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Maiden City Blog is a must-follow for those interested in the history of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania!  As a supplement to Coraopolis History Archive, Maiden City Blog provides insights and background to the history of our beloved Cory, PA.  Follow us on twitter at @maidencityblog to receive real-time updates!

 

History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including Coraopolis Cemeteries, Coraopolis Maps, Coraopolis Industries, and Coraopolis Photographs.

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Stacey Christe

While no local Coraopolis newspaper exists today, Coraopolis was once home to a number of news publications over the years:   

  • The Coraopolis Review (July 1887-?) monthly paper by Rev. Josiah Dillon, founder and editor
  • The Coraopolis Suburban (Aug 1889-August 15, 1892) by J.D. Hamilton, druggist
  • The Coraopolis Chronicle (1890-?) by Frank Burdett Dillon
  • The Only Issue (Feb 1893 - ?) by H.H. Dillon
  • Coraopolis News (March 1897 -?) monthly paper by Gilbert A. Hays & William G. Mudie
  • The Coraopolis Merchant (Dec 1, 1903-?) published by Manning McPherson, office at the corner of 5th Avenue and Ferree Street
  • The Coraopolis Record (March 1, 1906-1961) edited by Charles W. Roll, published in its own building at corner of State Avenue and Watson Street
  • The Record (1962-1985)
  • The Coraopolis Record-Star (2000-2003)
  • The Coraopolis Moon Record (2004-June 26, 2008)

As far as which ones still exist today, it doesn’t appear that many remain.  From what I have been able to determine, the primary depositories are as follows:

o   The Coraopolis Record from 1906 to 2008

  • The Library of Congress, Chronicling America project, separately lists:

o   The Coraopolis Record. (Coraopolis, PA) 1906-1961

o   The Record. (Coraopolis, PA) 1962-current

The Chronicling America Project seems to indicate that these small-town Pennsylvania newspapers will eventually be digitized via The Pennsylvania Newspaper Project.  This is discussed at the Penn State University Library Website at https://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digipres/panp.html

Of note, the Sewickley Herald, across the river, has been digitized, and is available on the Sewickley Library’s Digital Archive.  Papers from 1903 through 2013 are available and fully searchable.  While not necessarily directly applicable, many of the Sewickley Herald issues feature articles involving their Coraopolis neighbors across the river.  This archive can be accessed at http://sewickleylibrary.org/research/heraldarchive/.