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From: "Steven Wallace" <>
Subject: [GM-L] Worcester Telegraph & Gazette
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 20:46:41 -0500
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> Newspapers & Periodicals
> Worcester has been home to some of New England's oldest newspapers.
> However, knowing Worcester's newspapers is almost like a genealogy quest
> itself with "marriages," "children," and "adoptions" taking place among
> Many of them merged or ceased publication to be continued under new names.
> The following is a compiled list of most of them; the facts about the
> publications themselves may not all be correct. You can also consult the
> Worcester Newspaper Index, 1783-1848 by F.P. Rice. Almost all issues of
> following can be found at Worcester's Public Library.
> Thomas's Massachusetts Spy Also called American Oracle of Liberty and
> published 1775 to 1781 by Isaiah Thomas with different suspensions in
> Worcester Magazine (not to be mistaken with the present Worcester Magazine
> weekly alternative) Published by Isaiah Thomas from 1786 to 1788. This was
> the version of The Spy that Thomas changed to magazine format because of a
> stamp duty on newspapers.
> The American Herald and the Worcester Recorder A weekly published in
> Worcester from 1788 to 1789.
> Worcester Gazette Was a weekly continuation of The Spy from 1811 to 1821.
> Massachusetts Yeoman Was started in 1823 and became the long titled
> Massachusetts Yeoman, Worcester Saturday Journal and Advertiser from 1825
> Massachusetts Spy Also know as Massachusetts Weekly Spy, A weekly started
> 1831. Later absorbed by Worcester Palladium. In 1882, again continued as
> Massachusetts Spy.
> The Spy Has had many name variations, formats, and
> Worcester Morning Daily Spy, Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester Spy are some.
> Rough dates of publication: 1833 to 1898.
> Worcester County Republican Started March 1829 and published until
> 1839 when it merged with the Worcester Palladium.
> Worcester Palladium Later known as The Worcester Palladium and Worcester
> County Republican. It was a weekly that was published from 1840 to 1876.
> was later absorbed by the Massachusetts Weekly Spy.
> Daily Transcript This was the first daily published in Worcester by
> Julius L. Clarke. It began in June 1845 and stopped June 24, 1848 when the
> 1847 owner changed the name to The Spy.
> Worcester Daily Telegraph Was started by Julius L. Clarke, the founder &
> original publisher of the first Daily Transcript not too long after his
> disconnection with the Transcript in 1846. It ran until the spring 1849.
> Daily Tribune Was a third paper briefly published as a third paper begun
> Julias L. Clarke.
> Daily Transcript This was originally called Daily Morning Transcript when
> started April 1, 1851. It was again started by Julius L. Clarke, but had
> connection to the previous Daily Transcript. A Monday through Saturday
> that ran from 1851 to 1855 when it was absorbed by the Worcester Daily
> Daily Bay State Started September 1856 and ran for about a year and a
> The Aegis and Transcript Started as National Aegis, then The Worcester
> Transcript, and also called The Aegis and Gazette; A weekly published from
> January 1866 to June 1896. When referenced in Worcester histories, it is
> often simply called The Aegis.
> The Worcester Daily Sun Was a venture of the Sun Publishing Comapany and
> ran for eight issues in 1869: Oct. 18, 23, 25-28, 30 and Nov. 1.
> The Daily Press A Monday through Saturday daily. It was published from
> to 1878, temporarily being suspended July 1-October 17, 1877. The
> Evening Press was its evening edition from 1874 to 1878. It was absorbed
> 1878 by the Worcester Daily Spy.
> Worcester Daily Times A Monday-Saturday daily published from 1879 to 1890.
> Evening Gazette Published daily except Sunday and originally called
> Evening Gazette, it continued the Daily Transcript. Started in 1866 From
> 1938 to 1965 it was the Evening Gazette and Post. In 1965, it became
> the Evening Gazette again when it merged with the Daily Telegram and
> the daily evening paper. It merged completely with the Telegram and
> as the Telegram & Gazette from 1989 to present.
> Worcester Daily Telegram Later called simply Worcester Telegram. It
> started as The Sunday Telegram in 1884 and after two years the daily
> began. Merged with the Evening Gazette in 1965 and became the daily
> paper. It then merged completely with Evening Gazette and continued as the
> Telegram & Gazette from 1989 to present. The Sunday Telegram is still
> Worcester Evening Post Published daily except Sunday, it ran from 1891 to
> 1938 when it was merged with the Evening Gazette.
> The Worcester Magazine (also not to be mistaken with the present Worcester
> Magazine weekly alternative or the one published 1786-88 by Thomas).
> Subtitled: devoted to good citizenship and municipal development, it was
> published 1901-1912 by the Board of Trade, Worcester, Mass. Many articles
> interest to genealogists would be historical profiles and biographies to
> Worcesterites as well as those contemporary to the magazine.
> Current Newspapers
> Telegram & Gazette The current city daily has an online obituary section
> Worcester Magazine Not to be mistaken with either two of the different
> mentioned periodicals of the same name. This is has been Worcester's
> newspaper alternative since 1976.
> Worcester Pheonix The newer weekly started in 1993 by the well-known
> Pheonix as a local off-shoot.
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