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News Sources on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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Databases to search
For a public health perspective, you may want to look at:

National Center for Health Statistics
U. S. Government Information | Statistics | Births | Deaths | Health | Disease | Exercise & Lifestyle
Selected Magazines
These titles are shelved at Periodical Bound Volumes - 1000 Level, unless otherwise noted.

The Atlantic monthly.
Call Number: AP2 .A8
Library Has (Summary): v.252(1983 July)-v.272(1993 Oct)
  v.1(1857-1858)-v.250(1982 Dec)
 
Harper’s magazine.
Call Number: AP2 .H3
Library Has (Summary):
v.45(1872)-v.275(1987)
   
The Independent.
Call Number: AP2 .I53
Library Has (Summary): v.51(1899)-v.121(1928 Oct)

The Nation.
Call Number: AP2 .N2
Library Has (Summary): v.102(1916)-v.277(2003 Sept)  
   
Scribners monthly.
Call Number:AP2 .C4
Library Has (Summary): v.1(1870-1871)-v.120(1930)
 
 
Sources for Local History
   
Local and Regional newspapers for the 1918-1920 time period are available on microfilm. Note that there is no subject indexing available for most of these newspapers.  The only way to discover content within them is to browse within a chosen range of dates.

These will all be found in: Periodical Microforms - Non-Circulating - 1000 Level North 

If you need help using microfilm, ask at the Reference Desk, 3000 North.

The Charleston daily courier.
Call number: AN2 .I3 C45x
Library Has: Microfilm (1897 Dec 27)-(1967)

The (Mattoon) daily journal-gazette.
Call number: AN2 .M38x
Library Has: Microfilm (1910 Dec 7)-(1919)

Daily journal-gazette and commercial-star. (Mattoon)
Call number: AN2 .M381x
Library Has: Microfilm (1920)-(1940 April)

The Daily Eastern news.
Call number: LH1 .I4x
Library Has: Microfilm (1915-)

There is also a citation-only index to early issues of The Daily Eastern News, covering 1914-1993.
 

Holdings information displayed above only reflects the 1918-1920 time period. Note that we have additional holdings for many of these titles.
 

Consult these lists for further newspapers on microfilm:


 
Subject Specialist
Picture: David Bell

David Bell
Reference Librarian
dsbell@eiu.edu
Office: 217 581-7547


Reference Desk: 217-581-6072
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Course Guide
You may also want to consult the course guide for HIS 3940: History of American Journalism.