Sacramento Union Newspaper. Archives.
Collection Number: D-350
- 809.3 linear feet
- Until it closed its doors in 1994, the Sacramento Union was the oldest daily newspaper west of the Mississippi.
- The archives contain 660 bound volumes and some accounting and business records from the early years of the newspaper. The photograph files run daily from 1966 to 1994. The clipping files provide subject access for 1972 through 1992. And the business records cover the last eighteen months of the newspaper's struggle to survive. The collection provides a wealth of information for researchers interested in the Sacramento region in the last quarter of the 20th century.
- Inclusive Dates
- California History
- Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c85t3nr6/)
- Additional Collection Information
- Microfilm Format:
The use copy of the Sacramento Union is the microfilm which is
available for 1851-1994. Shields Library holds the microfilm for
the years 1851-1854; 1856-1864 and 1869-1994. Researchers are
welcome to use the microfilm, located in the lower level of Shields
Library, anytime the Shields Library is
open. Other local repositories that hold the Sacramento
Union microfilm include the California State University, Sacramento
Library, Sacramento Public Library, and the California State Library.
Researchers not in the Davis area should contact their local public
library to explore options to borrow the microfilm via inter-library
- Digital Format:
The California Newspaper Project has digitized the Sacramento Daily Union for 1851-1899.
Search for articles (http://cdnc.ucr.edu/newsucr) and
browse available issues (http://cdnc.ucr.edu/newsucr/cgi-bin/newsucr?a=d&cl=CL1.SDU&e=-------en-logical-20--1-----all).
Library of Congress Chronicling America Collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/) has digitized the Sacramento Daily Record-Union for
1880-1891 (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014381/issues/) and the Record-Union for
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