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Baltimore News American Collection

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Abstract

Title:
Baltimore News American Collection
Author/Creator:
News American
Collection number:
2009-58
Size:
16.00 linear feet and 85 items
Bulk dates:
1930-1973
Inclusive dates:
1773-2006
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Hornbake Library, Maryland Room, College Park, Maryland 20742; Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709. Email: rarebooks@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Baltimore News American Collection consists of materials that document the long history of the News American and its predecessors. The News American traced its lineage back to Baltimore's first newspaper, the Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser, which was started by William Goddard on August 20, 1773. However, historically, the connection between the two newspapers is ambiguous. Instead, the likely origins of the News American date to May 14, 1799, when Alexander Martin launched the American and Daily Advertiser. The collection dates from 1773-2006 with the bulk of material dating 1930-1973. It includes many different types of materials, such as newspaper clippings, library files, correspondence, scrapbooks, unpublished and published manuscripts and employee newsletters. Prominent individuals documented in the collection include H.L. Mencken, Frank A. Munsey, R.P. Hariss, William Randolph Hearst, Sr., William Randolph, Hearst, Jr. and John Steadman. Additional materials of interest, include information about the News American's Bicentennial Celebration, the demise of the News American, history of the News American buildings and scrapbooks from the 1930's to the 1940's including items that contain editorial commentary and the perspectives of William Randolph Hearst, Sr.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Baltimore News American Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

None

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The News American was a Baltimore, Maryland daily newspaper whose lineage historians trace to Alexander Martin's American and Daily Advertiser (1799), but during its existence it often made institutional claims that it was a direct descendant of Maryland's first newspaper, William Goddard's Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser (1773). In addition, during the News American's long existence the newspaper and its predecessors experienced a number of consolidations as a result of business mergers resulting in new ownership and title changes. In the 20th century, one of the most influential owners in the history of the News American was William Randolph Hearst, Sr. During the majority of the years that Hearst owned the News American (1923-1986), the newspaper remained the largest newspaper in Baltimore based on circulation, but by the end of the 20th century, multiple challenges combined to undermine the economic sustainability of the News American. As a result on May 27, 1986 the newspaper was closed.

The News American was a Baltimore, Maryland daily newspaper that according to institutionalized folklore was published under a variety of titles for 214 years. The News American claimed to trace its lineage back to Baltimore's first newspaper, the Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser, begun by William Goddard on August 20, 1773. Under the leadership of William Goddard's sister, Mary Katherine Goddard, the newspaper became the first to print the Declaration of Independence with the names of its signatories. In A. Rachel Minick's, A History of Printing in Maryland 1791-1800, which is the definitive academic study about the history of early Maryland printing, the author found that in the 1790's Goddard's newspaper passed through several proprietors and ultimately ceased publication on June 29, 1797. On May 14, 1799, Alexander Martin, a former partner of William Pechin, who once wrote for the old Maryland Journal, begun a new publication called the American and Daily Advertiser, which is likely the true originator of the News American newspaper. In 1814 a descendant of the American and Daily Advertiser, called the American & Commercial Advertiser, became the first publication in the nation to print Francis Scott Key's ''The Defence of Fort McHenry,'' which later became better known as The Star Spangled Banner.

During it's nearly 200 year existence the newspaper experienced a number of consolidations as a result of business mergers. Some notable newspaper titles in the history of the newspaper include the Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser (1857-1861) which was sometimes published under the title of the Baltimore American, the American and Commercial Advertiser (January 1-August 1858) and the American and Commercial Advertiser (1862-1869). Under Fulton's leadership these newspaper titles were among the few major Baltimore newspapers to be pro-Union during the American Civil War. Other important nineteenth century predecessors to the News American newspapers were: Charles Carroll Fulton and General Felix Angus's Baltimore American (1883), Edmond V. Hermanage's Evening News (1872) which was Baltimore's first successful evening newspaper, and Charles Grasty's progressive Baltimore News (1892), where H. L. Mencken, the well known Sun journalist, briefly worked as an editor. The late nineteenth century, also began the rivalry between the News American and the Sun that would help to shape the history of Baltimore journalism into the 20th century. The Sun, while having a strong readership among the general masses also increasingly gained a reputation as the newspaper of choice for Baltimore's elites. In contrast, the News American, and its predecessors beginning with the Baltimore News, began to be viewed, first as a progressive newspaper, and later, as a populist paper, which resonated with Baltimore's working-class and ethnic minorities.

