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19th Century Newspaper Collection

Identifier: MS-0174

Scope and Contents

The 19th Century Newspaper Collection consists of miscellaneous issues of various American newspapers published during the nineteenth century. Part of the collection was used as a teaching tool at San Diego State University by two professors of communications in their respective classes: Barbara Hartung, Ph.D., now professor emerita, and Diane L. Borden, Ph.D. Other miscellaneous issues have been added to this core collection. The collection dates from 1803 to 1898.


  • Creation: 1803-1898

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.


3.20 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

Boxes 1-3 are filed by state of origin, then alphabetically by newspaper title. Box 4 consists of issues of The New York Mirror filed chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Diane Borden, Ph.D.

Accruals and Additions


19th Century Newspaper Collection
Viktoria Nikolova
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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San Diego CA 92182-8050 US