 12, 1867.

Savannah Republican April 15, 1862.

The Semi-Monthly Call (San Francisco) February 4, 1857.

The Washington Post Tuesday, September 20, 1892

Willmer and Smith's European Times (Liverpool, England) July 1, 1848.

The World (New York) April 20, 1865;Sunday, January 30, 1887; Saturday, November 12, 1887; Friday, July 10, 1895; Saturday Evening, April 18, 1896; Tuesday Evening, May 28, 1896;Sunday, May 8, 1898.


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