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Matagorda County Newspapers on Microfilm

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Bay City Public Library, 1100 7TH Street, Bay City, TX 77414
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BCB – Bay City Breeze
BCT – Bay City Tribune
BN – Blessing News
CT – Chronicle of the Times
CG&A - Colorado Gazette & Advertiser
DT – Daily Tribune
MG - Matagorda Gazette
MN - Matagorda News
MN&MCF – Matagorda News & Midcoast Farmer
MCN&MCF – Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer
MCN&NEC – Matagorda County News and New Era, Consolidated
WV – Weekly Visitor
 


The newspaper issues for the same year are often on various reels due to the fact that the hard copies of the newspapers were in poor condition when filmed. Rather than risk further damage to the newspapers in arranging them by date, they were filmed as they were stacked. Some of the reels have newspapers in reverse order by date (Dec – Jan), but they are listed here in correct order to aid the researcher. Even though the dates are listed in year order, they probably do not appear in order on the reels. To use reels # 489, 492 & 488, consult the lists on the sides of the boxes. A month listed without dates, indicates the entire month is on the reel.
 


Hardcopy Newspaper Collection at the Mary B. McAllister Ingram Archives - Matagorda County Museum
 

 

ROLL #

PAPER

YEAR

ISSUES ON REEL

 

702

CG&A

1839

Nov 9, 16

702

CG&A

1842

June 4

701

CT

1856

Jan 28

701

CT

1858

Mar 6

702

MG

1858

Jul 31; Oct 16, 23, 20; Nov –Dec

702

MG

1859

Jan 8, 29; Feb – Jul; Sep 10, Nov 19

702

MG

1860

Jan-Jun; Jul 4, 11, 18; Aug 15, 22; Sep 5, 12

492

BCB

1894

Sep 13, 20; Oct 11, 25

492

BCB

1895

Jan 17, 24, 31; Mar 21; Jun 27; Aug 15, 22; Sep 19; Nov 7; Dec 12, 19, 26

492

BCB

1896

Jan 23, 30; Mar 19; May 7, Aug 20, 27; Oct 15, 29, Nov 5, 19

492

BCB

1897

Jan 14; Feb 11, 18; Mar 25; May 6, 20, 27; Jul 1; Aug 7, 21; Sep 4, 11, 25; Oct 2; Dec 18

492

BCB

1898

Feb 19; Jun 11, Jul 9, 30; Aug 20; Oct 29; Nov 5

704

MCT

1898

Nov 12, 19, 26; Dec

704

NCT

1899

Entire year except Nov 18

489

MCT

1899

Jan 28; Mar 4; May 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 17; Jul 22, 29; Aug; Sep 9, 23, 30; Oct 14, 28; Nov 18, 25; Dec 9, 16, 23

705

WV

1899

Jun 9

492

WV

1899

Jun 9, 30, Jul 21, Aug 18, 25; Sep 8; Oct 13, 27;Nov 3, 17, 24; Dec

704

MCT

1900

Jan-Oct; Nov 2

489

MCT

1900

Jan 13, 20, 27; Feb; Mar; Apr; May 5, 12, 19

492

WV

1900

Jan 5, 26; Feb 2, 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16, 30; Apr; May 11, 18

704

MCT

1903

Jun 26; Jul 24; Aug 14, 21, 29; Sep, Oct, Nov 6, 13, 27; Dec 4, 11

488

DT

1904

Sep 8, 26

477

MCT

1904

Oct 28

489

MCT

1905

May 5

488

DT

1905

Aug 24

489

MCT

1907

Mar 7, 15, 29

704

MCT

1910

Jan-Apr

705

MCT

1910

Jun 3; May 5, 18, 27; Apr 29, Jul 1; Aug-Sep; Oct 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18; Dec

705

MCT

1911

Jan-Feb; Mar 3, 17, 24; Apr-Jun; Jul 7, Aug 4, 11, 18; Sep 1, 15, 22, 29; Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov-Dec

705

MCT

1912

Jan 17; Sep-Dec

490

MCT

1912

Jun 12 - Jul 5

509

MCT

1912

Jun14-21

703

MN

1912

Aug 15 – Dec

488

DT

1912

Nov 11 – Dec 31

488

DT

1913

Jan 1 - May 29; May 30; Jun 2-7, 11, 15-16, 18

703

MN

1913

Jan – Jun 27

509

MCT

1913

May 1; Jun 6 – Dec 19

700

BN

1913

May 9, 16, 23, Jun 6, 20

703

MN&MCF

1913

July 4 – Dec 26

509

MCT

1914

Jan 2 – Apr 24; Mar 26; May 8-22; Jun 12-26; Nov 27, Nov 20-Dec 2, Dec 11-25

488

DT

1914

Jan 31, Feb 6, 7

700

BN

1914

Aug 21

491

DT

1914

Dec 3 – 31

490

MCT

1914

Nov 13

703

MCN&MCF

1914

Jan 16 – Dec 25

491

DT

1915

Jan 1 – Feb 27

488

DT

1915

Jul 1 – Aug 6

480

DT

1915

Aug 18 – Dec

509

MCT

1915

Jan 1-15; Jul 9 – Jul 23; Nov 26 – Dec 3

490

MCT

1915

Feb 19-26; Mar 5; Apr 2–9; Apr 23–Sep 17; Sep 17–Oct 29; Jun 4; Aug 6–Sep 3; Nov 12-19

487

MCT

1915

Apr 30-May14; Jun 11–18

489

MCT

1915

May 21

477

MCT

1915

Jul 2

703

MCN&MCF

1915

Jan 4–Dec

480

DT

1916

Jan–Mar 31; Apr 1–Jun 30

488

DT

1916

Jul 6–11; Oct 10–31; Nov 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20-25, 27-28

478

DT

1916

Jul 24–Oct 9

507

DT

1916

Nov 2–9

476

DT

1916

Dec 5–30

490

MCT

1916

Jan 7, 14–Dec 22

703

MCN&MCF

1916

Jan–Nov 14

704

MCN&MCF

1916

Nov 17–Dec

476

DT

1917

Jan 1–Apr 28; May 1–Sep 28

495

DT

1917

Oct 5-Dec

490

MCT

1917

Jan 12–Dec 28

704

MCN&MCF

1917

Jan–Jun 29

495

DT

1918

Jan–Apr 29; May 8–Sep 30

499

DT

1918

May 3–7; Oct 1-Dec

487

MCT

1918

Jan 4–Jul 19

490

MCT

1918

Aug 23–Dec 27

704

MCN&NEC

1918

Jul 18–Aug 1

499

DT

1919

Jan–Aug

487

MCT

1919

Entire year

498

DT

1920

Jan 1–30; Feb 9–May 31; Sep 3–Dec

488

DT

1920

Feb 6; Jun 3-5

489

MCT

1920

Jan 23, 30; Feb-Apr; May 7, 14; Jun 18, 25; Jul- Aug; Sep 3, 10

491

DT

1921

Jan 25; Feb 15

488

DT

1921

Feb 14; Aug 5; Dec 22, 23, 28

507

DT

1921

Mar 18–Apr 25

478

DT

1921

Aug 6–Sep 29; Sep 30; Oct 1, 3-10; Dec 21–31

489

MCT

1921

Jan 28; Feb 4, 11, 18; Mar-Apr; May 6, 13;

