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Some Highlights of the Collection
American newspapers published some of the great writers and historical figures of the late nineteenth and twentieth century, and because the Repository's collection contains what are apparently the only surviving long runs of papers such as the New York World, the New York Tribune and Herald Tribune, and the Chicago Tribune (among others), we have the only extant "first editions" and original copies of work by H.L. Mencken, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, E.B. White, Joseph Mitchell, James M. Cain, Zona Gale, Israel Zangwill, Alexander Woollcott, Deems Taylor, Leo Tolstoy, Walter Lippman, P.G. Wodehouse, Frances Hodgsen Burnett, Joel Chandler Harris, Ida Tarbell, Grover Cleveland, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, Gertrude Atherton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells, E.F. Benson, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Alexander Graham Bell, William Jennings Bryan, Heywood Broun, Rebecca West, Don Marquis, and Robert Frost.
     O.Henry was a staff writer for the World; almost all of his stories were first published there, often with illustrations. Hugh Lofting's Dr. Dolittle was published in the Magazine and Story Section of the New York Tribune with Lofting's illustrations. Stephen Crane was a crime reporter for the New York Tribune; Ring Lardner was a columnist and sports reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Theodore Dreiser wrote a column called "Heard in the Corridors" for the St. Louis Globe Democrat. There are pages missing from the microfilm that contain Dreiser's column; we have them.
      The Repository is in effect an enormous archive of rotogravure photography. There are thousands upon thousands of photographs of minor and major historical figures--scenes of war, childhood, architecture, celebration, crime, and fashion--printed with a tonal depth that modern printing methods seldom equal. The Yiddish Forward, The New York Times, and the New York Herald Tribune are particularly rich sources of rotogravure images.
      The Repository holds rare or unique runs of many immigrant newspapers--the Irish World, the Yiddish Forward, the Greek Atlantis, and the Armenian Hairenik--and political papers such as the Daily Worker. One of the advantages of having a diversity of titles in one place is that a researcher can compare, for example, the very different coverage of VE-Day in mainline papers such as the Herald Tribune and in alternative papers such as the Worker.
     The World published the first crossword puzzles, in a little insert called "Fun." There are needlepoint patterns, Easter egg transfers, and a profusion of children's games and activities that exist only here.
     The World published sheet music by composers such as George M. Cohan, and the newspaper hired illustrators from around the world to draw scenes of New York life. At the turn of the century the paper regularly published the work of cartoonists such as Outcault, Bush, Herriman, and Cory; the twenties caricatures Al Frueh exist here in their original published form. The full color reproductions of paintings that appeared in the New York Tribune are invaluable as a visual history of the artistic taste of the early twentieth century.

Please Help
Since o
ur work is volunteered, the yearly rent of $26,000 is our main expense. If you believe that published work of this singular rarity and historical value ought to be preserved in its original form for the delight and edification of all, please consider a contribution to the American Newspaper Repository.

List of Titles
Most of the titles
in the collection come from the British Library.

Die Arbeiter Zeitung (New York) 1894-1902 Advance (New York) 1921-1928
America (Cleveland, Ohio) 1940-41, 1957-67
America (Philadelphia) 1920-1973
American Lumberman (Chicago) 1917-1920
Americki Hrvatski Glasnik (Chicago) 1954-1955
Amerika (New York) 1946-1951
Argonaut (San Francisco) 1901-1906
Atlantis (New York) 1895-1944
Atlantis (New York) 1910-1932
Barrons (Boston) 1926-1946
Byelarus (New York) 1952; 1962
Cement and Engineering News
     (Chicago) 1904-1909
Chicago Tribune 1888-1958
Churchman (New York) 1893-1914
Clay Worker (Indianapolis) 1887-1909
Combustion (Brattleboro, Vermont) 1924-1931 Commerce and Finance (New York)
     1915-20; 1926-28
Commonweal (New York) 1925-1928; 1942-49;      1955-74
Czas (New York) 1951-1973
Daily Worker (New York) 1943-1955
Danica (Chicago) 1960-1973
Decorator and Furnisher (New York) 1882-1888
Dielli (Boston) 1909-15; 1954; 1969-71
Dnipro (Trenton, New Jersey) 1925-1942
Draugas (Chicago) 1947-1953
Dziennik Dla Wszystkich (Buffalo, New York)
     1942; 1951-1955
Dziennik Polski (Detroit) 1947-1950
Electric Railway Review (Chicago) 1904-1908
Electrical Merchandising (1937-1955)
Ethnikos Kerux (New York) 1929-1946
Forbes (New York) 1941-1954
Forward (New York) 1917-1975
France Amerique (New York) 1943-1953
Freie Arbeiter Stimme (New York) 1960-1962
Fur Trade Review (New York) 1923-1938
Gaelic American (New York) 1916-1919
Golden Days (Philadelphia) 1880-1902
Hairenik (Boston) 1945-1954
Hontalan Magyar Kultura (Cleveland, Ohio) 1949-
     1955; 1961-68
Irish World (New York) 1880-1946
Iron Age (New York) 1889-1908
Journal of Commerce (New York) 1947-1958
Katolik (Chicago) 1961-1973
l'Adunata dei Refrattari (New York) 1928-1969
l'Italia (San Francisco) 1944
Labour Action (New York) 1942-1958
Las Novdades (New York) 1889-1898
Machinery (New York) 1904; 1911
Magyar Szabadsag Passaic (New Jersey)
Magyarsag (Pittsburgh) 1957-1965
Militant (New York) 1938-1973
Motorship (New York) 1919-21; 1924-27
Narodna Volya (Scranton, Pennsylvania) 1934-39;      1948-73
Narodne Noviny (Pittsburgh) 1951-52
Narodne Slovo (Pittsburgh) 1936-39; 1948-73
Nasa Nada (Chicago) 1961-1973
National Herald (New York) 1921-1939
New Republic (New York) 1913-1984
New York American (New York) 1916-1918
New York Tribune and Herald-Tribune
     (New York) 1866-1966
New York Times (New York) 1915-1958
New York Liste (New York) 1945-1947
Newsweek (Dayton, Ohio) 1939-1967
Northwestern Miller (Minneapolis) 1918-1922
Novoye Russkoye Slovo (New York) 1920-21; 1944-1968
Nowy Swiat (New York) 1935-1954
Occident (Chicago) 1885-1895
Patryota (Philadelphia) 1955
Pittsburgh Dispatch (Pittsburgh) 1894-1895
Polish American (Scranton, Pennsylvania) 1950-1955
Polish Weekly (Jersey City, New Jersey) 1949-1955
Pycckhn Rodoc (New York) 1949
Radnicka Borba (Cleveland, Ohio) 1961-1970
Robotink Polski (New York) 1942-1964
Russian Life (San Francisco) 1964-1969
Saturday Review (New York) 1924-1972
Sloboda (Chicago) 1952-1973
Slovak Amerike (New York) 1945-47; 1967-73
Solia (Detroit, Michigan) 1954-1972
Spectator (New York) 1915-17; 1930-32
St. Louis Globe Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri) 1888-1898
Standard (New York) 1887-1892
Straz (Scranton, Pennsylvania) 1951-1957
Street and Smith's New York Weekly (New York) 1904-1915
Street Railway Journal (New York) 1884-1909
Sunday School Times (Philadelphia) 1900-1908
Svoboda (Jersey City, New Jersey) 1920-1971
Szabar Magyarsag (New York) 1959-1962
Textile World Journal (New York) 1919-1921
Transit Journal News (New York) 1936-1942
Tygodnik Polski (New York) 1943-1947
Ukrainian Life (Chicago) 1956-1973
Ukrainian Prometheus (Detroit, Michigan) 1952-1958
United Irishman (New York) 1885-1910
USA Today 1992- (unsorted), donated by Dan MacKenzie
Vienybe Lietuvninku (New York) 1890-1940; 1946-54
Way (Philadelphia) 1952-1973
Worker (New York) 1943-1968
Workers Vanguard (New York) 1974-76; 1986-87
World (New York) 1866-1882; 1898-1930






          Chicago Tribune, 1923






     A. Kacyzna, detail from "Portraits of Pinsk, Poland,"
     Forward, October 19, 1924



     M. Kipnis, "On a Park Bench in Warsaw,"
     Forward, November 16, 1924







     Atlantis, August 1919



              Dnipro (Ukrainian paper), January 1, 1941


      Solia, December 23, 1956


    The Worker, January 1, 1967