Newspapers of Connecticut

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Banner and banquet, 1870-1873
Published: . Frequency: Semi-monthly. Note: "Devoted to religious intelligence, sabbath schools, temperance, choice, family reading and local and general news." Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 10 (Mar. 15, 1870). Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Absorbed by: American patriot (Boston, Mass.: 1852).
Bazar budget, 1880
Published: No. 1 (June 1, 1880)-no. 5 (June 5, 1880). Frequency: Daily (during the bazaar). Note: "A daily journal of the Bazar of the 'Union for Home Work'." Publisher unknown. Manufactured: Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood & Brainard. Description based on: No. 1 (June 1, 1880); Title from masthead. Latest issue consulted: No. 5 (June 5, 1880).
Bee, 1877
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 28, 1877)-v. 1, no. 14 (Sept. 27, 1877). Frequency: Weekly. Note: Available on microfilm from New England Micrographics, Marlboro, Mass. Continued by: Newtown bee.
Berlin news, 1892-1907
Published: Vol. 2, no. 18 (Dec. 15, 1892)-v.17, no. 14 (Oct. 3, 1907). Frequency: Weekly. Note: Contains numbering inconsistencies. Available on microfilm from Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Continues: Berlin weekly news.
Berlin weekly news, 1891-1892
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Aug. 12, 1891)-vol. 2, no. 17 (Dec. 8, 1892). Frequency: Weekly. Note: Contains numbering inconsistencies. Available on microfilm from Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Continued by: Berlin news.
Castigator, 1840
microfilm series: Connecticut political newspapers, 1840-1878, Published: No. 1 (Aug. 29, 1840)-no. 11 (Dec. 7, 1840). Frequency: Weekly. Note: "Democratic campaign paper for election of 1840." Suspended with issue of Oct. 30, 1840. Resumed with issue of Dec. 7, 1840. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Collinsville star, 1858-1860
Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 14 (Aug. 26, 1858). Frequency: Weekly. Continues: Rising star (Collinsville, Conn.), Publishers: John H. Thompson, <1859>; Martin Meyers, <1859-1860>
Connecticut eastern news, 1894-1898
Published: Began Sept. 18, 1894. Ceased in 1898. Frequency: Weekly. Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 2 (Sept. 25, 1894). Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Merged with: Sound breeze (Old Lyme, Conn.), To form: Sound breeze and Connecticut eastern news.
Connecticut organ, 1854
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 16, 1854)-. Frequency: Weekly. Note: Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Subscribers of the Connecticut union received the Connecticut organ instead: Sept. 16, 1854-. Absorbed by: American patriot (Boston, Mass.: 1852).
Daily advertiser and farmer (Bridgeport, Conn.), 1856-1861
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 8, 1856)- Frequency: Daily (except Sun.). Note: Issues for also called: Whole no. <358-1478>. Publication suspended with issue for Aug. 29, 1861; resumed with Sept. 23, 1864 as: Evening farmer. Available online. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Weekly ed.: Republican farmer (Danbury, Conn.). Continued by: Evening farmer.
East Haddam journal, 1859-1861
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 9, 1859)-v. 3, no. 24 (Sept. 28, 1861). Frequency: Weekly. Note: Publisher: Charles Montague, . Issues for -Sept. 28, 1861 also called: Whole no. <106>-128. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
East Lyme star, <1866-1867>
Published: Description based on: Dec. 27, 1866. Frequency: Weekly. Note: Published in Niantic, Conn., - . Issue for Dec. 27, 1866 preceeded by an undated issue from 1866 which appears to be the prospectus. Suspended for some time prior to issue for June 1, 1867. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Elm leaf, 1863-<1871>
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 18, 1863)- Frequency: Weekly, - . Former frequency: Monthly, May-Oct. 1863. Semimonthly, Jan. 1864-. Monthly, . Note: Published in Hartford, Conn. - Issues for - published by: Olmstead, Goodwin & Wales. Publishers: L.N. Olmsted & Co., <1864> L.N. Olmsted, <1864> A.S. Flint, <1873-1876> Jepson & Co., <1876>. Editor: A.S. Flint, <1872-1876>. Suspended with issue for Oct. 1863. Resumed with issue for Jan. 6, 1864. Suspended with issue for June 28, 1865. Resumed with issue for Sept. 6, 1865. Vol. 6, no. 6 misnumbered as v. 5, no. 6. Vol. 6, nos. 12-22 omitted in numbering. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Other eds. available: Manchester times (Hartford, Conn.), and: Thompsonville gazette, and: Clarion (Hartford, Conn.), later Hartford clarion. Contents of July 8, 1876 issue are identical in all four newspapers.
Evening farmer (Bridgeport, Conn.), 1864-1866
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 23, 1864)-v.2, no.474 (Apr. 11, 1866). Frequency: Daily (except Sun.). Note: Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Weekly ed.: Republican farmer (Danbury, Conn.). Continues: Daily advertiser and farmer. Continued by: Bridgeport evening farmer.
