New E-Resource: Historical Washington Post, 1877-1993 (ProQuest)

Washington Post, 1877-1993 (ProQuest)

The Washington Post, (1877-1993) known for its political reporting, was the first newspaper in Washington to publish seven days a week. Early contributors included Joseph Pulitzer and a relatively unknown–Theodore Roosevelt, who contributed stories about the West. Beginning in the 1940s, the newspaper featured editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block (“Herblock”), who used his drawings to express indignation with political leaders. He coined the term “McCarthyism” in the 1950s and was unrelenting in his graphic characterization of Richard Nixon. This newspaper is perhaps most famous for a series of stories that began with a break-in at the Watergate office complex in 1972.