Notes Regarding the Newspaper Collection
Issues of these newspapers still remaining in the 1960’s were microfilmed then. We should be grateful that most of the collection survived, to be saved on film, but there are some points to remember when looking for a specific item.
The paper often contained more pages than those on microfilm. This is seen when an article from page one is said to be continued on page four, but it is found on the next page. There may be a notation on the front page of 10 pages, but only 4 exist on microfilm. It is impossible to tell how many pages might be missing, since there was no page numbering in the years of papers indexed.
Within the range of the Newspaper index, a list of those issues totally missing is below.
As with the index, the publication date is in the format as yyyy-mm-dd
Missing Issues (In the Range of the Index)
ªIssues not on microfilm,
but available only as scans at the Richland County History Room.
None missing, but
4 issues were published,
1881-05-13 to 1881-06-03
Jan 3, 1884 and 1885.
Only one issue,
34 issues between
Special note regarding "Newly found" newspapers.
When the Newspaper Index was sorted by publication date a list was generated of "missing issues." This list reflects information only available on microfilm. The Richland County History Room compared their inventory of original papers against the missing issues list. Thus, “newly found” papers were discovered.
During a visit to
At this time, the only copies of these editions are at the Richland County History Room.
Only a small fraction of issues on microfilm still exist in their original form and are extremely fragile.
March 31, 2007