Today Feb. 16 2013, I received a message from a Mark Aubrey:
“Thanks for the work. A correction for you, though. The Sunday Chronicle of Knoxville, Tennessee is actually from Paterson, New Jersey.”
I of course knew what he was talking about as I had run into the same problem with other newspapers.
I didn’t know this specific error that Mark was pointing out, but in the past I’ve found that the Google News Archive list has a mixture of newspapers within a designated collection.
I sent a message back to Mark thanking him for the find and told him I would get on it right away.
What I found was exactly what Mark was talking about. The Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper “The Sunday Chronicle” has two different sets of collections under the newspaper name “The Sunday Chronicle” however only a small portion of the 1,447 issues they have are from Knoxville, Tennessee, the rest of the collection is from Paterson, New Jersey.
The first newspaper in the collection is Aug 1883 and it is published in Knoxville, Tennessee. Since I used the first issue of each collection to assign a publication location, Knoxville is what I assigned to “The Sunday Chronicle”. The collection continues thru March of 1884 and all those are from Knoxville. Then the collection has a big gap in years of issues which I talked about in my blog: “How To Work with Google Archive News”
I even showed an example of the “gap in issues”.
“The Sunday Chronicle” collection resumes in the December 1894 but this time it is no longer a Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper but a Paterson, New Jersey newspaper and it continues as the Paterson, New Jersey newspaper to the end of the collection in March 23 1924.
So Mark Aubrey made a significant find and has improved the USA Only Enhanced News Table for all of us who will use it in the future.
I went into the table and added a few lines in the Knoxville, Tennessee box and then added a new box under the New Jersey collection. I did not put the “new added” listing in with the other Google News Archive newspapers and even gave it a different color shading so that people would not mix up mine and Google’s entries. I also grabbed that portion of the table and brought it here for you to review [Note: the shading does not show up here].
|New Jersey – 10||Back to Top|
|New Jersey – Bayonne City||New Jersey – Camden||New Jersey – Newark||New Jersey – Newark|
|The Bayonne Herald
Jul 17, 1869 – Dec 25, 1915
Aug 27, 1859 – Mar 26, 1982
|Newark Sunday Call
Jun 19, 1881 – Nov 17, 1946
|The Sunday Call
May 19, 1872 – May 8, 1881
|New Jersey – Paterson||New Jersey – Paterson||New Jersey – Paterson||New Jersey – Trenton|
|Paterson Daily Press
Sep 21, 1863 – Dec 31, 1981
|The Paterson Press
Sep 19, 1863 – Sep 25, 1915
|The Paterson Weekly Press
Sep 26, 1863 – Jul 3, 1902
|Daily True American
Jan 1, 1880 – Nov 14, 1908
|New Jersey – Trenton||New Jersey – Trenton||New Jersey – Paterson|
|Evening True American
Nov 12, 1912 – Jul 28, 1913
|Trenton True American
Dec 1, 1908 – Nov 11, 1912
|The Sunday Chronicle
Dec1894 – Mar 23 1924Aug 83 to Mar 84 is Tenn.Error found by Mark Aubrey
|Tennessee – Knoxville|
|The Sunday Chronicle
Aug 19, 1883 – Mar 23, 1924Aug 83 to Mar 84 is Tenn.Dec 94 to end is NJError found by Mark Aubrey
I hope Mark’s sharp eye will help others to find the items they are looking for; be it in Tennessee or New Jersey.