484

DT

1922

Jan 1–Dec 29

507

DT

1923

Jan 2–11

491

DT

1923

Jan 12–Apr 21; Apr 23–Jul 30

482

DT

1923

Jul 2–Dec 30

487

MCT

1923

Entire year

483

DT

1924

Jan 2–15

482

DT

1924

Jan 15–Jun 29

483

DT

1925

Jan 5–Jun 26; Jul 29–Dec 30

488

DT

1925

Jul 2, 3

508

DT

1925

Jul 6–Jul 18

485

MCT

1925

Jan 2–Dec 4

487

MCT

1925

Dec 11-Dec 25

508

DT

1926

Jan 4–Mar 5; Mar 31–Jun 30; Aug 12–Oct 30

491

DT

1926

Jan 15, 28; Mar 19–Mar 30

478

DT

1926

Jan 22 – 26

488

DT

1926

Jan 29; Feb 22; Mar 6; Jul 2-8, 10, 12-16, 20-24, 26-29

500

DT

1926

Jan 30

485

MCT

1926

Entire year, May 21

497

DT

1927

Jan 6–Feb 19; Jul 1–Dec 29

508

DT

1927

Feb 21–Jun 23

477

MCT

1927

Jan 7-Dec 23

507

DT

1928

Jan 2; Jun 28

488

DT

1928

Jan 4

483

DT

1928

Jan 9

481

DT

1928

Jan–Feb 24

497

DT

1928

Feb 25–Jun 27

477

MCT

1928

Jan 6–Feb 17

485

MCT

1928

Feb 24–Dec 28

481

DT

1928

Jul 6–Dec

488

DT

1929

Jan 3

500

DT

1929

Jan 4–Mar 2; Jul 12–Dec 27

481

DT

1929

Mar–July 2

490

MCT

1929

Jun 28

488

DT

1930

Jan 4, 6, 7, 8, Christmas Edition

501

DT

1930

Jan 8–Oct 11

500

DT

1930

Oct 13–Dec 27

491

DT

1930

Christmas Edition

494

DT

1931

Jan 8–Nov 3

488

DT

1931

Jan 2; Jun 29

501

DT

1931

Nov 4–Dec 31

488

DT

1932

Jan 2; Jul 22, 23

493

DT

1932

Jan 5–May 25

494

DT

1932

May 26–Jun 30

507

DT

1932

Jul 1–21; Aug 3; Sep 15–Nov 22

491

DT

1932

Jul 25–Aug 2; Aug 4–Sep 12; Nov 23–Dec 31

509

MCT

1932

Entire year

459

MCT

1933

Jan–May 11

475

MCT

1933

May 18–Dec 28

493

DT

1934

Mar 27–Oct 6

496

DT

1934

Oct 8-Dec 28

488

DT

1934

Dec 31

475

MCT

1934

Jan 4–Dec 27

475

MCT

1935

Jan 10–Dec 26

475

MCT

1936

Jan 2–Feb 6

486

MCT

1936

Feb 13–Dec 31

486

MCT

1937

Jan 7–Dec 16, Dec 9, Dec 23; Aug 26–Century of Progress Edition

492

MCT

1937

Aug 26–Century of Progress Edition

492

MCT

1945

Aug 23 –100th Anniversary Edition

479

DT

1963

Jul 10

348-350

DT

1964

Entire year

351-353

DT

1965

Entire year

354-356

DT

1966

Entire year

357-359

DT

1967

Entire year

360-362

DT

1968

Entire year

363-365

DT

1969

Entire year

366-368

DT

1970

Entire year

369-371

DT

1971

Entire year

372-374

DT

1972

Entire year

375-377

DT

1973

Entire year

378-380

DT

1974

Entire year

381-383

DT

1975

Entire year

384-386

DT

1976

Entire year

387-389

DT

1977

Entire year

390-393

DT

1978

Entire year

394-397

DT

1979

Entire year

398-401

DT

1980

Entire year

402-404

DT

1981

Jan 1-Sep 30

406-411

DT

1982

Entire year

412-418

DT

1983

Entire year

419-424

DT

1984

Entire year

425-427

DT

1985

Jan 1-May 31

580-583

DT

1994

Mar-Dec

585-590

DT

1995

Entire year

591-596

DT

1996

Entire year

597-600

DT

1997

Entire year

601-604

DT

1998

Entire year

605-608

DT

1999

Entire year

609-612

DT

2000

Entire year

613-616

DT

2001

Entire year

617

DT

2002

Jan-February 1, 2002

617-619

BCT

2002

Feb 3–Dec 31

620-622

BCT

2003

Entire year

623-624

BCT

2004

Jan–Aug

626-628

BCT

2005

Entire year

629-631

BCT

2006

Entire year

632-634

BCT

2007

Entire year

635-637

BCT

2008

Entire year

638-640

BCT

2009

Entire year