Hearst Papers

Upon his death on August 14, 1951, William Randolph Hearst’s estate included a publishing company with assets of more than $160,000,000, comprised of 18 newspapers and 9 magazines. These were:

  • Boston American; (pub. 1951-1954)
  • Boston Record
  • Boston Sunday Advertiser
  • Albany Times-Union (pub. 1891-current; on microfilm at Albany Public Library)
  • New York Journal-American (pub. 1941-1966; on microfilm at LoC)
  • New York Mirror
  • Baltimore News-Post (pub. 1936-1964; on microfilm at LoC)
  • Baltimore Sunday American
  • Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph (1927-1960; on microfilm at office of Commonwealth Libr Bur of State, Harrisburg, PA)
  • Detroit Times
  • Chicago Herald-American (1939-1953; on microfilm at LoC)
  • Milwaukee Sentinel
  • San Antonio Light (1911-1993)
  • Los Angeles Examiner (1903-1962; L.A. public library; 1945 at LoC)
  • Los Angeles  Herald-Express
  • San Francisco Examiner  (1902-current; LoC)
  • San Francisco Call Bulletin
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1921-2009)
  • Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping*, Harper’s Bazar*, House Beautiful, Town and Country, Motor, Motor Boating, American Druggist, Connoisseur (* also published in London)

Hearst was also associated with The American Weekly, King Features Service, International News Service and International News Photos.

After World War II, Hearst controlled 10% of daily circulation, the largest news corporation in the United States.

W.A. Swanberg, Citizen Hearst: A Biography of William Randolph Hearst (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1961), 531-532.

Thomas C. Leonard. “Hearst, William Randolph”; http://www.anb.org/articles/16/16-00738.htmlAmerican National Biography Online Feb. 2000.

Library of Congress, Chronicling Americahttp://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

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