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The New-York Colonization Journal was the official organ of the New York State Colonization Society. John Brooke Pinney, missionary and former governor of the colony of Liberia, served as editor beginning in December 1850. The paper included some original content in addition to lengthy excerpts from contemporary publications. Reprinted material from rare newspapers, such as theĀ Liberia Advocate and Liberia Herald, makes this journal a valuable source of information on a variety of topics.

Issues from Dec. 1850 through Dec. 1851 are available here.

Issues from Jan. 1852 through Dec. 1853 are available here.

Issues from Jan. 1854 through Nov. 1855 are available here.

Issues from Jan. 1856 through Dec. 1857 are available here.

Issues from Jan. 1858 through Dec. 1859 are available here.

Issues from Jan. 1860 through Dec. 1861 are available here.

Issues from Jan. 1862 through Dec. 1863 are available here.

Source: Rare Book Division, New York Public Library (microfilm)

Established in 1826, the Liberia Herald was the first newspaper published in the colony of Liberia. John Russwurm, who had co-edited the path-breaking Freedom’s Journal in New York City, served as the primary editor of the Herald beginning in 1830. Influential Pan-Africanist Edward Blyden worked as a journalist and editor at the paper during the 1850s. Despite its deep significance for the histories of both Africa and America, complete runs of the Herald are difficult to find. Scattered issues published between 1842 and 1857 are available here.

Source: Maryland State Colonization Society Papers, MS 571, Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, MD)