or browse databases: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

You are here

Search

Research

Services

Libraries & Spaces

About

Information for:

You are here

Newspaper Volumes in Special Collections Research Center, Rare Books Collections

Following are newspaper titles and volumes held in the Rare Books collections of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections. Many of the volumes have come to our holdings as part of library collecting throughout the history of Georgetown University Library. In addition, several volumes have been acquired through generous donations. Holdings are particularly strong in Catholic newspapers printed in the United States, most of which the University purchased in 1892 with the library of nineteenth-century Catholic historian, John Gilmary Shea (1824-1892).

The beginning stages of research when utilizing historical newspapers can be challenging, primarily due to insufficient indexes. The Library’s Subject Research Guides would be a good starting place, as well as resources located in the Reference Stacks on the third floor of Lauinger Library, such as: Clarence Saunders Brigham, History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820 (Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1947); Edward Connery Lathem, Chronological Tables of American Newspapers, 1690-1820 (Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1972).

To access the newspapers below, please visit the Booth Family Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library. For periodicals with online subscriptions, please see also Responsible Use of Electronic Resources.

The Albion … New York.
[1st ser.] Vol. 3-9, 1824-31; new ser., Vol. 4, 6, 1836, 1838.

Alexandria Advertiser.
Vol. 1, 2; 1798.

Alte und Neue Welt. New York, Cincinnati.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Jan 1866 to Vol. 9, no. 12, 1874.

The Analectic Magazine … Philadelphia …
Vol. 2-14; 1813-19; also, new ser., 1820.

L’art. Revue Bi-mensuelle Illustree. Paris.
1891, 1892.

Baltimore Daily Intelligencer. Baltimore.
Vol. 1, no. 186-208; June 2-27, 1794.

Baltimore Sunday Sun.
1 portfolio containing issues of the newspaper on the subject of Maryland history which were printed from Nov. 1907 to Nov. 1909.

Boston Catholic Observer.
see Catholic Observer. Boston.

Boston Daily Advertiser.
Vol. 14-17; 1889-90

The British Apollo. [London]
no. 1-77; Feb 13-Nov 3/5, 1708

The Catholic Advocate. Bardstown.
Vol. 2, no. 44, Dec 9, 1837 to Vol. 4, no. 51, Jan 25, 1840 and Vol. 7, nos. 1-51, Feb. 5, 1842 and Vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 3, 1844 to Vol. 11, no. 51, Jan 16, 1847.

The Catholic Advocate. Louisville.
Vol. 2, no.29, Jan 7, 1871 to Vol. 3, no. 28, Dec 28, 1871

The Catholic American. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Jan 1, 1887 to Vol. 2, no. 27, Dec 31, 1887.

The Catholic Cabinet … St. Louis.
Vol. 1-2; 1843-45.

The Catholic Citizen. Newark.
Vol. 2, no. 1, Sept 19, 1874 to Vol. 2, no. 52, Sept 11, 1875.

The Catholic Expositor and Literary Magazine. New York.
Vol. 1-3; 1842-43

The Catholic Herald. Philadelphia.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 3, 1833 to Vol. 16, no. 52, Dec. 28, 1848. Changed to: The Catholic Herald & Visitor Vol. 25, 28, 30, 31. Jan 3, 1857 to Dec 23, 1863.

The Catholic Journal. Pittsburgh.
Vol. 3, no. 1, Sept. 4, 1875 to Vol. 4, no. 10, 1876.

The Catholic Mirror. Baltimore.
Vol. 2, no. 35, Aug. 30, 1851 to Vol. 35, no. 52, Dec. 27, 1884. Lacking: Vol. 8, 9.

The Catholic News. New York.
Vol. 3, no. 1, Feb. 21, 1888 to Vol. 5, no. 52, Nov. 1, 1891.

The Catholic Observer. Boston.
Vol. 1, no. 2 -- Vol. 3, no. 38; 1847-49. Complete, excepting Vol. 1, no. 1. Title of Vol. 1: Boston Catholic Observer.

The Catholic. Pittsburgh.
see Pittsburgh Catholic

The Catholic Press. Hartford.
Vol. 1, no. 3, July 25, 1829 to Vol. 2, no. 52, July 2, 1831 and (new ser.) Vol 1., no. 2, Aug 9, 1832 to Vol. 1, no. 21, Dec. 20, 1832.

The Catholic Register. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Sept 21, 1839 to Vol. 1, no. 42, July 9, 1840.

The Catholic Review. Brooklyn and New York.
Vol. 1, no. 9, 10, 11, June 15-29, 1872. Vol. 2, no.2, Jan 1873 to Vol. 38, no. 26, Dec 27, 1890. Several copies lacking

The Catholic Sentinel of the Northwest. Portland.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Feb. 5, 1870 to Vol. 3, no. 48, Dec. 28, 1872, and Vol. 5, no. 47, Jan. 1, 1875 to Vol. 6, no. 45, Dec. 16, 1875 and Vol. 9. Complete, Feb. 7-Jan. 30, 1878-9.

The Catholic Standard. Philadelphia.
Vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 4, 1868 to Vol. 6, no. 52, Dec. 30, 1871 and Vol. 10, complete, Jan. 2-Dec. 25, 1875, Vol. 16, no. 1, Jan. 1, 1881 to Vol. 25, no. 52, Dec. 27, 1890.

The Catholic Telegraph. Cincinnati.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Oct. 22, 1831 to Vol. 5, no. 20, April 14, 1836, Vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 1, 1842 to Vol. 11, no. 53, Dec. 31, 1842, Vol. 34, no. 1, Dec. 28, 1864 to Vol. 36, no. 53, Dec. 25, 1867.

The Catholic Union. Buffalo.
Vol. 3, complete, April 23, 1874-April 15, 1875.

The Catholic Universe. Cleveland.
Vol. 8, no. 262, June 26, 1879 to Vol. 16, no. 841, August 21, 1890.

The Catholic Weekly. Troy.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Feb. 27, 1886 to Vol. 4, no. 46, Jan 4, 1890.

The Central Catholic. Indianapolis.
Vol. 1, no. 1, June 26, 1875 to Vol. 2, no. 1, Dec. 25, 1875.

Chambers London Journal.
Vol. 1, 2; June 5, 1841-Oct 28, 1843.

Cherokee Phoenix and Indians’ Advocate. New Echota [Ga.]
Vol. 1-5; Feb. 21, 1828-May 31, 1834 (incomplete).  Lacking issues: Vol. 1, no.22, 24, 42. Vol. 2, no. 2, 7-14, 36. Vol. 3, no. 2. Vol. 4, no. 12-26, 28, 37-42, 49-51. Vol. 5, no. 3-5, 7, 27-28, 36, 38, 44-47.

College Courant. (Yale College). New Haven, Conn.
Vols. 1-5; 1867-69.

Columbian Herald.
Vol. 1 only.

Connecticut Catholic. Hartford.
no. 2-33; May 6- Dec. 9, 1876.

Corsair … New York.
Vol. 1, 1839-40.

Courrier des Etats Unis. New York.
Vol. 1, 3; 1828-31.

The Daily Worker. New York.
Sept.-Dec. 1939, July-Sept. 1940, April-June 1941, Jan.-March 1943, Jan.-April 1944.

Family Herald… London.
Apr - Nov, 1879. Vol. 43 only

Farmer’s Monthly Visitor. Concord, N.H.
Vol. 1-2; 1839-40.

Frankfurter Zeitung.
Aug. -Dec, 1914, 1915, 1916, Jan-Nov. 1917. Jan, Feb, Apr-June, Aug-Dec, 1918, 1919, 1920

Freeman’s Journal. New York.
See New York Freeman's Journal.

Georgetown Advocate. Washington, D.C.
Vol. 7-9; 1848-49.

The Globe & Emerald. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 6, Febr. 5, 1825 to Vol. 3, no. 23, June 10, 1826.

The Green Banner. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Oct. 3, 1835 to Vol. 2, no. 30, Apr 22, 1837.

The Guardian. Louisville.
Vol. 1, no. 1, May, 1, 1858 to Vol. 3, no. 52, Apr 20, 1861.

The Halcyon Luminary and Theological Repository … New York, etc.
Vol. 1; 1812.

Illustrated Christian Weekly; Published by the American Tract Society. New York.
Vol. 1-6; 1871-76.

Die Iowa. Dubuque, Iowa.
Jan, 1887-Oct. 1889. (in 2 Vol.)

The Irish-American. New York.
Vol. 9, no. 30, July 25, 1857 to Vol. 10, no. 52, Dec. 25, 1859.

The Jesuit. Boston.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Sept. 5, 1829 to Vol. 2, no. 52, Aug, 27, 1831 ; Known as: U.S. Catholic Intelligencer-- Vol. 3, no. 1, Oct. 1, 1831 to Vol. 3, no. 52, Sept. 21, 1832. Changed back to: The Jesuit -- Vol. 4, no. 1, Jan 5, 1833 to Vol. 5, no. 52, Dec. 27, 1834; Changed to: The Literary and Catholic Sentinel -- Vol. I, no. 1, Jan. 3, 1835 to Vol. 1, no. 52, Dec. 26, 1835. Changed to: The Pilot. Boston. Vol. 2, Jan. 2, 1836 (no. 1) to Vol. 2, no. 52, Dec. 25, 1836. All dates are inclusive

Die Katholische Kirschen Zeitung. New York.
Vol. 20, no. 8, August, 26, 1863 to Vol. 25, no. 52, August 24, 1871.

The Leader. St. Louis.
Vol. 1, no. 1, March 10, 1855 to Vol. 2, no. 17, Dec. 29, 1855.

The Literary and Catholic Sentinel.
See: Jesuit.

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Transactions. Quebec.
Vol. 1,2; 1829, 1831.

The Maryland Republican. Annapolis.
Vol. 1, 2; 1809-11.

The Metropolitan Record. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Jan 30, 1859 to Vol. 1, no. 49, Dec. 31, 1859, and Vol. 2, no. 2, Jan. 14, 1860 to Vol. 2, no. 32, Aug. 11, 1860, and Vol. 6, no. 4, Jan. 23, 1864 to Vol. 6, no. 52, Dec. 24, 1864.

The Militant. New York.
Jan. 1933-June 1936.

The Morning Star. New Orleans.
Vol. 2,3,4,8,9 (Vol. 2: Feb. 7, 1869; Vol. 9 ends Feb. 4, 1877). Missing: Vol. 2, nos. 41-48 (Nov 14 -- Dec.)

The New World. New York.
Vol. 2 (fragmentary), 3; 1841.

New York Catholic Register.
Vol. 1-2, no. 24; Sept. 21, 1839-Dec. 24, 1840. See Willging-Hatzfield, 2nd ser., pt. 14, p. 108.

New York Daily Times
1853-58. (incomplete)

New York Freeman’s Journal.
Vol. 1-51; 1840-90. (incomplete). See Willging-Hatzfield, 2nd. ser., pt. 14. p. 108.

New York Mirror and Ladies Literary Gazette
Vol. 1, no. 1-26; Aug. 2, 1823 - Jan. 24, 1824.

New York Tablet.
Vol. 1, no. 1, June 6, 1837 to Vol. 6, no. 52, May 30, 1863 and Vol. 3, Vol. 7, no. 33, Jan. 9, 1869 to Vol. 15, no. 31, Dec. 30, 1871 and Vol. 18, no. 1, May 30, 1874 to Vol. 25, no. 52, May 13, 1882.

Nineteenth Century. New York.
Vol. 1-2; 1879-81.

The North-China Herald. Shanghai.
Jan.-Dec. 1929, Jan.-Dec. 1930, Jan.-Dec. 1931, Jan.-Dec. 1932 (lacks Jan. 26, 1932), Jan.-Dec. 1933, Jan.-Dec. 1934, Jan.-Dec. 1935 (lacks May 29-June 26, 1935), Jan.-Dec. 1936, Jan.-Dec. 1937, Jan.-Dec. 1938, Jan.-Dec. 1939.

The Pennsylvania Ledger; or, The Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, & New Jersey Weekly Advertiser. Philadelphia.
no. 39-45, 47-58, 60-68, 72-77, 79-88, 90-93, 95-97 (Oct. 21, 1775--Nov. 30, 1776, incomplete)

Philadelphia Register and National Recorder.
Vol. 1; Jan.-June, 1819.

The Pilot. Boston.
See: Jesuit.

