The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.) 1912-current

The Optimist is a semiweekly newspaper first appearing in 1912 and running to the present. It is published in Abilene, Tex. by Abilene Christian University.

The Portal to Texas History currently provides access to 3,674 issues (29,043 pages) from 96 years of this newspaper's run. The earliest date held is August 1, 1912. The last date is May 9, 2012. Access to this newspaper is made possible in part by The Abilene Library Consortium.

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Additional Details


  • Semiweekly (during school year: 54 issues)
Language: English


  • United States - Texas - Taylor County - Abilene
Kind Serial Title


  • LCCN: 2009271400
  • OCLC: 27372393
  • UNT-TITLE-ID: t00052

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The Optimist, title in The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed June 5, 2023.

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