In 1908, Frank A. Munsey bought the evening Baltimore News from General Felix Angus, and in 1920 he purchased the morning Baltimore American. Three years later, Munsey decided to sell both papers to newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Sr., Hearst, who helped to introduce to the News American's predecessors a tabloid journalism sensibility. The newspaper published many stories about crime and violence, as well as emphasizing visual elements such as photographs and large attention grabbing headlines. In 1928, the Baltimore American, a morning newspaper was discontinued, but the name was continued as a Sunday newspaper. Also, in 1928, the Baltimore News gained the circulation lead over the rival Sun papers, which it held until the American's decline beginning in the late 1970's. In 1934 the Hearst Corporation bought the Baltimore Post from the Scripps-Howard Newspaper Syndicate, to form the Baltimore News and the Baltimore Post and in 1936 the company merged the two titles to form the Baltimore News-Post. The last newspaper title change in the history of the News American occurred on January 13, 1964 when the Baltimore News-Post and its Sunday edition, the Baltimore American, merged to form the News American.

For most of the 1970's, the News American continued to lead the Sun in circulation. In addition, in 1973 the newspaper reached a major milestone and celebrated its bicentennial anniversary. But the 1970's, also signaled the beginning of the end for the News American. A number of social and economic factors, such as the rise of television, a demographic shift of Baltimoreans from the city to the suburbs, Baltimore's stagnant economy, and the loss of blue-collar manufacturing jobs contributed to the News American's demise. These issues, combined with the decline of evening newspapers in most U.S. markets, and internal management and labor related problems at the newspaper, effectively formed a barrier to the News American's long-term survival. During the 1980's, the difficulties facing the News American intensified and the Hearst Corporation, unable to find a buyer, decided to close the newspaper. On May 27, 1986, the News American published its last edition and shut its doors.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Baltimore News American Collection consists of materials that document the history of the News American and its predecessors. The collection dates from 1773-2006 with the bulk of material dating between 1930 and 1973. It includes newspaper clippings, library files, correspondence, scrapbooks, unpublished and published manuscripts, editorial style guides, subscriber materials, an oral history, employee newsletters, and original newspapers. Prominent individuals documented in the collection include H.L. Mencken, Frank A. Munsey, R. P. Hariss, William Randolph Hearst, Sr., William Randolph Hearst, Jr., Millicent Hearst (wife of William Randolph Hearst, Sr.,) and John Steadman. Additional materials of interest include information about the News American's Bicentennial Celebration, women journalists, the demise of the News American, News American buildings and scrapbooks from the 1930's to the 1940's, some of which contain commentary from William Randolph Hearst, Sr., and his editorial staff.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

In 1986, after the closure of the News American, the Hearst Corporation donated the newspaper's library and clippings morgue to the University of Maryland College Park. The materials received included over 1.5 million photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, original newspapers, scrapbooks and library files. The material in this collection derives from the library files, original newspapers and scrapbooks.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Glynnis G. Gilbert, August 2008.

Processing note:

Materials in this collection were formed from a variety of files found throughout the larger photographic collection and hence there was no discernable original order arrangement. Some material had been collected by the News American's librarian, Earl Pruce. The arrangement of the collection was largely determined by the processing archivist. Series were created that reflect the type and subject of the materials. Within the series, materials are arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the creating newspaper when possible and then by subject matter. Materials that span several newspaper title changes are listed at the end of each series and are alphabetically arranged by subject. Due to the numerous newspaper title changes over the history of the News American, some early material (pre-1934) items were placed in Baltimore News-Post folders in order to facilitate processing. Folders labeled General are listed first and then the rest of the folders on the same level follow alphabetically. Additionally, all material was placed in acid-free folders and boxes, staples and metal paper clips were removed and newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper; the originals discarded. Oversize items, which were too large to adequately photocopy, were housed in oversize boxes with a separation sheet marking the original location of each item.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Glynnis G. Gilbert, February 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative History, 1924-1981 and undated (5.00 linear feet)

This series contains materials from both the Baltimore News-Post and the News American, as well as some items from earlier newspapers such as the Baltimore News. The series contains material such as editorial style guides, calendars, subscriber materials, employee contests, and the employee newsletters: Hell Box,Newsposter,No Name, and Types and Faces. In addition, this series has the agreement and scale of wages, retirement policy documents and other materials from the News Union of Baltimore. Beginning under the leadership of head librarian Earl Pruce, the News American library from 1954-1986 gathered a range of administrative and internally created research material in the form of notes documenting the social and business history of the institution, with an emphasis on learning about the origins of the newspaper. Much of this material was retained in order to form the library files (general) and the library files (research materials) in this series. Another item of interest is an obituary logbook the newspaper used to record the deaths of individuals in the local community. Arrangement is alphabetical by title of paper, and then alphabetical by subject. Folders labeled General are listed first and then the rest of the folders on the same level follow alphabetically. Material that could not be associated with a specific newspaper or spanned across several newspaper titles is listed at the end of the series in alphabetical order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Baltimore News -- General, 1924 series 1box 1folder 1
Baltimore News-Post -- Advertising/Publicity, 1950s series 1box 1folder 2
Baltimore News-Post -- Calendars, 1959-1964 series 1box 1folder 3
Baltimore News-Post -- Directories, 1947-1960s series 1box 1folder 4
Baltimore News-Post -- Editorial Style Guide, 1957 and undated series 1box 1folder 5
Baltimore News-Post -- Employee Pamphlets, 1948-1963 series 1box 1folder 6
Baltimore News-Post -- Newsletter -- Newsposter (Includes Oversize 1), 1962-1964 series 1box 1folder 7
Baltimore News-Post -- News Union of Baltimore -- General, 1951 series 1box 1folder 8
Baltimore News-Post -- News Union of Baltimore -- Agreement and Scale of Wages, 1945-1962 series 1box 1folder 9
Baltimore News-Post -- Subscriber Materials, 1962 series 1box 1folder 10
News American -- Calendars, 1966-1976 series 1box 1folder 11
News American -- Editorial Style Guide, 1973 series 1box 1folder 12
News American -- Employee Pamphlets, 1966 series 1box 1folder 13
News American -- Newsletters -- Hell Box (Oversize Only 2), 1966-1969 series 1box 1folder 14
News American -- Newsletters -- Newsposter and Types and Faces (Includes Oversize 1), 1964-1981 series 1box 1folder 15
News American -- Newsletters -- No Name Newsletter, 1978 series 1box 2folder 1
News American -- News Union of Baltimore -- General, 1940s-1970s series 1box 2folder 2
News American -- News Union of Baltimore -- General, 1960s-1970s series 1box 2folder 3
News American -- News Union of Baltimore -- Agreement and Scale of Wages, 1965-1980 series 1box 2folder 4
News American -- News Union of Baltimore -- Retirement Plan, 1966-1968 series 1box 2folder 5
News American -- Subscriber Materials, 1970-1972 series 1box 2folder 6
News American -- Tour Kit, 1960s series 1box 2folder 7
Hearst Corporation -- Look Out for Libel !, 1934 series 1box 2folder 8
Hearst Newspapers -- Employee Contests, 1956 and undated series 1box 2folder 9
Hearst Newspapers -- Honor Roll of Hearst Newspapers Writers and Photographers, 1962-1963 series 1box 2folder 10
Hearst Newspapers -- Tournament of Orators, 1950 series 1box 2folder 11
Letterhead, undated series 1box 2folder 12
Library Files -- General, circa 1954-1986 series 1box 2folder 13
Library Files -- General, circa 1954-1986 series 1box 2folder 14
Library Files -- General, circa 1954-1986 series 1box 2folder 15
Library Files -- Research Materials, circa 1954-1986 series 1box 3folder 1
Masthead, 1970s and undated series 1box 3folder 2
Obituary Logbook, 1960-1969 series 1box 3folder 3

Series 2: Newspaper History, 1875-2006 and undated (4.25 linear feet)

This series contains materials that document the history of the News American and its predecessors. Items include manuscripts about the history of the newspaper (published and unpublished narratives), newspaper clippings, oral histories, and subscriber lists (1773). In addition, the collection includes documents concerning H.L. Mencken, Frank A. Munsey, R.P. Hariss and the Bicentennial Celebration. The bulk of the clippings are about the history of the Baltimore News-Post and News American as it was described in these publications, as well as in other publications including the Sun. Also, a significant amount of newspaper clippings in the series contain biographical articles about journalists, editors and managers who worked for the paper. The series also houses information about Baltimore's early women journalists, the transfer of the Baltimore News American Collection to various archival repositories and the decline of the News American. Arrangement is alphabetical by newspaper title and then by subject. Folders labeled General are listed first and then the rest of the folders on the same level follow alphabetically. Material that could not be associated with a specific newspaper or spanned across several newspaper titles is listed at the end of the series in alphabetical order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Baltimore News -- Manuscripts -- History of the News, 1887-1888 series 2box 3folder 4
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- General, 1907-1919 series 2box 3folder 5
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- General, 1920s series 2box 3folder 6
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- General, 1930s series 2box 3folder 7
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- General (Includes Oversize 3), 1940s series 2box 3folder 8
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- General (Includes Oversize 3), 1950s series 2box 3folder 9
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- General (Includes Oversize 3), 1960-1964 series 2box 3folder 10
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- Staff -- General, 1940s series 2box 3folder 11
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- Staff -- General, 1950s series 2box 3folder 12
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- Staff -- General, 1960-1964 series 2box 3folder 13
Baltimore News-Post -- Clipping -- Staff -- Management, 1920s-1963 and undated series 2box 3folder 14
Baltimore News-Post -- Manuscript -- A Chronological History of the Baltimore News-Post, undated series 2box 3folder 15
Baltimore News-Post -- Manuscript -- A History of the Baltimore News-Post, undated series 2box 4folder 1
Baltimore News-Post -- Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1913-1968 series 2box 4folder 2
News American -- Awards and Congratulation Letters, 1949-1973 and undated series 2box 4folder 3
News American -- Bicentennial Celebration -- General, 1970s series 2box 4folder 4
News American -- Bicentennial Celebration -- Clippings, 1970s series 2box 4folder 5
News American -- Bicentennial Celebration -- Research Materials, 1970s series 2box 4folder 6
News American -- Bicentennial Celebration -- Research Materials, 1970s series 2box 5folder 1
News American -- Bicentennial Celebration -- Research Materials, 1970s series 2box 5folder 2
News American -- Clippings -- General (Includes Oversize 3), 1964-1969 series 2box 5folder 3
News American -- Clippings -- General (Includes Oversize 3), 1970s series 2box 5folder 4
News American -- Clippings -- General, 1980s series 2box 5folder 5
News American -- Clippings -- Staff -- General, 1964-1969 series 2box 5folder 6
News American -- Clippings -- Staff -- General, 1970s series 2box 5folder 7
News American -- Clippings -- Staff -- General, 1980s series 2box 5folder 8
News American -- Clippings -- Staff -- Management, 1966-1984 series 2box 5folder 9
News American -- Interviews -- Hariss, R.P., 1978 series 2box 5folder 10
News American -- Manuscripts -- A Chronological History of the Baltimore American, undated series 2box 5folder 11
News American -- Manuscripts -- A Chronological History of the Baltimore News American, undated series 2box 5folder 12
News American -- Manuscripts -- An Objective History of the Baltimore American 1773-1968, 1968 series 2box 5folder 13
News American -- Notes, circa 1954-1986 series 2box 5folder 14
News American -- Notes, circa 1954-1986 series 2box 6folder 1
News American -- Notes, circa 1954-1986 series 2box 6folder 2
News American -- Notes, circa 1954-1986 series 2box 6folder 3
News American -- Pratt Library Resources, undated series 2box 6folder 4
Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser -- Facsimile, 1773 series 2box 6folder 5
Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser -- Subscriber Lists 1773, undated series 2box 6folder 6
Sun -- Clippings -- General, 1950s series 2box 6folder 7
Sun -- Clippings -- General, 1960s series 2box 6folder 8
Sun -- Clippings -- General, 1970s series 2box 6folder 9
Sun -- Clippings -- General, 1980s series 2box 6folder 10
Sun -- Clippings -- General, 1990s series 2box 6folder 11
Sun -- Clippings -- Baltimore News Post/ News American Staff, 1950s series 2box 6folder 12
Sun -- Clippings -- Baltimore News Post/ News American Staff, 1960s series 2box 6folder 13
Sun -- Clippings -- Baltimore News Post/ News American Staff, 1980s series 2box 6folder 14
Sun -- Clippings -- Baltimore News Post/ News American Staff, 1990s series 2box 6folder 15
Sun -- Clippings -- Baltimore News Post/ News American Staff, 2000s series 2box 6folder 16
Clippings -- Baltimore News-Post/ News American Buildings, 1875-2000s series 2box 7folder 1
Clippings -- Baltimore News-Post/News American -- Transfer of Library Materials to Archival Repositories, 1962-1987 series 2box 7folder 2
Clippings -- Demise of the News American and its Aftermath, 1972-1991 series 2box 7folder 3
Clippings -- Early Baltimore Women Journalists, 1907-1970 series 2box 7folder 4
Clippings -- Munsey, Frank Andrew, 1905-1920s series 2box 7folder 5
Clippings -- Munsey, Frank Andrew, 1904-1920s series 2box 7folder 6
Clippings -- Other Magazine and Newspapers (Includes Oversize 3), 1890-2000s series 2box 7folder 7
Clippings -- Steadman, John Francis, 1986-2001 series 2box 7folder 8
Clippings -- Unknown Publications, undated series 2box 7folder 9
Hearst Newspapers -- Preliminary Obituary of Millicent Hearst (wife of William Randolph Hearst,Sr.,), 1964 series 2box 7folder 10

