Monthly Archives: August 2013

Notable Newsies Series – No. 2

Frank Sinatra

Now, I don’t know if Frank was ever a newsboy when he was growing up in Hoboken, N.J., but for the two and half minutes of this catchy tune, he was a Tennessee Newsboy!

Tennessee Newsboy (The Newsboy Blues) was released on Columbia Records in 1952. Writing credit goes to Dick Manning and Percy Faith.

 

Chronicling America Update

Chronicling America was updated last week and now contains over 6.6 million pages from more than 1,000 titles published between 1836 and 1922 in 30 states. This latest update includes titles from new awardees West Virginia, Michigan, and Iowa.

A further 27,400 pages of Tennessee newspapers have been made available in this update, bringing our overall total to just over 126,000 pages. The following titles were added:

Union and American [Greeneville], 1875-1877; Herald and Tribune [Jonesborough], 1869-1897; Union Flag [Jonesborough], 1865-1869; Memphis Daily Appeal, 1877-1885; Public Ledger [Memphis], 1875-1883; Sweetwater Forerunner, 1868-1869; Sweetwater Enterprise, 1869-1872; Weekly Herald [Cleveland], 1876- 1881; Winchester Daily Bulletin, 1862-1863; Winchester Home Journal (and its many title variations), 1857-1882.

Cleveland weekly herald

Weekly Herald [Cleveland, Tenn.]. April 29, 1881.

A list of all Tennessee newspapers currently available on Chronicling America can be found here.