Durham, N.C. Newspapers

Below is a list of newspapers from Durham, North Carolina. Click on each title to locate each title’s microfilm at your local library.

Carolina Labor News (1964)
Began in 1964 – Ended in 1966
Now known as: Durham Labor Journal

Carolina Labor News (1974)
Began in 1974 – Last known issue: May 1, 1978

Carolina Plain Dealer
Began in 1970 – Last known issue: October 1, 1972
Earliest known issue: February 1, 1972

Carolina Times
Began in 1919 – Last known issue: December 18, 1982

Daily Record
Began in 1898
Earliest and last known issue: Aug. 8, 1898

Daily Reporter
Began in 1882 – Last known issue: Oct. 17, 1885

Daily Tobacco Plant
Began in 1888 – Ended in 1889
Merged with: Durham Daily Recorder, to form: Durham Daily Globe

Durham County Republican
Began and ceased in 1884 – Last known issue: Oct. 30, 1884

Durham Daily Dispatch
Began in 1880
Earliest and last known issue: June 1, 1880

Durham Daily Globe
Began in 1889 – Ended in 1894
Now known as: Globe-Herald. Formed from the Durham Daily Recorder and Durham Tobacco Plant and merging with Morning Herald

Durham Daily Recorder
Began in 1886 – Last known issue: Feb. 29, 1888
Now known as: Durham Daily Globe
Formed from Durham Tobacco Plant

Durham Daily Sun
Began in 1889 – Last known issue: Aug. 21, 1913
Continued by: Durham Sun

Durham Globe
Began in 1895 – Last known issue: June 4, 1896
Continues in part: Globe-Herald

Durham Herald
Began in 1876 – Last known issue: Oct. 24, 1876

Durham Labor Journal
Began in 1944 – Ended in 1964
Last known issue: Aug. 31, 1955
Continued by: Carolina Labor News (1964)

Durham Messenger
Began in 1938?
Earliest and last known issue: May 19, 1938
OCLC #41401402

Durham Morning Herald
Began in 1919 – Ended in 1990
Last known issue: Dec. 31, 1990
Continues: Morning Herald (1896)
Merged with: Durham Sun, to form: Herald-Sun
Issued with The Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
June 6, 1988 – Dec. 31, 1990

The Durham Recorder
Began in 1879 – Last known issue: Dec. 29, 1911
Continues: Hillsborough Recorder (Hillsborough, NC)
Published as: The Hillsboro Recorder Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 1895
Published as “Recorder and North Carolina Tobacco Journal”
Apr. 18, 1883

Durham Sun
Began in 1913 – Ended in 1990
Last known issue: Dec. 31, 1990
Continues: Durham Daily Sun
Merged with: Durham Morning Herald, to form: Herald-Sun

Durham Tobacco Plant
Began in 1872 – Ended in 1886
Last known issue: Oct. 13, 1886
Continued by: Tobacco Plant

Durham Weekly Globe
Began in 1889 – Last known issue: June 8, 1892

Globe-Herald
Began in 1894 – Ended in 1895
Last known issue: Dec. 11, 1894
Formed by the union of: Durham Daily Globe and, Morning Herald (1894)
Split into: Durham Globe and, Morning Herald (1896)

Herald Sun
Began in 1991 – present
Currently published
Formed by the union of: Durham Morning Herald and, Durham Sun
Issued with The Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

The Hillsboro Recorder
Home, Farm and Forest
Began in 1932 – Earliest and last known issue: Apr. 21, 1933
See: Durham Recorder

Illustrated Southern Educator
Began in 1886? – Earliest and last known issue: Oct. 31, 1893

Independent
Began in 1985 – Ended in 1989
Last known issue: Apr. 20, 1989
Continues: North Carolina Independent
Continued by: Independent Weekly

Independent Weekly
Began in 1989 –
Continues: Independent
Currently published

Labor News
Began in 1966 – Last known issue: June 29, 1973
Continues: Carolina Labor News (1964)
Continued by: Carolina Labor News (1974)

Messenger
Began in 1929
No filmed issues

Morning Herald (1894)
Began and ended in 1894 – Earliest and last known issue: Oct. 18, 1894
Now known as Globe-Herald; formed by Durham Daily Globe

Morning Herald (1896)
Began in 1896? – Ended in 1919
Last known issue: Oct. 4, 1919
Continues in part: Globe-Herald
Continued by: Durham Morning Herald
Morning Herald (1894)

News Journal and the Durham Messenger
Earliest known issue: Jan. 1, 1942 – Last known issue: July 20, 1944

North Carolina Anvil
Began in 1967 – Ended in 1983
Last known issue: Aug. 11, 1983

North Carolina Independent
Began in 1983 – Ended in 1985
Last known issue: Feb. 15, 1985
Continued by: Independent

Picture Press and Progress
Earliest and last known issue: Feb. 2, 1932
No filmed issues

Public Appeal
Began in 1857? – Ended in 1963
Last known issue: July 17, 1963

Recorder and North Carolina Tobacco Journal
Saturday Night
Began in 1893 – Earliest and last known issue: May 20, 1893
See: Durham Recorder

The Sun
Began in 1896 – Last known issue: Sept. 16, 1898

Tobacco Plant
Began in 1886 – Ended in 1889?
Last known issue: Dec. 21, 1888
Continued by: Durham Tobacco Plant

Truth
Began in 1884 – Last known issue: July 1, 1884

Union Advocate
Began in 1939
No filmed issues

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