Finding Aid of the Daily News Company Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1909/1914">1909 - 1914</date>, PC.1902

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Finding Aid of the Daily News Company Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1909/1914">1909 - 1914</date>, PC.1902

Abstract

The Daily News Company, which founded the Greensboro Daily News, was chartered in 1909 for the purpose of publishing a newspaper that would treat the Republican Party in a balanced fashion and would not act as an entirely Democratic Party newspaper. Stockholders included members of both parties from all over the state and included Robert Douglas Dick, former editor of the defunct Republican newspaper, the Daily Industrial News. In 1911 Walter A. Hildebrand and partner George Crater purchased the plant and business of the Daily News so that it was no longer published under the aegis of the Daily News Company. At the beginning of 1914 the company was dissolved and its capital distributed among the shareholders. The collection includes 7 loose documents (typed and manuscript) and two volumes relating to Greensboro Daily News and the Daily News Company. The first volume contains the minutes of the board of directors and the second is the stock ledger for the Daily News Company.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Daily News Company Papers
Call Number
PC.1902
Creator
Daily News Company.
Date
1909 - 1914
Extent
9.00 items
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], PC.1902, Daily News Company Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.

    Historical Note

    These materials relate to the beginning in 1909 of the newspaper published under the title, . An earlier newspaper, the , had been established at Greensboro in 1905 as the state organ of the Republican Party, but failed in 1908 after three years operation.

    The Daily News Company was chartered in 1909 for the purpose of publishing a newspaper that would treat the Republican Party in a balanced fashion and would not act as an entirely Democratic Party newspaper. Stockholders included members of both parties from all over the state and included Robert Douglas Dick, former editor of the defunct Republican newspaper. The corporation appointed as manager and editor of The Daily News, Zeliffe P. Smith (1870-1938), a native of Michigan and vice-president of Capital Printing Company in Raleigh. Smith had earlier from 1905 to 1908 edited The American for the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. One of the editors of the Daily News under Smith was Walter A. Hildebrand. In 1911 Hildebrand with a partner, George Crater, purchased the plant and business from the Daily News Company so that the Daily News was no longer published under the aegis of the Daily News Company. At the beginning of 1914 the company was dissolved and its capital distributed among the shareholders. The dissolution of the company and distribution of its capital took place in Raleigh with Charles Dewey Wildes serving as attorney for the company.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Daily News Company.
  2. Greensboro Daily News.
  3. Daily News Company
  4. Greensboro Daily News
  5. Newspapers--North Carolina--Greensboro.
  6. Stocks.
  7. Newspapers
  8. Stocks
  9. Greensboro (N.C.)
  10. Greensboro (N.C.)
  11. Minute books.
  12. Acquisitions Information

    Gift of Marcus L. Scruggs, Raleigh, N.C, 1996

    Processing Information

  13. Processed by George Stevenson, March 31, 2000
  14. Encoded by Dietra Stanley, November, 2006