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Our Collection: The Rochester AdvocateRochester Advocate

Early Volumes of The Rochester Advocate Now Available Online!

The Rochester Advocate (originally named the Daily Paper for Our Little People) is part of the Little Paper Family of publications that was published and printed by the Rochester School for the Deaf. It chronicles daily life at the school and provides unique commentaries on local and world events of the day. Visit the Gallaudet University Library for more information.



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Jump to: 1881-99 | 1900-19 | 1920-39 | 1940-59 | 1960-79 | 1980-91



1880s (March 1881 - June 1890)

Coverage Dates Vol. Pages PDF Size
Mar 1881 - Jun 1881 01 184 63MB
Sep 1881 - Jun 1882 02 606 88MB
Sep 1882 - Jun 1883 03 496 72MB
Sep 1883 - Jun 1884 04 646 119MB
Sep 1884 - Jun 1885 05 654 126MB
Sep 1885 - Jun 1886 06 728 125MB
Sep 1886 - Jun 1887 07 754 125MB
Sep 1887 - Jun 1888 08 726 122MB
Sep 1888 - Jun 1889 09 474 68MB
Sep 1889 - Jun 1890 10 514 71MB

1890s (September 1890 - June 1900)

Coverage Dates Vol. Pages PDF Size
Sep 1890 - Jun 1891 11 551 71MB
Sep 1891 - Jun 1892 12 653 106MB
Sep 1892 - Jun 1893 13 783 107MB
Sep 1893 - Jun 1894 14 899 125MB
Sep 1894 - Jun 1895 15 996 137MB
Sep 1895 - Jun 1896 16 877 176MB
Sep 1896 - Jun 1897 17 731 145MB
Sep 1897 - Jun 1898 18 795 105MB
Sep 1898 - Jun 1899 19 769 96MB
Sep 1899 - Jun 1900 20 963 109MB





1900s (September 1900 - June 1910)

Coverage Dates Vol. Pages PDF Size
Sep 1900 - Jun 1901 21 912 106MB
Sep 1901 - Jun 1902 22 881 99MB
Sep 1902 - Jun 1903 23 883 89MB
Sep 1903 - Jun 1904 24 860 60MB
Sep 1904 - Jun 1905 25 892 68MB
Sep 1905 - Jun 1906 26 844 71MB
Sep 1906 - Jun 1907 27 810 51MB
Sep 1907 - Jun 1908 28 849 96MB
Sep 1908 - Jun 1909 29 886 232MB
Sep 1909 - Jun 1910 30 797 189MB

1910s (September 1910 - June 1920)

Coverage Dates Vol Pages PDF Size
Sep 1910 - Jun 1911 31 831 65MB
Sep 1911 - Jun 1912 32 875 210MB
Sep 1912 - Jun 1913 33 859 190MB
Sep 1913 - Jun 1914 34 912 220MB
Sep 1914 - Jun 1915 35 837 238MB
Sep 1915 - Jun 1916 36 800 206MB
Sep 1916 - Jun 1917 37 830 206MB
Sep 1917 - Jun 1918 38 782 192MB
Oct 1918 - Jun 1919 39 126 46MB
Oct 1919 - Jun 1920 40 112 74MB





1920s (October 1920 - June 1930)

Coverage Dates Vol Pages PDF Size
Oct 1920 - Jun 1921 41 114 74MB
Oct 1921 - Jun 1922 42 116 72MB
Oct 1922 - Jun 1923 43 118 75MB
Oct 1923 - Jun 1924 44 116 73MB
Oct 1924 - Jun 1925 45 120 74MB
Oct 1925 - Jun 1926 46 122 74MB
Oct 1926 - Jun 1927 47 155 86MB
Oct 1927 - Jun 1928 48 112 75MB
Oct 1928 - Jun 1929 49 119 75MB
Oct 1929 - Jun 1930 50 114 73MB

1930s (October 1930 - June 1940)

