Journalism History – Reference Sources

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Cover, The Master Showman. 1929. Midwest MS Hecht Series 9, Scrapbook Bx. 103, vol. 1.

Bibliographies and Reference Works

Blanchard, Margaret A., ed. History of the Mass Media in the United States. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998. Call Number: Ref P 92 .U5 H55 1998.

Cannon, Carl L. Journalism: A Bibliography. New York: New York Public Library, 1924. Call Number: lower case y995.62.

Caswell, Lucy Shelton, ed. Guide to Sources in American Journalism History. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Call Number: Ref Z 6951.G83 1989.

Cates, Jo A. Journalism: A Guide to the Reference Literature. 3rd ed. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. Call Number: Ref Z 6940 .C38.

Ford, Edwin H. A Bibliography of Literary Journalism in America. Minneapolis: Burgess Pub. Co., 1937. Call Number: folio lower case y 995.31.

Ford, Edwin H. History of Journalism in the United States: A Bibliography of Books and Annotated Articles. Minneapolis: Burgess Pub. Co., 1938. Call Number: lower case y 995.32.

Price, Warren C. and Claude M. Pickett. An Annotated Journalism Bibliography, 1958-1968. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1970. Call Number: Ref Z 6940 .P69.

Price, Warren C. The Literature of Journalism: An Annotated Bibliography. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1959. Call Number: Ref Z 6940 .P7.

Sloan, Wm. David. American Journalism History: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Call Number: Ref Z 6951 .S54 1989.

Vanden Heuvel, Jon. Untapped Sources: America’s Newspaper Archives and Histories. New York: Gannett Foundation Media Center, 1991. Call Number: Z 6941 .U57 1991.

Wolseley, Roland Edgar. The Journalist’s Bookshelf: An Annotated and Selected Bibliography of United States Journalism. 3rd ed. Chicago: Quill and Scroll Foundation, 1943. Call Number: lower case y 995.98.

Biographical Resources

American Magazine Journalists. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co.

  • 1741-1850. Call Number: Ref PN 451 .D5 v. 73
  • 1850-1900. Call Number: Ref PN 451 .D5 v. 79
  • 1900-1960, first series. Call Number: Ref PN 451 .D5 v. 91
  • 1900-1960, second series. Call Number Ref PN 451 .D5 v. 137

American Newspaper Journalists. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co.

  • 1690-1872. Call Number: Ref PN 451 .D5 v. 43
  • 1873-1900. Call Number: Ref PN 451 .D5 v. 23
  • 1901-1923. Call Number: Ref PN 451 .D5 v. 25
  • 1926-1950. Call Number: Ref PN 451 .D5 v. 29

Beasley, Maurine Hoffman. The First Women Washington Correspondents. Washington, DC: George Washington University, 1976. Call Number: PN 4872 .B4.

Belford, Barbara. Brilliant Bylines: A Biographical Anthology of Notable Newspaperwomen in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986. Call Number: PN 4872 .B45 1986.

Downs, Robert B. Journalists of the United States: Biographical Sketches of Print and Broadcast News Shapers from the Late 17th Century to the Present. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1991. Call Number: Ref PN 4871 .D68 1991.

Drewry, John E., ed. Post Biographies of Famous Journalists. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1942. Call Number: Y995.785.

Milton, Joyce. The Yellow Kids: Foreign Correspondents in the Heyday of Yellow Journalism. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. Call Number: PN 4864 .M55 1989.

Regier, C. C. The Era of the Muckrakers. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1932. Call Number: F83558.74.

Riley, Sam G. Biographical Dictionary of Newspapers Columnists. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995. Call Number: Ref PN 4871 .B57 1997.

Ross, Ishbel. Ladies of the Press: The Story of Women in Journalism by an Insider, Ishbel Ross. 5th ed. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1936. Call Number: E3983.75.

Ullman, Doris. A Portrait Gallery of American Editors. New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1925. Call Number: +Y995.913.

Villard, Oswald Garrison. Some Newspapers and Newspaper-men. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1923. Call Number: lower case a 6.9415. (1926 edition: Call Number: PN 4855 .V5 1926).

Weisberger, Bernard A. The American Newspaperman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961. Call Number: Y995.966.

Who’s Who in Journalism. New York: Journalism Pub. Co., 1925 and 1928. Call Number: Y995.98.