The Press: Old Papers

The late Oscar von Forckenbeck, high Prussian official, had a consuming passion: the collection of old newspapers and manuscripts. When he died in 1892 he left the fruits of 40 years of collecting—jour-nals in 43 languages from 32 countries. These were bequeathed to the municipality of Aix-la Chapelle which built upon the collection, until, last week, the Technical College at Aachen (formerly Aix-la Chapelle) opened to the public its Newspaper Museum. It contained 150,000 journals in nearly all languages. Oldest example is a copy of Neue Zeitung Tubingen of 1561. Most interesting...

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