Coverage Dates Vol Pages PDF Size
Oct 1930 - Jun 1931 51 146 87MB
Sep 1931 - Jun 1932 52 174 91MB
Oct 1932 - Jun 1933 53 152 87MB
Oct 1933 - Jun 1934 54 146 84MB
Oct 1934 - Jun 1935 55 149 82MB
Oct 1935 - Jun 1936 56 148 83MB
Oct 1936 - Jun 1937 57 154 83MB
Oct 1937 - Jun 1938 58 149 82MB
Oct 1938 - Jun 1939 59 145 83MB
Oct 1939 - Jun 1940 60 146 84MB





1940s (October 1940 - July 1950)

Coverage Dates Vol Pages PDF Size
Oct 1940 - Jun 1941 61 144 82MB
Oct 1941 - Jun 1942 62 173 97MB
Oct 1942 - Jun 1943 63 149 84MB
Oct 1943 - Jun 1944 64 165 95MB
Nov 1944 - Jul 1945 65 159 84MB
Nov 1945 - Jul 1946 66 156 83MB
Nov 1946 - Jul 1947 67 161 86MB
Nov 1947 - Jul 1948 68 161 86MB
Nov 1948 - Jul 1949 69 160 99MB
Nov 1949 - Jul 1950 70 162 101MB

1950s (November 1950 - June 1960)

Coverage Dates Vol Pages PDF Size
Nov 1950 - Jul 1951 71 160 99MB
Nov 1951 - Jul 1952 72 161 100MB
Nov 1952 - Jul 1953 73 160 101MB
Nov 1953 - Jul 1954 74 161 101MB
Nov 1954 - Jun 1955 75 144 89MB
Nov 1955 - Jun 1956 76 140 87MB
Nov 1956 - Jun 1957 77 69 40MB
Nov 1957 - Jun 1958 78 62 24MB
Nov 1958 - Jun 1959 79 60 23MB
Nov 1959 - Jun 1960 80 61 25MB





1960s (November 1960 - June 1970)

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Nov 1960 - Jun 1961 81 62 25MB
Nov 1961 - Jun 1962 82 60 25MB
Nov 1962 - Jun 1963 83 62 24MB
Nov 1963 - Jun 1964 84 60 24MB
Nov 1964 - Jun 1965 85 60 23MB
Nov 1965 - Nov 1965 86 12 11MB
Jan 1966 - Jun 1966 87 49 17MB
Nov 1966 - Jun 1967 88 68 26MB
Nov 1967 - Jun 1968 89 140 50MB
Nov 1968 - Jun 1969 90 140 51MB
Nov 1969 - Jun 1970 91 109 37MB

1970s (November 1970 - June 1980)

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Nov 1970 - Jun 1971 92 99 35MB
Nov 1971 - Jun 1972 93 109 38MB
Nov 1972 - Jun 1973 94 81 30MB
Nov 1973 - Jun 1974 95 73 26MB
Nov 1974 - Jun 1975 96 79 27MB
Nov 1975 - Jun 1976 97 71 26MB
Nov 1976 - Jun 1977 98 63 24MB
Nov 1977 - Jun 1978 99 64 24MB
Nov 1978 - Jun 1979 100 63 23MB
Nov 1979 - Jun 1980 101 63 23MB





1980s (November 1980 - June 1990)

Coverage Dates Vol Pages PDF Size
Nov 1980 - Jun 1981 102 63 23MB
Nov 1981 - Jun 1982 103 66 22MB
Nov 1982 - Jun 1983 104 64 22MB
Nov 1983 - Jun 1984 105 64 21MB
Nov 1984 - Jun 1985 106 65 22MB
Nov 1985 - Jun 1986 107 64 20MB
Nov 1986 - Jun 1987 108 68 22MB
Nov 1987 - Jun 1988 109 74 23MB
Nov 1988 - Jun 1989 110 76 24MB
Nov 1989 - Jun 1990 111 72 23MB

1990s (November 1990 - November 1991)

Coverage Dates Vol Pages PDF Size
Nov 1990 - Jun 1991 112 68 22MB
Nov 1991 - Nov 1991 113 17 10MB





The digitization of The Rochester Advocates was made possible by a generous grant
from The Community Foundation.


If you find an interesting item or person in one of the Advocates and want more information, please contact us. In some cases, we have additional research resources or photographs available - wed be happy to help!

Rochester School for the Deaf
Archive Center, Perkins Hall
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621
E-mail: archives@rsdeaf.org