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Time Series for the Births and Deaths of Newspapers in Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, 1690-1994

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data, and event/transaction data
Creator
  • Blau, Judith R. (University of North Carolina. Sociology Department)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2005-07-29
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
cities; civil society; cultural influences; newspapers; organizational structure; political action
Description
  • Abstract

    The collection consists of time series for the births and deaths of newspapers for Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, with time-varying covariates. This data collection stemmed from a study of cultural production and the role of newspapers in social and political mobilization. The data have been used to study ethnic and political group formation and the importance of newspapers as an indicator of civil society. The New York City data also allow the analysis of organizational histories, including mergers, and newspapers' chained histories. Data were collected from secondary data sources, including multiple sources for newspapers, United States historical censuses, immigration data, wars, recessions, unemployment rates, and election data. The length of the time series varies by city, with the longest series for New York City, Buffalo, Boston, and Philadelphia. For most files, the year is the unit of analysis, which lends itself to Poisson count analyses or event history. Network techniques are appropriate with the entrepreneurship data. Parts 1-7 of this collection contain pooled data across multiple cities. Parts 8 and 9 contain data for Baltimore. Parts 10-25 include data from Boston, while Parts 26-45 cover Buffalo. Parts 46-63 are data for New York City and Parts 64-89 contain data for Philadelphia. Lastly, Parts 90 and 91 include data for Washington, DC.
  • Methods

