As they work their way through the Rubenstein’s basement, the holdings management staff have been nominating newspapers for superlatives. And the winners are…
- Longest Title (word count and number of characters): South Carolina Temperance Advocate and Register of Agriculture and General Literature (with incomplete issues from 1844 to 1854)
- Shortest Title: Gay (from New York, with incomplete issues from 1969 to 1974)
- Best Tag Line: “Published once in three hundred and fifty years,” from the Uncas Monument (from Norwich, CT, for July 4, 1842)
- Cutest Newspaper: Journal of the Times (from Georgia, 1833)
- Best in Show: Bicknell’s Reporter, Counterfeit Detector, and General Prices Current (from Philadelphia, PA, with incomplete issues from 1842 to 1857)
Post contributed by Jessica Janecki and the Holdings Management Team in Technical Services.