Category Archives: General

Trial – Shanghai Municipal Council: The Municipal Gazette, 1908-1942 (trial until 31 December 2017)

Shanghai Municipal Council: The Municipal Gazette, 1908-1942 (trial until 31 December 2017)

The Shanghai Municipal Council was founded in July 1854 by a group of Western businessmen to govern the daily operation and infrastructure of the Shanghai International Settlement. As the official organ of the Shanghai Municipal Council, The Municipal Gazette was established in 1908 and ceased publication in 1942. Released every Friday, the Gazette published notifications, departmental reports, letters from readers, minutes of Council meetings, municipal budget, monthly summary of revenue, financial statements on income and expenditures, policies and orders formulated by the council.

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Trial – San Francisco Chronicle (1869-1984) (trial until 24 December 2017)

San Francisco Chronicle (1869-1984) (trial until 24 December 2017)

Though it was Northern California’s “newspaper of record,” the San Francisco Chronicle’s influence was so far-reaching that it was known as the Voice of the West. With colorful reporting and commentary on news ranging from the aftermath of the Gold Rush to the effects of World War II to the counterculture boom of the 1960s, the Chronicle offers an unparalleled glimpse into the issues and events that shaped the West Coast for over a century.

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