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Daily News Company Papers


The Daily News Company, which founded theGreensboro 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, theDaily Industrial News. In 1911 Walter A. Hildebrand and partner George Crater purchased the plant and business of theDaily 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 th ... (more below)

Title

Daily News Company Papers

Collection Number

PC.1902

Date(s)

1909 - 1914

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
9
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.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Daily News Company.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by George Stevenson, March 31, 2000

Encoded by Dietra Stanley, November, 2006


These materials relate to the beginning in 1909 of the newspaper published under the title,  Greensboro Daily News. An earlier newspaper, the  Daily Industrial News, 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.


These materials relate to the beginning in 1909 of the newspaper published under the title,  Greensboro Daily News. An earlier newspaper, the  Daily Industrial News, 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.


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


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


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.


Of the two volumes, the first contains the minutes of the board of directors from 1909 to 1910, and those of the trustees in 1914. Supporting documents are tipped in. The second volume is the stock ledger for the company. In it are recorded the names and addresses of the shareholders with the amount of stock owned and when purchased. A folder of seven documents includes lists of stockholders and directors as well as three financial papers and a blank check.


Of the two volumes, the first contains the minutes of the board of directors from 1909 to 1910, and those of the trustees in 1914. Supporting documents are tipped in. The second volume is the stock ledger for the company. In it are recorded the names and addresses of the shareholders with the amount of stock owned and when purchased. A folder of seven documents includes lists of stockholders and directors as well as three financial papers and a blank check.


  • Daily News Company.
  • Greensboro Daily News.
  • Newspapers--North Carolina--Greensboro.
  • Stocks.
  • Greensboro (N.C.)