Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-012.4
Dates:
1909
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
2 oversize folders
Repository:
This collection of The Weekly News newspaper spans from August 7, 1909 to December 11, 1909, and measures 1.6 linear feet. The Washington, DC-based paper was "Devoted to the East Section of the Anacostia River," with the stated motto of "A Paper in Every Home." The Weekly reported on church news and society events, contained advertisements for neighborhood businesses, and listed places of interest, such as the Frederick Douglass Home and the Fort Stanton Civil War Fort.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Weekly News collection spans from August 7, 1909 to December 11, 1909, and measures 1.6 linear feet. The Washington, DC-based paper was "Devoted to the East Section of the Anacostia River," with the stated motto of "A Paper in Every Home." The Weekly reported on church news and society events, contained advertisements for neighborhood businesses, and listed places of interest in the area, such as the Frederick Douglass Home and the Fort Stanton Civil War Fort.
The paper's early editions were four pages long, each comprised of three-columns of community news and a host of advertisements for local businesses. The later issues expanded in size and content, covering more Washington, DC neighborhoods, as well as national and international news.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The later issues of the paper list Elias Auger as proprietor and manager, but it is not known who was the founder. The newspaper's offices were located in the Randle Highlands neighborhood of Southeast, Washington, DC. According to the Library of Congress, The Weekly News ceased operations in approximately December 1909.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by intern Derick Walk, July 2018 with the assistance of archivist Jennifer Morris.
Machine-readable finding aid completed by Jennifer Morris July 2018.
Author
Derick Walk
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Museum purchase in 2013.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Newspapers -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection