Newspaper Draugas (Chicago, Ill.) 1917-Current Lithuanian daily friend

About Draugas (Chicago, Ill.) 1917-Current

On July 12, 1909, two supporters of the Lithuanian nationalist movement, Rev. Antanas Staniukynas and Rev. Antanas Kaupas published the first issue of the Catholic, Lithuanian-language newspaper, Draugas (“The Friend”) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Staniukynas managed the administrative aspects of the publication, providing financial oversight, while Kaupas took responsibility for the paper’s content as editor. Staniukynas and Kaupas, who both practiced as Catholic priests, believed Draugas would serve as a unique daily publication for members of the Catholic faith that was not fulfilled by the existing, more conservative Lithuanian Catholic publications: Katalikas(“The Catholic”) and Žvaigždė (“The Star”). In 1916, the publication of Draugas moved to Chicago, where it resumed as a weekly under the name Savaitinis Draugas (“The Weekly Friend”). The following year, the newspaper returned to its original daily format and name, Draugas: Lithuanian Daily Friend. While Draugas has widely been classified as a Catholic-affiliated publication, another Lithuanian-American newspaper published in Chicago, Lietuva (“Lithuania”) challenged this view because Draugus tended to support all Lithuanians, regardless of their religious affiliation. Lietuva thus accused Draugas of promoting divisive sectarianism-highlighting the diversity of religious thought within the nascent immigrant community. In fact, despite its reputation as a Catholic paper, Draugas was widely known for its commitment to moral uplift, support for immigrant minority communities, and engagement with labor issues. In continuous publication since 1917, Draugas has the distinction of being the longest-running Lithuanian daily newspaper in the world.

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About this Newspaper

Title
Draugas (Chicago, Ill.) 1917-Current
Other Title
Lithuanian daily friend
Contributor Names
Lithuanian Catholic Press Society.
Dates of Publication
1917-current
Created / Published
Chicago, Ill. : Draugas Pub. Co.
Subject Headings
-  Lithuanian Americans--Illinois--Newspapers
-  Lithuanian American Catholics--Illinois--Newspapers
-  Lithuanian American newspapers--Illinois
-  Chicago (Ill.)--Religion--Newspapers
-  Lithuanian American Catholics
-  Lithuanian American newspapers
-  Lithuanian Americans
-  Religion
-  Illinois
-  Illinois--Chicago
-  United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
Genre
Newspapers
Notes
-  Three times per week
-  M. 2, no. 1 (2 saus., 1917)-
-  Available on microfilm; Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, and the Center for Research Libraries.
-  Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
-  In Lithuanian; with some English.
-  Latest issue consulted: Vol. 105, no. 136 (Nov. 18, 2014).
Medium
volumes
Call Number/Physical Location
Newspaper
Library of Congress Control Number
sn83045087
OCLC Number
9426502
ISSN Number
2377-3286
Preceding Titles
Savaitinis Draugas (Chicago, Ill.) 1916 to 1916
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/sn83045087
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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HOLDING: Center For Res Libr, Newsp Proj, Chicago, IL

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  • <1941:1-1946:6><1956-1970>
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  • s=<1917:11:21-1929:7:17><1931:1:1-4:5><1936><1940><1946:7-1955:12><1971-
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  • <1909:7:12-1910:11:10> <1910:12:8-1912:12:26>
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  • <1917:5:28-1925:11:14> <1926:1:1-1928:7:30> <1938:1:1-1939:12:31> <1955:7:1-1957:10:30>
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HOLDING: Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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  • 1986:Jan.1-
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HOLDING: Lithuanian Res & Study Ctr, Inc, Chicago, IL

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  • <1917:1:2-12:31> <1919:1:2-12:31> <1921:3:19> <1922:2:16-3:29> <1923:1:18-12:18> <1924:10:25> <1925:2:14> <1926:8:28-12:24> <1927:9:10> <1928:7:31-1929:5:4> <1930:7:9,14> <1931:9:25,29-30> <1932:1:9-3:14> <1933:7:17-8:7> <1934:12:29> <1935:1:2-1936:12:31> <1937:7:15, 10:16, 12:15> <1938:2:19, 9:3> <1939:2:27, 10:11, 12:14> <1940:1:2-1943:6:14> <1944:1:30-12:19> <1945:9:21,24> <1946:1:3-12:31> <1947:4:4-12:31> <1948:7:16-12:29> <1949:9:2-1998:12:30>
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  • m=<1963:10:16-11:6,8-12:14,17-1964:1:29> <1964:1:31-2:19,22-3:25,27-4:20,23-6:18,20-7:20,22-8:25,27-10:27,29-1966:5:10> <1966:5:12-8:25,27-1968:5:18> <1968:5:21-9:17,19-12:31>
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