The Democrat Years: A Growing Process

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Changes of ownership, a seeming lack of interest in history, several deaths, and a fire prompted this study into the history of The Weatherford Democrat. Data for the thesis came from back issues of The Democrat, Ayer Directory of Newspapers and Periodicals, letters from former publishers, and personal observations and experiences of the writer, who worked on the paper 14 years. All but about a dozen years of the back issues are available. The thesis is written in chronological order, dating from the beginning in 1895 to 1967, when the Donrey Media Group gained control, ending local ownership. The Democrat ... continued below

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ix, 335 leaves : ill.

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Vandagriff, Jon R. August 1977.

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Changes of ownership, a seeming lack of interest in history, several deaths, and a fire prompted this study into the history of The Weatherford Democrat. Data for the thesis came from back issues of The Democrat, Ayer Directory of Newspapers and Periodicals, letters from former publishers, and personal observations and experiences of the writer, who worked on the paper 14 years. All but about a dozen years of the back issues are available. The thesis is written in chronological order, dating from the beginning in 1895 to 1967, when the Donrey Media Group gained control, ending local ownership. The Democrat is the survivor of more than 20 newspaper ventures in the city and is still the principal county paper.

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  • August 1977

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  • 1895 - 1967

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Vandagriff, Jon R. The Democrat Years: A Growing Process, thesis, August 1977; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504004/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .