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Neighborhood Newspapers Collection M/A 2004.02.01

Neighborhood Newspapers Collection M/A 2004.02.01

Creator:Ward, Jean (Jean W.)
Title: Neighborhood Newspapers Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


Included in this collection is information on the role of a neighborhood newspaper in a community, what the newspaper readers hoped to gain from the paper and what role it has in has in residents lives. Drawing from an article that Dr. Ward wrote for the Twin Cities quarterly publication, Perspectives in 1977, "neighborhood newspapers contribute to the growing awareness of the neighborhood as a focal point for involvement, decision-making and the provision of services." This collection reflects a very strong community activism period in Minneapolis history. Many examples of local neighborhood newspapers with some narrative to the individual newspaper's history.

These materials were gathered for use (or written by) Dr. Ward in her professional life as an educator of journalism at the University of Minnesota and as a community activist leader in Minneapolis especially southwest Minneapolis.

Description of Collection

This collection includes newspapers, articles from magazines and newspapers, directory of MN Neighborhood Association, and survey summaries of communities.

Related Material

1)SCMC M/A 2004.01-.02 Lake Harriet School (LHS) 1970s 1980s

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3)Seward West Design, Inc report 8/1979 filed in SCMC vertical file under City Planning and Renewal: Seward Area

Subject Headings


Community newspapers


Minneapolis (Minn.)--Newspapers

Table of Contents

Definition of a neighborhood -- Box 1, Folder 1
Neighborhood/Minority newspapers: history 1970-1989 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Articles: Neighborhood newspapers articles -- Box 1, Folder 3
Articles: 1) Newspaper readership 2) Media and Cable -- Box 1, Folder 4
Articles: Urban neighborhood press -- Box 1, Folder 5
Clubs and organizations: Neighborhood Press Association -- Box 1, Folder 6
School newspaper: Underground: Jail break -- Box 1, Folder 7
Neighborhood newspapers, examples: Minneapolis 1970-1989 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Neighborhood newspapers, examples: Minneapolis 1980-1989 -- Box 1, Folder 9
St. Paul: Article: Neighborhood newspapers listing -- Box 1, Folder 10
St. Paul: Neighborhood surveys 1975 -- Box 1, Folder 11
St. Paul: Neighborhood surveys 1975 -- Box 1, Folder 12

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