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A Guide to the

Miscellaneous Historical Newspapers Collection , 1788-1828


Compiled by: Gabriel Camut, May 2010

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Miscellaneous Historical Newspapers Collection, 1788-1828

Collection No.: SC# NEWS

Creator: Various

Extent: One newspaper box; x 1.73 linear feet; 1" x 20.75" x 24.50"

Language: English


The Miscellaneous Historical Newspapers Collection, 1788-1828, consists of one newspaper box (1.73 linear feet), containing twelve newspaper issues from nine Early American newspapers.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation: 

[Identification of Item], the Miscellaneous Historical Newspapers Collection, 1788-1828, SC# NEWS, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information:

This collection was transferred from the Madison Center at James Madison University to Special Collections in Carrier Library in February 2010 prior to the Center's closing that summer.


This collection may receive accruals of other miscelleneous historical newspapers should circumstances so warrant.

Historical Note

The items in this collection were transferred from the James Madison Center for Liberty & Learning, which was founded in 1999 to honor the legacy of the nation's fourth President and Father of the United States Constitution. Prior to its closing in 2010, the Center served as a repository for information on Madison's life and times (1751-1836) as well as that of the Federalist Era. The Center annually offered seminars, workshops, internships and other professional opportunities for K-12 students, teachers, and members of the community.  The Center also played a role in a variety of campus special events including Constitution Day, Madison Week, the Centennial celebrations, and the Jamestown 2007 commemorations.  On March 4, 2009 as part of the bicentennial commemorations of James Madison’s presidency, the Center published Liberty & Learning: The Essential James Madison.

Scope and Content

The Miscellaneous Historical Newspapers Collection, 1788-1828, consists of one newspaper box (1.73 linear feet), containing twelve newspaper issues from nine Early American newspapers.


The collection is arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.

Related Material

See also the John A. Sawhill Collection, 1756-1848, which contains two issues of the London newspaper the Whitehall Evening Post from the years 1756 and 1775, which reflect the prevailing British perspective on world events at the time.



Boston Gazette

February 16, 1809

March 26, 1810

v.25, no. 48

v. 42, no. 26

Columbian Centinal

November 20, 1811

December 13, 1815

no. 2282

no. 3306

The Connecticut Courant July 22, 1799 v. 34, no. 1800 TCC
Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser August 5, 1793 no. 4533 DADA
Independent Chronicle

July 19, 1813

September 25, 1815

v. 45, no. 3387

v. 47, no. 5393

The Independent Gazetteer, or, The Chronicle of Freedom April 30, 1788 v. 7, no. 743 IG
National Intelligencer April 16, 1810 v. 10, no. 1465 NI
New-England Palladium March 26, 1802 v. 19, no. 25 NEP
New York American December 30, 1828 v. 9, no. 827 NYA
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