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Portsmouth Public Library Index of Local Newspaper Headlines 1905-06


This is a chronological list of Local Portsmouth Newspaper articles found in the Treaty of Portsmouth Vertical Files located in the Special Collection of the Portsmouth Public Library, corner of Islington and Middle Street in downtwon Portsmouth. These articles may be perused in the library and/or photocopied as needed. Please ask a reference librarian for assistance.

Additional headlines:

July 1905 -- Preparations begin

August 1-26, 1905 -- Negotiations

August 26-31, 1905 -- Peace achieved

September 1905 -- Treaty and aftermath

Oct-Dec 1905 -- Effects

1906 -- Peace Treaty Anniversary


June 1905 -- War Coverage 

June 1, 1905    Stubborn Russia:  May Not Yield In the Face of Disastrous Defeat 

June 1, 1905    Peace Should Come at Once (States and Union)

June 8, 1905    Awaiting a Reply: Presidents Peace Ideas Have Been Laid Before Czar (States and Union)

June 15, 1905  A Possible Hitch: Washington Rumor as to Peace Negotiations: Tact of the President (States and Union)

June 29, 1905  Russians Cut Off: Mogi Said to Have Surrounded Seventy Thousand: Date For Envoys Meeting (States and Union)



For a month's view Calendar, click here.

The Japan-America Society is the 501c3 nonprofit that supports the efforts of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum. To join, click here.

© Richard Haynes
Haynes Images

For information about ordering fine art prints of this Treaty Centennial symbol, and other commemorative items, click here.

For information about the Russia Society of New Hampshire, write to
PO Box 177
Concord NH 03302-0177

For a Russian-language description of the Treaty exhibit click here.

For the Russian-language Library of Congress description of the Treaty of Portsmouth, click here.


 News and Links

To learn nore, the following books are available:

Heroes & Friends: Behind the Scenes of the Treaty of Portsmouth by Michiko Nakanishi

There Are No Victors Here: A Local Perspective on the Treaty of Portsmouth by Peter E. Randall

Also available:

An Uncommon Commitment to Peace Exhibit Catalogue published by the Japan-America Society of NH

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: The Service of Thanksgiving for the Portsmouth Treaty, September 5, 1905 by Marina Grot Turkevich Naumann

Original 1905 newsreel footage on DVD

Treaty of Portsmouth 1905-2005 book of reproduction historical postcards.

The Portsmouth Peace Process: Guide for Teachers by Northeast Cultural Coop

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Trail

For hours, directions, details on the Portsmouth Historical Society museum where the Portsmouth Peace Treaty exhibit is displayed, click here.

For hours, directions, details on Strawbery Banke Museum and the Shapiro House, owned by one of the founders of Temple Israel who figured in the Treaty citizen diplomacy, click here.

For information about Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Building 86 where the formal negotiations were held. click here.

For more information about Wentworth By the Sea Hotel, where both delegations stayed, click here.

For more information about Green Acre Bahai School and Sarah Farmer's commitment to the peace process, click here.

The Portsmouth Public Library maintains an micorfilm archive of local newspapers and an index of the relevant Treaty reporting and other related materials. The archive of original newspapers, photographs and other documents is maintained by the Portsmouth Athenaeum.



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