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WPA Project #14066

In the ANNALS OF CLEVELAND, an attempt is made to answer a

need long felt by scholars; that of preserving and making readily accessible the detailed record of a city's life and culture as contained in its newspapers. The Annals are to be a set of at least one volume per year, covering the years 1818 - 1935 and including an abstract of every newspaper story that has recorded a local event or expressed a local opinion. Abstracts are filed chronologically under subject headings alphabetically ordered. The abstracts thus arranged are numbered consecutively. A chronological index brings together by number all abstracts from the newspaper of a given date, and a proper names and subject heading index offers an additional check.

The editors have sought to preserve and arrange in this series information that is nowhere else available, and readily subject to control. To avoid duplication they have concentrated their efforts on

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one major newspaper file the principal one of the period.


method of work leaves out of account the diversities of opinion ex

pressed by other newspapers. covered in respect of the opinions there expressed, the present volume is numbered as Part I. Part II, when and as produced, will complete the presentation of opinion from other sources.

In the hope that the other files may be

The file of the Cleveland LEADER has been used in the preparation of this volume. In 1862 the editor of the LEADER was Edwin Cowles.

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