Pittsburgh Catholic.
Vol. 3, no. 1, March 21, 1846 to Vol. 25, no.52, Feb 13, 1869 and Vol. 29, no. 1, Feb. 17, 1872 to Vol. 29, no. 52, Feb. 8, 1873. Vol. 4 lacking.

Revista Catolica … Santiago de Chile.
Vol. 1-3; 1843-48.

Revue Illustree. Paris.
1885-97. Bimonthly

Saint Mary's Beacon. Leonard Town.
Incomplete holdings for: 1852-1854; 1857-1865; 1867-1889; 1891-1897; 1899-1903; 1905-1911; 1914-1915; 1919; 1921-1923; 1950-1951.

The Shamrock. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Sept 2, 1815 (new ser.), Vol. 1, no. 26, 1815. Vol. 1, no. 15 new ser., Jan. 6, 1816 - Vol. 2, no. 33 new ser., Aug. 16, 1817.

The Southern Metropolis… Baltimore.
Vol. 1-3; 1869-70.

The Souvenir. Philadelphia.
Vol. 2, no. 5 -- Vol. 2, no. 51; 1828-29.

The Spectator. Washington, D.C.
Vol. 1, no. 4, November 25, 1865 to Vol. 1, no. 24, April 14, 1866.  Changed to: The Visitor, Vol. 1, no. 25, April 21, 1866 to Vol. 2, no. 32, June 7, 1866.

The Stars and Stripes; The Official Newspaper of the A.E.F.
Vol. 1-2; Feb. 8, 1918--June 13, 1919. [Paris, France], 1918-1919. 2 Vol. in 1, illust. 61 cm. weekly. GU lacks nos. 1-4.

The Tablet. New York.
see New York Tablet.

The Truth Teller. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 1, April 12, 1825 to Vol. 16, no. 17, April 25, 1840.

U.S. Catholic Intelligencer.
See: Jesuit.

U.S. Catholic Miscellany. Charleston.
Vol. 1, no. 1, June 5, 1822 to Vol. 25., no. 52, July 4, 1846., Vol. 36, no. 29 (Jan 30, 1858) in 1842-3.  Vol. 9 missing, July 1829-30

The Visitor.
See: The Spectator.

Der Wahrheits-Freund. Cincinnati.
Vol. 13, no. 1, August 23, 1860 to Vol. 31, no. 52, August 5, 1868.

The Weekly Register & Catholic Diary. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Oct 5, 1833 to Vol. 6, no. 25, Oct. 29, 1836.

The Western Catholic. Detroit.
Vol. 1, no. 1, Sept. 12, 1868 to Vol. 8, no. 37, May 13 1876.

The Western New York Catholic. Buffalo.
Vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2, 1866 to Vol. 4, no. 52, Dec. 28, 1867.

Western Star and Harp of Erin. New York.
Vol. 1, no. 3, May 30, 1812 to Vol. I, no. 50, April 24, 1813.

Western Watchman, St. Louis.
Vol. 1,2; 1869-70.

The Working Farmer … New York.
Vol. 7, no. 11 -- Vol. 10; 1856-58.

 

In addition, there are miscellaneous issues of newspapers in the ephemeral collections within the Eric F. Menke Papers, including:

Alexandria Gazette. Alexandria.
Vol. 45, no. 303, December 22, 1845.

The Continental Journal and Weekly Advertiser. Boston.
No. 6, July 4, 1776.

Daily National Intelligencer. Washington, D.C.
Vol. 36, no. 10, March 9, 1848.

Evening Star. Washington, D.C.
Vol. 17, June 11, 1861.

Georgetown Advocate. Washinton, D.C.
Vol. 1, no. 86, November 20, 1841.

The Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser. Baltimore.
Vol. 13, no. 76, September 22, 1786.

The Metropolitan. Georgetown.
Vol. 3, no. 22, February 20, 1837; Vol. 3, no. 56, May 10, 1837.

National Intelligencer. Washington, D.C.
Vol. 57: January 17, 1856, September 2, 1856; September 11, 1856; Vol. 58: October 6; 1857, December 17, 1857.

The Sunday Telegram. Baltimore.
Vol. 13, no. 25, April 3, 1875.