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Early American Newspaper Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0033

The Early American Newspaper Collection is comprised of 23 issues of various newspapers from the United States, primarily from the nineteenth century. An incomplete but representative listing of titles includes Brother Jonathan (April 18, 1840), Frank Leslie's Boy's and Girl's Weekly (February 5, 1870), Harpers Weekly (March 15, 1879), Puck (June 27, 1883), and Wilkes Spirit of the Times (May 15, 1863). The majority of issues are from the 1840s through the 1880s. The earliest sample is the March 25, 1836 issue of Public Ledger. The latest is the May 1919 issue of McCalls Fashions for May. The collector of these newspapers and the reason they were gathered together are unknown.

Dates

  • 1836-1919

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. ยงยง 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box) : Newspapers are folded in box. Some are torn or otherwise damaged. One is laminated (each sheet separately).

Arrangement

This collection has not been further arranged or described.

Custodial History

The collector of these newspapers and the reason they were gathered together are unknown. Received by Criss Library prior to 2014. Accession details are incomplete or absent.

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.

Title
Early American Newspaper Collection
Status
unprocessed
Author
Angela Kroeger
Date
2014-12-04
Description rules
Description based on DACS
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046