Introductory Material from the Annals
1819, 1820, 1821 and 1822 (Cleveland Herald)

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Annals of Cleveland 1818 1935
A Digest and Index of the Newspaper Record of Events and Opinions in
Two Hundred Volumes.
Written, edited, and multigraphed by the workers of Project No. 16823
District four, Cleveland
under the administration of :
Joseph H. Alexander, WPA District Director
Marion F. Wilson, Supervisor Division of Women's and Professional
Project Superintendent:Elwood Salsbury
Official Sponsor:Donald Lybarger, County Recorder
Technical Advisers:Robert C. Binkley, Chairman
Joint Committee on Materials for
Research of the Social Science
Research Council and the
American Council of Learned Societies.
Arthur C. Cole, Editor,
Other Members of the faculty of
Western Reserve University

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A Digest and Index of the Newspaper Record of Events and Opinions

1819, 1820, 1821, 1822

Volumes II, III, IV, V

Abstracted principally from the files of the Cleveland Leader by:

J. Young

W. Kenney

Multigraphed by the Cleveland

WPA Project 16823

Cleveland, Ohio


Distributed by the Cleveland Public Library

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1819 Classification Lists1-2
1819 Abstracts3-20
1820 Classification Lists21-22
1820 Abstracts23-83
1821 Classification Lists85-86
1821 Abstracts87-149
1822 Classification Lists151-152
1822 Abstracts153-255
Chronological Index257-266
Subject Heading and Proper Names Index257-266

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In the ANNALS OF CLEVELAND, an attempt is made to answer a need long felt by scholars; that of preserving and making readily accessible the detailed record of a city's life and culture as contained in its newspapers. The Annals are to be set of at least one volume per year, covering the 1818 1935 and including an abstract of every newspaper story that had recorded a local event or expressed a local opinion. Abstracts are filed chronologically under subject headings alphabetically ordered. The abstracts thus arranges are numbered consecutively. A chronological index brings together by number all abstracts from the newspaper of a given date, and a proper names and subject heading index offers an additional check.

The file of the Cleveland HERALD has been used in the preparation of these volumes. Volume II covers the HERALD file from its first number, issued Oct. 19, 1819, to the end of 1819. Volumes III, IV, and V, cover the years 1820, 1821, and 1822 respectively. In these years, the HERALD was edited by Z. Willes. The HERALD was the second newspaper to make its appearance in Cleveland. The first, the GAZETTE AND COMMERCIAL REGISTER, extending from July 28, 1818 to Mar. 7, 1820 is reproduced in volume I of the Newspaper Digest.

Reference Line L Dec. 5; ed:2/1 indicates that the article following this reference was an editorial taken from the LEADER of Dec. 5, page two, column one. An "adv" in the reference line indicates that the abstract was made from an advertisement. The number in parenthesis at the end of the abstract indicated the number of inches in the original newspaper article.

Newspaper files used in abstracting were available through the courtesy of Mr. Wallace Cathcart, of Western Reserve Historical Society, Miss Linda Eastman, of the Cleveland Public Library, the Cleveland City Council, Mr. Louis Seltzer of the Cleveland PRESS, and Mr. Earle Martin of the Cleveland NEWS. Miss Marilla Freeman and MR. William Lippert of the Cleveland Public Library and the City Clerk's Office have been of great assistance.

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(From Annals of Cleveland - 1818-1935, Volume II, III, IV, V (1819, 1820, 1821, 1822). Cleveland: Cleveland WPA. 1937.)

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