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Historical Newspaper Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-002

Scope and Contents

The collection's two major groupings of papers are Antebellum and Civil War newspapers in OS Box 1 and Gilded Age, Progressive, and 20th century newspapers in OS Box 2. The majority of the papers are from the southern states in the United States. OS Box 3 is photostat copies of its contents.

Online Copies Available

Portions of this collection have been digitized can be found online in the FSU Digital Library.


  • Created: 1792-1945

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


2.00 boxes

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Arrangement Note

The container lists do not reflect the organization of the newspapers in the boxes. The container lists are done alphabetically.

Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Collection was created when two boxes were found to not be processed though sorted into categories: Antebellum and Civil War Newspapers and Reconstruction, Gilded Age, and Early 20the Century Newspapers. These often also had unique Newspaper manuscript numbers but no information about how or when they were acquired. Two items that were housed with the Moore Collection OS Box 1 but were not a part of that collection were also moved into this collection at the time of re-housing to avoid confusion with the Moore Collection. OS Box 3 was processed in pieces from February-May 1965 and covers a variety of accessions. Items in drawer 1 of Map Case 1 was added when it was determined those were collection-less.

Historical Newspaper Collection
Krystal Thomas
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US