Series 3: Publications, 1882 -1980 and undated (.75 linear feet)

This series contains publications created by the newspaper. Materials relate to advertising and publicity, sport schedules and how to teach using the Baltimore News-Post and the News American as educational aides in the classroom. In addition, the series houses documents from the Fashion Congress of America, the Freedom Train and a miniature newspaper from 1882. The series also contains article complications, which are newspaper articles and essays that were later compiled and published in pamphlet form (spans multiple newspaper titles). In addition, this series contains publications written by William Randolph Hearst, Sr., and William Randolph Hearst Jr. Arrangement of the series is alphabetical by newspaper title and then by subject. Folders labeled General are listed first and then the rest of the folders on the same level follow alphabetically. Material that could not be associated with a specific newspaper or spanned several title changes is listed at the end of the series in alphabetical order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Baltimore News -- General, 1965-1967 series 3box 7folder 11
Baltimore News -- Miniature Newspaper, 1882 series 3box 7folder 12
Baltimore News-Post -- General, 1934-1937 and undated series 3box 7folder 13
Baltimore News-Post -- Advertising/Publicity, 1960-1962 series 3box 7folder 14
Baltimore News-Post -- Documents from the Freedom Train, undated series 3box 8folder 1
Baltimore News-Post -- Fashion Congress of America, undated series 3box 8folder 2
Baltimore News-Post -- Sports Schedules, 1954 series 3box 8folder 3
News American -- Teaching Aid (Includes Oversize 3), 1966 series 3box 8folder 4
News American -- General, 1965-1967 series 3box 8folder 5
News American -- Advertising/Publicity, 1965-1969 series 3box 8folder 6
News American -- Sports Schedules, 1960-1972 series 3box 8folder 7
Baltimore News-Post -- Teaching Aid, 1961-1964 series 3box 8folder 8
Article Compilations, 1966 and undated series 3box 8folder 9
Baltimore Press Club -- Silver Jubilee, 1934 series 3box 8folder 10
Baltimore Typographical Union -- Union Bulletin, 1973 series 3box 8folder 11
Hearst Corporation -- General, 1983 series 3box 8folder 12
Hearst Newspapers -- General, 1956 series 3box 8folder 13
Hearst, William Randolph, Jr., 1969-1980 series 3box 8folder 14
Hearst, William Randolph, Sr., 1927-1929 series 3box 8folder 15
Hearst, William Randolph, Sr. -- Song of the River (poem), 1941 series 3box 8folder 16
News Union of Baltimore -- Union News, 1970s series 3box 8folder 17

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1930s-1940s (6.00 linear feet)

The scrapbook series consists of approximately nineteen items, which date from the mid-1930s to mid-1940s. The majority of the volumes contain thank-you and other types of letters of appreciation praising various activities undertaken by the Baltimore News-Post. Two volumes contain thank-you letters pertaining to the newspaper's civic advocacy through its ''Mr. Fixit'' column. Scrapbooks containing thank-you letters reflect some of the political and social concerns of Americans (especially those on the home front) before, during and after World War II. There are also four volumes of ''In the News,'' a nationally syndicated column written by William Randolph Hearst, Sr., and his editorial staff. In addition, three volumes (two of them are ''In the News'') contain some editorial memos/telegraphs sent by Hearst to his newspaper editors around the country. Arrangement of the series is alphabetical by subject and then by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings -- Hearst editorial commentary, 1946 series 4box 9folder 1
"In the News" -- Hearst editorial commentary, 1940 series 4box 10folder 1
"In the News", November 1940 - January 1941 series 4box 11folder 1
"In the News", August 9 1940 - November 2 1940 series 4box 12folder 1
"In the News" -- Hearst editorial commentary, 1942 series 4box 13folder 1
"Mr. Fixit", 1930s-1940s series 4box 14folder 1
"Mr. Fixit", 1930s-1940s series 4box 15folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1935-1936 series 4box 16folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1935-1936 series 4box 17folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1937-1938 series 4box 18folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1938-1939 series 4box 19folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1939 series 4box 20folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1939-1940 series 4box 21folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1939-1945 series 4box 22folder 1
Thank-you Letters, August 1940 - January 1941 series 4box 23folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1941 series 4box 24folder 1
Thank-you Letters, June 1941 - August 1942 series 4box 25folder 1
Thank-you Letters, November 20 1943 - October 19 1944 series 4box 26folder 1
Thank-you Letters, 1944 series 4box 27folder 1

