What you are looking at is page three of a four page newspaper called the Daily Electric Letter, published at Monroe November 13, 1877. This is the local news section. It is the only issue of it that I have ever seen. This newspaper only lasted about two and a half months (Nov. 2 - … Continue reading The Daily Electric Letter
I found this in an Arkansas paper (Weekly Arkansas Gazette, May 1, 1839, Page 2) which shows the uproar over a newspaper editor in Monroe. This guy isn't the first newspaper editor to get run out of town. Back in 1824, the local sheriff did not like what the editor of the first Monroe newspaper … Continue reading The Monroe New Moon Newspaper Editor
My Mom received from a sister, a box of her father's papers from the late 1960's. He lived in a small town in Central Louisiana. While going through them, I found a couple of Monroe related ones. This first one was a receipt from the Monroe News-Star/Morning World, dated 1968. Looks like they subscribed to … Continue reading The Monroe News-Star/ Monroe Morning World Receipt
If you paid close attention to yesterday's newspaper post, I posted the index of our newspaper microfilm cabinets. I purposely left out the most interesting cabinet, cabinet A. That is where the earliest newspaper microfilm is kept, along with other parish newspapers and some interesting film that I didn't even know we had until I … Continue reading Miscellaneous Microfilm at the Ouachita Parish Public Library
Many Monroe and other area newspapers are being digitized and put online. However, not all of them are there yet! Many months ago, I compiled a drawer by drawer list of what microfilm we have available. It is a very broad date list. Come in and ask about a particular film you might need to … Continue reading Newspapers at the Ouachita Parish Public Library
This was printed in the News-Star on October 31, 1933. It shows the front page of an 1823 Monroe newspaper called the Louisianian. It is Monroe's first newspaper and is the only one known in existence. It is in private hands.
I wish I could see what this particular newspaper looked like! It would have been fascinating! Unfortunately, no copies exist. Ouachita Telegraph, September 28, 1877, Page 3 The Daily Electric Letter is the name of a small daily paper, 12 x 18 inches, the publication of which was begun Saturday by Messrs. Coe and Singer, … Continue reading The Daily Electric Letter
I decided to make a list of all known newspapers that were published in Ouachita Parish. It is by NO means a comprehensive list. Some have no surviving issues, some only have one, and some have over a century of surviving issues! I tried to put them in rough chronological order from the first in … Continue reading Known Ouachita Parish Newspapers