Collection ID: E302.1 .J76
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Collection context

Summary

Abstract:
The Jonathan Krause Rare Newspaper and Magazine Collection consists of approximately 900 original issues of historical newspapers and magazines, with a focus on late 18th- and early 19th-century American publications.
Extent:
1000 items(ca.)
Language:
Materials are in English.
Preferred citation:

[Item], Jonathan Krause Rare Newspaper and Magazine Collection, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Jonathan Krause Rare Newspaper and Magazine Collection consists of approximately 900 original issues of historical newspapers and magazines, with a focus on late 18th- and early 19th-century American publications. Mr. Krause's goal in building the collection was to focus on issues that included the texts of writings by important historical figures. This is an often overlooked area of historical research, in that many scholars look primarily at early monographic publications, rather than periodicals. Printed books and pamphlets typically cost a great deal more than periodicals, and so their readership was necessarily more limited in many respects. The essays, letters, speeches, and excerpts from larger works, which were often published in various periodicals, provide a glimpse into the ways these texts were disseminated to contemporary readers.

The newspapers and magazines are listed under categories and titles applied by Mr. Krause, with his notes on selected items included. Titles established by Mr. Krause are listed in all capitals.

Biographical / Historical:

Jonathan Krause is a retired Southern California teacher, with a strong and longstanding interest in American history. He assembled this collection of historical newspapers over approximately ten years. He was diligent in finding materials in the field, particularly newspaper publications of writings by the so-called Founding Fathers of the United States.

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 2016

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying and photography permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Jonathan Krause Rare Newspaper and Magazine Collection, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu