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Reunion of Newspaper Editors

Reunion of Newspaper Editors


Thirteen editors pose for a group photograph of their reunion at E.A. Stowe's home at College and Logan in August of 1918. First row, left to right: W. J. Sproat, the Democrat; Arthur S. White, the Daily Evening News; Jonathan B. Mills, the Herald; E. H. Stowe, the Eagle; Charles W. Garfield, the Education Journal; and Robert Baird, the Review, a literary weekly. Back row, left to right: D. N. Foster, the Saturday Evening Post; Warren N. Fuller, the West Side Enterprise; Charles A. French, the Democrat; Thomas Fletcher, the Democrat; E.B. Fisher, the Eagle and Michigan Artisan; W. B. Weston, the Leader; Lewis G. Stuart, the Leader, the Herald and the Press.


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TitleReunion of Newspaper Editors

The names of the editors, their papers, and the location of the reunion are written on the back of the photo. The editors in the group were employed on newspapers in Grand Rapids from 1870–1880 except for Jonathan B. Mills and Charles A. French. E.A. Stowe was also the founder of the Michigan Tradesman in 1883 and of the Michigan Dairyman. One editor missing from this photograph who appears in others is Charles E. Belknap. It is unknown if the editors met every year but ten photos of the group covering the years 1906-1923 exist in Collection #54 at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s History and Special Collections Dept.

More about the early history of Grand Rapids newspapers can be found in Chapter XXX of The History of the City of Grand Rapids by Albert Baxter.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI.
Collection#54, GR Public Library Photo Coll., History & Special Collections Dept.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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