Politics: Republican 1907-1924; Independent 1925-1952
Owner: W.P. Dabney
Editor: W.P. Dabney
Published: Weekly; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1907-1952
Call #: Roll 8847, October 1918-September 1923
The Union was a "one-man" paper, owned and edited by Wendell Phillips Dabney. Dabney,
born in Richmond Virginia in 1865, was the son of a slave who had purchased his freedom. Dabney founded
the Union February 13, 1907, but the paper's existence was precarious in its early years as it depended
upon a stipend from the Republican party for political advertisements and uncertain income
from subscribers and advertisers. Its motto was "For no people can become great without being united,
for in union there is strength." The paper grew over time and found a faithful audience as
a result from its journalistic integrity. The Union also had a following among various
members of the white community who recognized and appreciated the paper's quality and
Dabney's pungent comments regarding the contemporary scene.
Wendell Phillips Dabney (1865-1952);  born in Richmond, Virginia.
Microfilm roll #B1283 available for purchase.
Sometimes published items contain mistaken information. Occasionally there is a duplicate
issue number or erroneous date. This is especially prevalent in Newspaper publications.
In an effort to reflect the original document, we have kept the original volume, number and date
on the item information. Yet in order to add clarity, we have indicated what we believe the original
issue, volume or date should be.
Although the masthead (frontpage) reads Number 51, it should probably be issue Number 50.
- Number 48 - December 7, 1918
- Number 49 - December 14, 1918
- Number 51 - December 21, 1918 (should be Number 50)
1918 - 1923, selected issues
Images of selected articles and illustrations from the following issues.
||October 05, 1918 - December 28, 1918
||January 04, 1919 - December 27, 1919
||January 03, 1920 - December 25, 1920
||January 01, 1921 - December 31, 1921
||January 07, 1922 - December 30, 1922
||January 03, 1923 - September 22, 1923