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Regional Newspaper collection

Identifier: NEWS-001-CaTurCSU

Content Description

This collection is comprised of print newspapers dating back to 1870's, including the very early Stanislaus County newspapers, Tuolumne City News and The Stanislaus County Weekly News, together with the several precursor titles of the modern-day Modesto Bee. The collection also includes an early print-run of the Sacramento Reporter, together with early newspaper-runs representing several Stanislaus County towns and villages, including Ceres, Hughson, and Denair. A full archive of The Turlock Journal, and its predecessor titles, is available on microfilm in the Periodicals stacks of the library. A collection of California newspaper specimens, including special supplements and extra issues round out the Historic Newspaper Collection. The condition the papers ranges from excellent to very fragile.


  • Record Keeping: 1870-2022

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


50 Linear Feet (This extent is a temporary placeholder, mw, 20211026. List of Newspapers: Alta California (San Francisco, Calif.: Weekly), 1849-1850; Daily Alta California, 1849-1891; Daily Evening News (Modesto, Calif.), 1884-1902; Farmers' Daily Journal. (Turlock, Calif.), 1921-1923; Merced Express, 1875-1881; The Merced Herald, 1868-1869; Merced People, 1872; The Merced Star, 1886-1921; Merced Tribune, 1872-1897; The Modesto Bee, 1975 - current; The Modesto Bee and News-Herald, 1933-1975; Modesto Herald (Modesto, Calif.), 1875-1887; Modesto Journal and Valley Citizen, 1945-1957; Modesto Morning Herald, 1904-1922; The Modesto News (“Evening” above masthead), 1902-1913; The Modesto News-Herald, 1926-1933; The Modesto Tribune, 1926-1966; Modesto Times Review, 1989-1993; The Sacramento Bee, 1961-2006; The Sacramento Reporter, 1870-1871; San Joaquin Valley Argus, 1869 1890; Stanislaus County News (Modesto, Calif.), 1870-1871; Stanislaus County Weekly News, 1872-1906; Stockton Daily Independent, 1861-1875; Tulare County Record, 1859; Tulare County Record and Fresno Examiner, 1859; Tuolumne City News, 1868-1869; Turlock Daily Journal and Farmers' Daily Journal (Turlock, Calif.), 1923; Turlock Daily Journal (Turlock, Calif.), 1912 -1921; Turlock Daily Journal (Turlock, Calif.: 1923), 1923-1979; Turlock Journal (Turlock, Calif.: 1909), 1909-1910; Turlock Journal (Turlock, Calif.: 1979), 1979 -current; Turlock Tribune (Turlock, Calif.), 1912-1955; Turlock Weekly Journal, 1912-1919; The Visalia Delta, 1861-1864; The Visalia Sun, 1860; Visalia Weekly Delta (Visalia, Calif.: 1859), 1859-1861; Visalia Weekly Delta (Visalia, Calif.: 1864), 1864-1866; The Visalia Weekly Sun, 1860; Weekly Alta California, 1852,1854; Weekly Merced Herald, 1865-1866;)

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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Stanislaus Special Collections and University Archives Repository

University Library
One University Circle
Turlock CA 95382 United States