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National Intelligencer Newspaper collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2128

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains issues of the National Intelligencer newspaper. These issues date from 1804-44. This is not a complete run. The periodicals department at Gelman Library has Intelligencer on microfilm from 1800-10 and 1813-69.

Dates

  • 1804-1844

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

The National Intelligencer began as a tri-weekly, first issued on October 31, 1800. It became a daily in 1813, and ceased publication January 10, 1870. It reported and published Congressional debates, and gained a national reputation as one of the leading newspapers in the United States. Two of the men who owned the paper, Joseph Gales (1786-1860) and William Seaton (1785-1866) reported on important debates in Congress and both later served as mayor of Washington, D.C. in the 1820s and 1840s.

Extent

12 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains issues of the National Intelligencer newspaper. These issues date from 1804-44. This is not a complete run. The periodicals department at Gelman Library has Intelligencer on microfilm from 1800-10 and 1813-69.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Gelman Library in 1967 by the downtown branch of American University. Additional issues have been added through purchasing.
Title
Guide to the The National Intelligencer Newspaper collection, 1804-1844
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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