Priority Papers

 

Scope of the Catholic Newspapers Digitization Project:
Priority Papers

The Scholars Advisory Committee has recommended that priority papers for digitization include major US newspapers and have noted the advantage of comparing local or regional perspectives to the national story. Thus, our priority list includes newspapers officially published by the dioceses of major US cities. It also includes national coverage from the National Catholic Reporter and newsfeeds from the Catholic News Service.

Ideally, we will digitize all years from all papers. Copyright and cost issues may be prohibitive and with that in mind, priority years have been identified to include pre-1923 (public domain) and 1958-1972 for coverage from the pre and post-Vatican II years.

Local:

  • Chicago, 1852-2013
    - Western Tablet (Jan 31, 1952-)
    - New World (1892-Aug 1977)
    - Chicago Catholic (Sept 10, 1892-Aug 1977)
    - Catholic New World (Oct 31, 1989-)

  • Hartford, 1876-2013
    - Connecticut Catholic (Apr 29, 1876-June 10, 1898)
    - Catholic Transcript (June 17, 1898-)

  • Miami, 1939-2013
    - Florida Catholic (Dec 1, 1939-)
    - Voice (Mar 30, 1959-Oct 5, 1990)

  • New Orleans, 1842-2013
    - Propagateur Catholique (Dec 24, 1824-Nov 6, 1886)
    - Morning Star and Catholic Messenger (Feb 9, 1868-1904)
    - Morning Star (Aug 5, 1905-Feb 1, 1930)
    - Catholic Action of the South (Dec 17, 1932-Feb 24, 1963)
    - Clarion Herald (Feb 28, 1963-)

  • New York, 1859-2013
    - Metropolitan Record (1859-1864)
    - Vindicator and People’s Advocate (May 21-June 4, 1864)
    - American Catholic News (1887)
    - New York Catholic News (Oct 30, 1887-Aug 16, 1896)
    - Catholic News (Aug 5, 1896-)
    - Catholic New York (1981-)

  • Philadelphia, 1833-2013
    - Catholic Herald (Jan 3, 1833-Dec 27, 1856)
    - Catholic Herald and Visitor (Jan 3, 1857-Dec 23, 1863)
    - Universe (Jan 2, 1864-Sept 28, 1867)
    - Catholic Standard (1866-1895)
    - Catholic Times (Dec 3, 1892-Nov 30, 1895)
    - Catholic Standard and Times (1895-)

  • Pittsburgh, 1844-2001
    - Pittsburgh Catholic (Mar 16, 1844-Mar 3, 1855)
    - Catholic (Mar 10, 1855-June 1, 1889)
    - Pittsburgh Catholic (June 8, 1889-Mar 9, 2001)

  • San Francisco, 1861-2013
    - Monitor and Guardian (1875-1878)
    - Monitor (1878-Oct 16, 1920)
    - Monitor and Intermountain Catholic (Oct 23, 1920-Apr 24, 1926)
    - Monitor (May 1, 1926-June 14, 1984)
    - San Francisco Catholic (1985-)
    - Catholic San Francisco (1999-)

  • St. Louis, 1941-2013
    - St. Louis Register (Jan 3, 1941-Jan 25, 1957)
    - St. Louis Review (Feb 1, 1957-)

National:

  • Catholic News Service, 1920-1986
    - News service, wire service, documentary sources, 1920-1986
    - Catholic World in Pictures, 1922-1967

  • National Catholic Reporter, 1964-2013
 
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