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  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Pooled Detailed Newspaper Data for Boston, Buffalo, New York, and Philadelphia, 1820-1900
    • DS2: Pooled Data for African American Newspapers, 1820-1900
    • DS3: Pooled Data for Political Papers Born, 1820-1950
    • DS4: Pooled Data for Political Papers in Boston, Buffalo, New York, and Philadelphia, 1820-1990
    • DS5: Pooled Data for Political Papers in Boston, Buffalo, New York, and Philadelphia, 1771-1985
    • DS6: Pooled Data for Religious and Ethnic Papers in Boston, Buffalo, New York, and Philadelphia, 1732-1985
    • DS7: Pooled Data for Religious and Ethnic Papers in Boston, Buffalo, New York, and Philadelphia, 1745-1987
    • DS8: Baltimore Detailed Newspaper Data, 1773-1985
    • DS9: Baltimore Newspaper Births by Year, 1760-1900
    • DS10: Boston Detailed Newspaper Data, 1690-1983
    • DS11: Boston Newspaper and Population Data, 1690-1983
    • DS12: Boston Demographic Data, 1790-1990
    • DS13: Boston Newspaper Births by Year, 1793-1986
    • DS14: Boston Independent Paper Births by Year, 1850-1930
    • DS15: Boston Newspaper Births, Deaths, and Density by Year, 1690-1986
    • DS16: Boston Political Papers Data, 1794-1923
    • DS17: Boston Detailed Political Papers Data, 1794-1923
    • DS18: Boston Total Election Count Data by Year, 1824-1952
    • DS19: Boston Total Election Percentages Data by Year, 1824-1952
    • DS20: Boston Select Election Percentages Data, 1794-1923
    • DS21: Boston Gubernatorial Election Data, 1835-1865
    • DS22: Boston Presidential Election Data, 1835-1865
    • DS23: Boston Political Papers and Election Data, 1794-1923
    • DS24: Boston Magazine Data, 1758-1925
    • DS25: Boston Cluster Data
    • DS26: Buffalo Detailed Newspaper Data, 1811-1986
    • DS27: Buffalo Demographic Data, 1790-1990
    • DS28: Buffalo Demographic and Religious Data, 1850-1940
    • DS29: Buffalo Newspaper Births by Year, 1820-1950
    • DS30: Buffalo Newspaper Deaths by Year, 1820-1950
    • DS31: Buffalo Unaffiliated Newspaper Births by Year, 1820-1950
    • DS32: Buffalo Newspaper Births, Deaths, and Density, 1811-1986
    • DS33: Buffalo Newspaper Births, Deaths, and Density, 1820-1950
    • DS34: Buffalo Newspaper Births, Deaths, and Density by Year, 1811-1994
    • DS35: Buffalo Newspaper Births, Deaths, and Density by Year, 1820-1950
    • DS36: Buffalo Newspaper Density by Year, 1820-1950
    • DS37: Buffalo Political Newspaper Data, 1820-1974
    • DS38: Buffalo Total Election Count Data by Year, 1824-1952
    • DS39: Buffalo Total Election Percentages Data by Year, 1824-1952
    • DS40: Buffalo Political Newspaper and Election Data, 1820-1974
    • DS41: Buffalo Ethnic Population Data, 1850-1930
    • DS42: Buffalo Ethnic Newspaper Births by Year, 1790-1990
    • DS43: Buffalo Ethnic Newspaper Deaths by Year, 1790-1993
    • DS44: Buffalo Ethnic Newspaper Lifespan Data by Decade, 1790-1990
    • DS45: Buffalo Religious Membership Data by Year, 1850-1930
    • DS46: New York City Detailed Newspaper Data, 1725-1988
    • DS47: New York City New Immigrant Newspaper Data, 1850-1987
    • DS48: New York City Old Immigrant Newspaper Data, 1784-1984
    • DS49: New York City Old and New Immigrant Newspapers by Year, 1725-1990
    • DS50: New York City Census Data, 1850-1940
    • DS51: New York City Population Data by Year, 1790-1990
    • DS52: New York City Census Data for Foreign Born, 1850-1990
    • DS53: New York City Independent Foundings by Year, 1850-1940
    • DS54: New York City Newspaper Lifespan, 1725-1984
    • DS55: New York City Political Newspaper Data, 1782-1985
    • DS56: New York City Total Election Count Data by Year, 1824-1952
    • DS57: New York City Total Election Percentages Data by Year, 1824-1952
    • DS58: New York City Ethnic Newspaper Births and Deaths by Year, 1725-1990
    • DS59: New York City Religious Membership Data, 1850-1940
    • DS60: New York City Religious Populations by Year, 1850-1940
    • DS61: New York Chains Data, 1735-1984
    • DS62: New York City Newspaper Families Data, 1725-1984
    • DS63: New York City Clusters of Families Data
    • DS64: Philadelphia Detailed Newspaper Data, 1719-1988
    • DS65: Philadelphia Population Data by Year, 1790-1990
    • DS66: Philadelphia Foreign-Born Population Data by Year, 1790-1990
    • DS67: Philadelphia Foreign-Born Population Data by Decade, 1850-1950
    • DS68: Philadelphia Newspaper and Social Data by Year, 1790-1988
    • DS69: Philadelphia Newspaper Foundings, 1719-1987
    • DS70: Philadelphia Newspaper Foundings by Type and Year, 1790-1990
    • DS71: Philadelphia Newspaper Foundings and Social Data by Year, 1790-1990
    • DS72: Philadelphia Newspaper Density Data by Year, 1790-1988
    • DS73: Philadelphia Newspaper Density and Population Data by Year, 1719-1994
    • DS74: Philadelphia Newspaper Density and Social Data by Year, 1790-1988
    • DS75: Philadelphia Newspaper, Depression, and Strike Data by Year, 1790-1990
    • DS76: Philadelphia Newspapers Depression, Unemployment by Year 1719-1994
    • DS77: Philadelphia Political Newspaper Data, 1771-1939
    • DS78: Philadelphia Political Newspaper and Election Data, 1771-1939
    • DS79: Philadelphia Political Newspaper and Election Data Sorted by Year, 1771-1939
    • DS80: Philadelphia Political Newspaper and Election Data, 1835-1865
    • DS81: Philadelphia Political Newspaper and Gubernatorial Election Data, 1835-1865
    • DS82: Philadelphia Political Newspaper and Presidential Election Data, 1835-1865
    • DS83: Philadelphia Total Election Count Data by Year, 1824-1952
    • DS84: Philadelphia Total Election Percentages Data by Year, 1824-1952
    • DS85: Philadelphia Religious Population Data by Year, 1850-1930
    • DS86: Philadelphia Religious Membership Data, 1850-1926
    • DS87: Philadelphia Newspaper Religious, Political and Ethnic Affiliations Data, 1719-1988
    • DS88: Philadelphia Ethnic and Religious Population Data by Year, 1719-1994
    • DS89: Philadelphia Ethnic, Political, and Religious Newspaper Foundings Data by Year, 1790-1990
    • DS90: Washington Detailed Newspaper Data
    • DS91: Washington, DC Newspaper Births, 1789-1888
Temporal Coverage
  • 1690 / 1994
    Time period: 1690--1994
  • 1996 / 1999
    Collection date: 1996--1999
Geographic Coverage
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New York (state)
  • New York City
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Newspapers in large cities in the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: cities
Sampling
The cities were selected purposively, with emphasis on older and larger cities in the United States.
Note
2006-03-30 File CB04058-ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES-9108923, SES-8907765).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 4058 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR04058.v1
Publications
  • Blau, Judith R., Elman, Cheryl. The Institutionalization of U.S. Political Parties: Patronage Newspapers. Sociological Inquiry.72, (4), 576-599.2002.
    • ID: 10.1111/1475-682X.00035 (DOI)
  • Blau, Judith R., Brown, Eric S.. Du Bois and Diasporic Identity: The Veil and the Unveiling Project. Sociological Theory.19, (2), 219-233.2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/0735-2751.00137 (DOI)
  • Blau, Judith R.. Group Enmity and Accord: The Commercial Press in Three American Cities. Social Science History.24, (2), 395-413.2000.
    • ID: 10.1215/01455532-24-2-395 (DOI)
  • Blau, J.R.. Immigrant Communities and Their Newspapers in America, 1850-1930. Sociological Analysis.1, 13-24.1998.
  • Blau, Judith R., Thomas, Mim, Newhouse, Beverly, Kavee, Andrew. Ethnic Buffer Institutions: The Immigrant Press, New York City, 1820-1984. Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung.23, (3), 20-37.1998.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Blau, Judith R. (2005): Time Series for the Births and Deaths of Newspapers in Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, 1690-1994. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04058