Series 5: Original Newspapers, 1811-1986 and undated (85 items)

This series contains newspapers dating from 1811-1986. The oldest newspaper title included in this series is an American & Commercial Daily Advertiser dated August 14, 1811, while the most recent is a News American dated May 19, 1986. Retained in the series are early newspaper titles, as well as newspapers that have significant headlines concerning world and national and state events such as World War II, the moon landing, the Vietnam War and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy. Additionally, the series contains newspaper titles concerning the city of Baltimore, the state of Maryland, the Preakness, the Baltimore Colts and the Baltimore Orioles. The series is arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the newspaper, then by the date, and then when necessary in alphabetical order by the title of the newspaper headline. The unidentified newspaper title is located at the end of the series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Newspaper issues located elsewhere (Oversize Only: Original Newspaper Boxes: 1-4, 6-8, 13), 1811-1986 series 5box 1folder 1
American & Commercial Daily Advertiser: "Fifty Dollars Reward" (located in Box 8), August 14 1811 series 5box 1folder 1item 1
Baltimore American: "Another Century" (located in Box 8), June 15 1891 series 5box 1folder 1item 2
Baltimore American: "Another Century" (located in Box 8), June 15 1891 series 5box 1folder 1item 3
Baltimore American: "Society in Baltimore & The Counties" (located in Box 12), January 17 1909 series 5box 1folder 1item 4
Baltimore American: "Society in Baltimore & The Counties" (located in Box 12), January 17 1909 series 5box 1folder 1item 5
Baltimore American: "Calendar" (located in Box 13), January 1 1918 series 5box 1folder 1item 6
Baltimore American: "Pictorial Review" (located in Box 12), September 13 1942 series 5box 1folder 1item 7
Baltimore American: "Pictorial Review" (located in Box 12), September 13 1942 series 5box 1folder 1item 8
Baltimore American & Commercial Advertiser: "To Country Merchants" (located in Box 8), May 15 1833 series 5box 1folder 1item 9
Baltimore American & Commercial Advertiser: "City Affairs" (located in Box 8), February 15 1857 series 5box 1folder 1item 10
Baltimore American & Commercial Advertiser: "Congressional Corruption" (located in Box 8), February 21 1857 series 5box 1folder 1item 11
Baltimore News: "Special Supplement:The New Home of the News" (located in Box 8), September 1905 series 5box 1folder 1item 12
Baltimore News: "The Story of Mr. Munsey's Success" (located in Box 13), February 29 1908 series 5box 1folder 1item 13
Baltimore News: "The New Home of the Baltimore News" (located in Box 13), January 24 1910 series 5box 1folder 1item 14
Baltimore News & Baltimore Post: "100,000 Witness Apple Blossom 'Festival of Pink Petals' Today"; Apple Blossom Souvenir Edition (located in Box 12), May 4 1934 series 5box 1folder 1item 15
Baltimore News & Baltimore Post: "Italy Opens War 800 Slain, Report" (located in Box 12), October 3 1935 series 5box 1folder 1item 16
Baltimore News & Baltimore Post: "Declaration of Independence" (located in Box 13), July 3 1963 (reprint of original: July 3 1863) series 5box 1folder 1item 17
Baltimore News-Post: "Apple Blossom Fete Opens" (located in Box 12), May 1 1936 series 5box 1folder 1item 18
Baltimore News-Post: "3,000 Casualties in Hawaii Bombing" (located in Box 3), December 8 1941 series 5box 1folder 1item 19
Baltimore News-Post: "Battleship Wrecked 3,000 Casualties in Hawaii Bombing" (located in Box 3), December 8 1941 series 5box 1folder 1item 20
Baltimore News-Post: "Congress Declares War on Japanese" (located in Box 3), December 8 1941 series 5box 1folder 1item 21
Baltimore News-Post: "U.S. Fleet Pounding Jap Raiders, Report" (located in Box 3), December 8 1941 series 5box 1folder 1item 22
Baltimore News-Post: "War Declared On Japanese By Congress" (located in Box 3), December 8 1941 series 5box 1folder 1item 23
Baltimore News-Post: "Roosevelt Leads in City Returns" (located in Box 3), November 7 1944 series 5box 1folder 1item 24
Baltimore News-Post: "Russ Declare War on Japan" (located in Box 12), August 8 1945 series 5box 1folder 1item 25
Baltimore News-Post: "Japan Ready to Quit on Potsdam Terms if Hirohito Is Retained" (located in Box 12), August 10 1945 series 5box 1folder 1item 26
Baltimore News-Post: "Germany Surrenders" (located in Box 12), May 7 1946 series 5box 1folder 1item 27
Baltimore News-Post: "Gandhi Assassinated" (located in Box 3), January 30 1948 series 5box 1folder 1item 28
Baltimore News-Post: "Welcome Baltimore Orioles" (located in Box 3), April 15 1954 series 5box 1folder 1item 29
Baltimore News-Post: "Let's Go Orioles" (located in Box 3), April 12 1955 series 5box 1folder 1item 30
Baltimore News-Post: "AL Pennant: For the Birds This Year?" (located in Box 3), April 15 1958 series 5box 1folder 1item 31
Baltimore News-Post: "Yeah Colts!" (located in Box 3), September 25 1959 series 5box 1folder 1item 32
Baltimore News-Post: "Hail The Giant Killers" (located in Box 3), December 28 1959 series 5box 1folder 1item 33
Baltimore News-Post: "COL(t)OSSAL: World Champs" (located in Box 3), December 29 1959 series 5box 1folder 1item 34
Baltimore News-Post: "President Kennedy Assassinated In Texas" (located in Box 3), November 22 1963 series 5box 1folder 1item 35
Baltimore News-Post: "President Kennedy Slain By Assassin"; 2 copies (located in Box 3), November 22 1963 series 5box 1folder 1item 36
Baltimore Weekly American: Subscription Ad (located in Box 8), 1878 series 5box 1folder 1item 37
News American: "Ifs Dot Orioles New Look" (located in Box 4), April 16 1964 series 5box 1folder 1item 38
News American: "Looting Continues: New Curfew Decreed" (located in Box 4), April 8 1968 series 5box 1folder 1item 39
