The New Orleans Bee/ L’Abeille
de la Nouvelle-Orléans was a French language
newspaper published in New Orleans beginning on September
1, 1827. An English section was added three months later.
The newspaper continued as a dual language publication until
1872 when the English portion was dropped and once again
it became French only. Briefly [1829-1830] there was also
a Spanish language section. The New Orleans Bee
was originally published three times a week, but became
a daily after a few years. Publication ceased in 1925.
Issues of The New Orleans
Bee from September 1827 to December 1923
are accessible here.
NEW ORLEANS BEE September 1827 to August 1881
NEW ORLEANS BEE September 1881 to December 1923
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All of the issues of The
New Orleans Bee to which you have access here
are listed in chronological order. You can navigate to an
issue using a step by step approach.
to navigate the New Orleans Bee archives
To locate a specific date in The
New Orleans Bee, click on the volume which includes
For example: For the March 5th, 1829 issue,
click on Vol-003 December 1828-August 1829. Then click on
the plus sign at the appropriate month: 03_1829. At this
point you must approximate where in the list of files March
5 would fall.
For example: When you open file 1829_03_0006.pdf
, you locate the March 4th issue, then try a few files later,
1829_03_0009.pdf, where you locate the March 5th issue.
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