Monday, April 16, 2018

Help wanted


To help finish the current project, we need media, especially religious press, mentions of ZWT before 1887. If you have a press database please check because different sites cover different papers. Send either to Rachael or to me. It is far better that something is sent in multiple times than something gets missed because everyone assumes it is already on file. Thanks.

1 comment:

ZionsHerald said...

I know several of the Adventist periodicals of the time mentioned the paper.

When going through the microfilms in the Jenks collection at the Aurora Univerisity, I do remember the World's Crisis films going beyond the years of the early Towers.

The page below suggests that it was still in publication up to 1900, but it lists only three libraries that have any of the papers and Aurora is not listed.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn91063287/

The World Cat also suggests 1900 as the date it ceased publication.

http://www.worldcat.org/title/worlds-crisis-and-second-advent-messenger/oclc/32105538

It looks like someone has scanned the collection (based on the following link).

http://www.worldcat.org/title/worlds-crisis-and-second-advent-messenger/oclc/770717580?referer=di&ht=edition

The The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge ..., Volume 1 gives a general description of

https://books.google.com/books?id=l-oVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=world%27s+crisis+and+second+advent+messenger&source=bl&ots=S0q_f-XHJP&sig=nOOoEOZVgguWJoxIT05c01MmLnk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigmqfExsTaAhXC5IMKHe6eCkUQ6AEINDAC#v=onepage&q=world's%20crisis%20and%20second%20advent%20messenger&f=false

In researching this I found the following is GREAT news that I was not aware of. It appears the World's Crisis and other Second Adventist publications are being scanned or are on the list to be scanned in the near future. They have added new scans of the Bible Examiner that are much cleaner than the scans I made a long time ago from the microfilms.

https://adventistdigitallibrary.org/content/pending-contributions

If you do not have all of the Worlds Crisis and other Adventist scans that I made let me know and I'll get them to you.

It looks like you can try some searches like the following (where I found a couple references) at the Adventist Digital Collection.

https://www.google.com/search?num=100&lr=&as_qdr=all&ei=P6HXWq3BGcrSjwTNv4CQAQ&q=%22Zion%27s+Watch+Tower%22+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fadventistdigitallibrary.org%2F&oq=%22Zion%27s+Watch+Tower%22+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fadventistdigitallibrary.org%2F&gs_l=psy-ab.3...27434.29241.0.29499.2.2.0.0.0.0.37.73.2.2.0.foo%2Ckpnr%3D200%2Ccfro%3D1...0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.R0YeqKKNCLE

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22C+T+russell%22+site:https://adventistdigitallibrary.org/&num=100&lr=&as_qdr=all&filter=0&biw=1290&bih=523

The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald mentions CT Russell.

https://adventistdigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/adl:350479/datastream/PDF/view


Unfortunately it is not as easy for me to get the access to the microfilms as it once was (even though I live 15 minutes away). I've filled "Jerome" in on the difficulties I've had the recent trips to the University for access to the films.