Titanic Disaster Newspapers April 20 - April 26, 1912 - Download

413 selected complete American newspaper pages, dating from April 20 - April 26, 1912, covering the Titanic Disaster and its aftermath.

The sinking of the Titanic was the first international news story of the twentieth century to receive instantaneous, intensive coverage world-wide. By 1912, the development and use of telegraphs and photographs had reached a point that allowed news about the Titanic tragedy to be spread quickly and widely.

American newspapers had an advantage over the British press, since survivors of the Titanic were brought to New York City. American newspapers had some of their best reporters in place when the first inquiry into the disaster was held by the U.S. Senate at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, the day after the survivors landed.

The Newspapers in this set include:

New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Washington Times
New York Tribune
The Washington Herald
The Sun (New York City, NY)
The Evening World (New York City, NY)
The Day Book (Chicago, IL)
Trenton Evening Times
The Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA)
The San Francisco Call
El Paso Herald
Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, OR)
The Watchman and Southron (Sumter, SC)
The Tacoma Times
New Brunswick Times (New Brunswick, NJ)
The Evening Standard (Ogden City, UT)
Evening Bulletin (Honolulu, HI)
The Hawaiian Star (Honolulu, HI)
The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu, HI)
The Yakima Herald (Yakima, WA)
Weekly Journal-Miner (Prescott, AZ)
The Democratic Banner (Mt. Vernon, OH)
The Citizen (Honedale, PA)
Bisbee Daily Review (Brisbee, AZ)
Burlington Weekly Free Press (Burlington, VT)
Hopkinsville Kentuckian
The Logan Republican (Logan, UT)
The Mathews Journal (Mathews Court House, VA)

The images are scans of newspapers that are part of the holdings at the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, The New York Public Library, California State Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Library of Virginia, Ohio Historical Society, Washington State Library, Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records, University of California, Riverside, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Kentucky, University of North Texas and the University of Utah Marriott Library.
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