News American: "Robert Kennedy Shot, Fighting for his Life" (located in Box 4), June 5 1968 series 5box 1folder 1item 40
News American: "Colts Champs of NFL"; 2 copies (located in Box 4), December 30 1968 series 5box 1folder 1item 41
News American: "Astros Quit the Moon" (located in Box 4), July 21 1969 series 5box 1folder 1item 42
News American: "We Walk on the Moon" (located in Box 4), July 21 1969 series 5box 1folder 1item 43
News American: "We're Champs Again! Oriole Bats Clobber Reds 9 to 3" (located in Box 4), October 15 1970 series 5box 1folder 1item 44
News American: "JFK Assassination is Linked To Six Plots on Castro's Life" (located in Box 4), January 18 1971 series 5box 1folder 1item 45
News American: "Wallace Shot in Laurel" (located in Box 4), May 15 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 46
News American: "Olympics Resumed; 11 Israelis, 5 Arabs Die in Violence"; Front page only; 2 copies (located in Box 1), September 6 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 47
News American: "Agnew 'Pleased' at Talk of Leading Ticket in '76"; Front page only (located in Box 1), December 21 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 48
News American: "Republicans Feud Over '76, Spiro 'Pleased' at Speculation"; Front page only (located in Box 1), December 21 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 49
News American: "A President and Plain Folk From Farms Honor Truman"; Front page only (located in Box 1), December 27 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 50
News American: "Ellsberg, Russia Acquittal Seen As Pentagon Papers Trial Ends" (located in Box 1), May 9 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 51
News American: "Watergate Prosecutor OK Up to Senate--Richardson"; Front page only (located in Box 1), May 9 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 52
News American: "Caulfield Says Dean the Source of Clemency Offer to McCord"; Front page only (located in Box 1), May 23 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 53
News American: "Agnew Calls Charges Lies"; Front page only (located in Box 1), August 8 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 54
News American: "Bicentennial: From Heritage to New Horizons" Original copper plate of front page in curator's office (located in Box 2), August 19 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 55
News American: "Drawing of News American Tree" (located in Box 13), August 19 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 56
News American: "Agnew Resigns" (located in Box 4), October 10 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 57
News American: "President Ford Sworn In" (located in Box 6), August 9 1974 series 5box 1folder 1item 58
News American: "U.S. Quits Vietnam" (located in Box 6), April 29 1975 series 5box 1folder 1item 59
News American: "Mandel Convicted"; 2 copies (located in Box 6), August 23 1977 series 5box 1folder 1item 60
News American: "The Orioles Are Sold" (located in Box 6), August 2 1979 series 5box 1folder 1item 61
News American: "Souvenir Edition: The 1979 Orioles" (located in Box 6), October 3 1979 series 5box 1folder 1item 62
News American: "World Series Guide" (located in Box 6), October 9 1979 series 5box 1folder 1item 63
News American: "Lennon Remembered"; Showplace section only (located in Box 6), December 14 1980 series 5box 1folder 1item 64
News American: "Freedom: Hostages Take Off From Iran" (located in Box 6), January 20 1981 series 5box 1folder 1item 65
News American: "The Reagan Shooting" (located in Box 6), March 31 1981 series 5box 1folder 1item 66
News American: "Preakness Special: Spectacular Kid" (located in Box 6), May 16 1982 series 5box 1folder 1item 67
News American: "Preakness Edition" (located in Box 6), May 20 1983 series 5box 1folder 1item 68
News American: "Give Us The O's!!" (located in Box 7), October 17 1983 series 5box 1folder 1item 69
News American: "They're Gone" (located in Box 7), March 29 1984 series 5box 1folder 1item 70
News American: "Assembly Enacts Day Shoreline Protection Bill" (located in Box 7), April 8 1984 series 5box 1folder 1item 71
News American: "The Preakness" (located in Box 7), May 17 1985 series 5box 1folder 1item 72
News American: "Fireball" (located in Box 7), January 29 1986 series 5box 1folder 1item 73
News American: "Preakness Special" (located in Box 7), May 16 1986 series 5box 1folder 1item 74
News American: "Pride Lost in Caribbean" (located in Box 7), May 19 1986 series 5box 1folder 1item 75
News American: "Bicentennial" (located in Box 1), August 20 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 76
News American: "Bicentennial" (located in Box 2), August 20 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 77
News American: Advertisement (located in Box 13), undated series 5box 1folder 1item 78
News American (Extra): "25 Years: TV Ends Its First Quarter Century" (located in Box 1), September 10 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 79
News American (Extra):"August 20, 1773 Bicentennial Edition" (located in Box 2), August 19 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 80
News American (Extra):"News American-200 Years" (located in Box 1), August 19 1973 series 5box 1folder 1item 81
News American (Maryland Living): "Defenders Day Commemorative Issue" (located in Box 1), September 7 1969 series 5box 1folder 1item 82
News American (Sports Special):"Super Colts Go For Jackpot" (located in Box 4), December 29 1968 series 5box 1folder 1item 83
News American (Supplement):"Revolution of the 70's Women's Liberation" (located in Box 1), June 18 1972 series 5box 1folder 1item 84
Unknown Newspaper: Newspaper articles welcoming Mr. Munsey to Baltimore (located in Box 13), November 30 1908/1920 series 5box 1folder 1item 85

Related Material

The largest related collection is the Baltimore News American Photographic Collection, which contains over 1.5 million photographs and is housed in the Marylandia and Rare Books Collection at the R. Lee Hornbake Library, located at the University of Maryland, College Park. The department also houses the News American clipping morgue. Other related collections also housed in the Marylandia and Rare Books Collection include: the News American microfilm (call number: AN41.16.A41 holdings 1964-1986). Baltimore News-Post microfilm (call number: AN41.16.B2 holdings 1946-1964), Baltimore Daily News (call number AN41.16.B18 holdings 1885-1892) and Baltimore News (call number: AN41.16.B18 holdings 1897-1899). In addition, the Marylandia and Rare Books Collection holds related material such as a journalism thesis, ''The Decline and Fall of the Baltimore News American'' written by Paul Scott Girsdansky (call number: Maryland Thesis LD3231.M70m Girsdansky, P. S.), as well as News American reporter Christopher Joynes's unprocessed scrapbooks. Also, the Felix Agnus Papers (90-265) and the Louise Malloy Papers (75-25) in the University of Maryland's Archives and Manuscript Collection contain information from a publisher and reporter of the Baltimore American. Some materials related to the Baltimore News American Collection are also housed at the Albin O.Kuhn Library and Gallery within the Special Collections department, which is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Additionally, a University of Maryland online exhibit contains a partial list of the historical title changes of the News American.

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