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Pullman Tribune (Newspaper), 1895-1919

These Pullman Tribunes are housed on microfilm (AN48.P8 T7x) in the Holland Library at WSU.

The Pullman Tribune and other papers:

The Pullman Tribune was established in 1891, with J.J. Murray and H.M.Brainard as its sponsors.  It went through a succession of owners and publishers, and in 1906 was purchased by In 1906 the newspaper was purchased by L.E. Wenham and W.L. Wenham, who retained ownership until it was finally absorbed into the rival Pullman Herald in 1919.  The final issue was published on April 3, 1919.


Other Pullman newspapers included the Pullman News, 1906-1911, and the short-lived Daily World, early 1890s, which lasted only a few weeks.  The Pullman Herald, which purchased the Tribune, had began publication in 1888, and ceased publication in 1989.  In 1984, the Daily Idahonian (Moscow, ID) began publishing the Palouse Empire News, which covered local news in Pullman and Whitman County; that became the Daily News, and in 1991 the Idahonian and the Daily News merged to become the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, which continues today.  Other papers in the region which may prove helpful in documenting Pullman's development and history include Washington State University's Evergreen (1892-), various Colfax, WA or Moscow, ID papers, and Spokane's Spokesman-Review (1883-) or Daily Chronicle (1881-1982).

The Collection:

Individual pages from 525 Pullman Tribune issues are compiled here, ranging from 1895-1919.  The newspaper is mostly compete from 1910-1919, with only scattered issues before.  The issues document the evolution of the city of Pullman and the region.  Newspaper issues in this collection can also be accessed in microfilm in the Holland Library at WSU at call number AN48.P8 T7x; the images here are scanned from those.  Some issues or pages are missing in this digital collection; these are simply not present in the microfilm.  Once the set of microfilm reels has been scanned, an attempt will be made to identify missing issues or pages and locate and add/replace those where possible.  The Whitman County Historical Society holds some original unmicrofilmed newspapers.

Searching the Database:

Entering search terms in the box located at the top of the page will search across the full text of all newspapers. To read through an individual issue, select Browse This Collection and then click on the appropriate date. Search results are displayed as a series of thumbnail images that may be browsed. To view a larger image and its corresponding description, click on the thumbnail. An option to return to the home page for this collection is provided in the banner.

To browse all digitized issues from a given year, click on that year: 

1895 1896 1897 0000 1904 1905 0000 1907 0000 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919

Creating the Database:

University Archivist Mark O'English originated the project, designed the metadata schemas, and designed this page. Microfilm pages were scanned and OCRed as 300 dpi color pdfs on an e-Image Data ScanPro 2000 microfilm scanner by WSU students Drew Neyens, Jennifer Rodriguez, and Priya Bhatia.  The pdfs were organized and renamed using Adobe Acrobat X and then uploaded into CONTENTdm. Cindy Ellis provided technical support for CONTENTdm. Jeff Kuure designed the banner.


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