HP 119. Jedność-Polonia, 1920-1924. Flash Drive $7.99 [ISBN 1-8871-24-51-9]

This digitized edition of Baltimore's oldest extant newspaper is available on the Library of Congress Chronicaling of America digitized newspaper website. However, each file is a single page and can take hours to search. To provide easier access for both genealogist and historians these pages have been downloaded and compiled iin a pdf.file by year. Now you can search an entire year in one file.

The Jedność-Polonia is the successor to Baltimore's first Polish language newspaper Polonia established in 1891 and Jednośc (Unity) established in 1907. Although except for the first edition of the former none of the other published issues exist.

There are some missing issues in this run: January 3 and February 21, 1920; January 15 [pages 3-6], October 1 [page 2] and December 3, 1921; and March 31, 1923 [pages 3-4]. This weekly newspaper was published in Baltimore on Saturday and was eight pages. However, a sixteen page issue was published as a Christmas bonus. The newspaper did briefly expand to twelve pages from March to May when it reverted back to eight pages in 1924.

The newspaper covered news of Poland, the local Polish community in Baltimore, reprinted works of Polish literature, limited sports and some funeral and death notices, business advertisements, club and organization news. There were also some photographs of local Polonia members.