Free Soil pioneer, 1848
series: Anti-Slavery newspapers, Published: Began with July 22, 1848 issue. Cf. Gustafson, D. Prelim. checklist of Conn. newspapers, 1775-1975. Frequency: Weekly. Note: Printer: J.G. Cooley. "Free soil, Free labor, Free men." "Campaign paper." Cf. Gregory, W. Amer. newspapers. Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 4 (Aug. 4, 1848). Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Harrisonian, 1840
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1, 1840)- Frequency: Weekly. Note: Campaign paper. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Home Guard news, 1918
Published: April-May 1918. Frequency: Monthly. Notes: Vol. 1, no. 1 and vol. 1, no. 2 are identical, both issued in April 1918. "Sanctioned by the State Military Emergency Board."--Masthead. Continued by: State Guard news
Meriden daily monitor, 1872
series: Connecticut political newspapers, 1840-1878, Published: Began in 1872. Ceased with v.1, no. 57 (Nov. 16, 1872). Frequency: Daily. Note: Description based on: Vol. 1. no. 45 (Oct. 31, 1872). Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Middlesex explorer, 1856
series: Connecticut political newspapers, 1840-1878, Published: No. 1 (Aug. 14, 1856)-no. 15 (Nov. 20, 1856). Frequency: Weekly. Note: "Free thought, free speech, free press, free soil, free men, and Fre-mont." Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Continued by: Middlesex Republican (Middletown, Conn.: 1857).
National issue, 1886
Published: Vol. 1, no. 7 (July 1, 1886)- Frequency: Monthly. Note: Issue for July 1, 1886 includes a Windsor supplement with a separate designation. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Continues: Windsor herald (Windsor, Conn.: 1886).
New-England examiner, 1834
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1, 1834)-. Frequency: Semimonthly. Note: Contains numbering inconsistencies. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Newtown bee, 1877-
Published: Vol. 1, no. 15 (Oct. 4, 1877)- Frequency: Weekly. Note: Includes section called: Southbury area ed., Oct. 31, 1969-, and: The Newtown Bee, Southbury and Woodbury, -Jan. 21, 1977, and: The Bee, Jan. 28, 1977-May 13, 1985. A section called the "Annex" appeared from approximately May 4-July 13, 1888. Regional news was published on an added page with a duplicate masthead from Oct. 15, 1888-Sept. 27, 1895. From approximately Oct. 19, 1900 to approximately June 19, 1908 two "editions" lacking edition statements and with slight different content were very intermittently published. Available on microfilm from New England Micrographics, Marlboro, Mass. Includes section called: Antiques and the arts weekly, Oct. 24, 1969-Jan. 11, 1974, which became available as a separate publication. Includes section called: Antiques, Jan. 18, 1974-July 13, 1979. Later published by John Pearce -1880; by Ruben H. Smith and members of the Smith family, 1880-<2018>. Other ed.: Weekly star (Newtown, Conn.), May 20, 1985-Oct. 10, 1992. Continues: Bee (Newtown, Conn.).
Niantic herald, 1888
Published: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 2 (Mar. 1888). Frequency: Unknown. Note: Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Norwalk Gazette, 1818-1883
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 6, 1818)-v. 66, no. 17 (Apr. 24, 1883). Frequency: Weekly. Note: Published as: Norwalk gazette and daily fair programme, Sept. 11, 1872. "A family newspaper devoted to local news and interests, general intelligence, literature, politics, agriculture, mechanics, the arts, education . . ." Publishers: Roswell S. Nichols; Seth. W. Benedict; James Reed; Timothy T. Merwin; William Hyer; J.U. Ammerman; Stephen Smith; George Talyor; James Reed; Byington & Hoyt; James H. Hoyt; A.H. Byington & Co.; Charles B. Merchant. National Republican. Editors: S.W. Benedict, <1828> O.S. Ferry, A. Hill, <1861-1866> C.B. Merchant, <1876>. Designation varies. Also available in microform from Readex Microprint Corp. Continued by: Norwalk weekly gazette (Norwalk, Conn.: 1883).
Norwich spectator, 1829-1830
Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 24, 1829)- . Frequency: Weekly. Note: "Devoted to the interests of Literature, Commerce, Agriculture, Manufactures, and General Intelligence." Editor: P. Benjamin, <1829>. Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Issued by same publisher, : Norwich free press.
People, 1878
series: Connecticut political newspapers, 1840-1878, Published: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 11, 1878)- Frequency: Weekly. Note: People "will be published in the interest and advocate the principles of the National Greenback Labor Party" Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Plainville news, 1874-1877
Began in 1874. Published in Bristol, Conn., -. Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 5 (Apr. 2, 1874). Frequency: Weekly. Continued by: Plainville weekly news

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