The New Orleans Bee
The April 7, 1917, front page reporting the U.S. entry into World War I
|Founded||September 1, 1827|
also Spanish (1829–30)
|Headquarters||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
The New Orleans Bee (French: L’Abeille de la Nouvelle-Orléans, Spanish: La Abeja de Nueva Orleans) was an American broadsheet newspaper in New Orleans, Louisiana, founded on September 1, 1827, by François Delaup and originally located at 94 St. Peter, between Royal and Bourbon.
Initially published three times a week in French, an English-language section was added on November 24, 1827, and in this form it was the most successful of New Orleans daily newspapers in the middle of the nineteenth century. The English section was abandoned in 1872 because of increased competition from English-language newspapers but later restored. A Spanish-language section (Abeja) was published in 1829-1830.
Until at least 1897 L'Abeille remained "almost certainly the daily newspaper of choice" for French officials in New Orleans. The title was purchased in 1921 by The Times-Picayune and was published weekly until it closed in 1923. It was by some accounts the last French-language newspaper in New Orleans, ceasing publication on December 27, 1923, after ninety-six years; others assert that it was outlasted by Le Courrier de la Nouvelle Orleans, which continued until 1955.
- The New Orleans Bee. Wednesday January 16, 1861. Volume XVII, Whole No. 11,882. 1. Retrieved on September 19, 2010.
- The New Orleans Bee. May 1, 1830. Spanish page 1. Retrieved on September 19, 2010.
- Richard Campanella (2002). Time and place in New Orleans: past geographies in the present day. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-56554-991-3.
- "About this Newspaper: L'Abeille.". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
- Works Progress Administration (2009). New Orleans City Guide. Garrett County Press. pp. 89–90. ISBN 978-1-891053-08-5.
- "Creole Echoes - The Institutions". Louisiana State University. Archived from the original on April 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
- "New Orleans Bee Home". Jefferson Parish Library. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
- William Arceneaux (2004). No Spark of Malice: The Murder of Martin Begnaud. LSU Press. p. 221. ISBN 978-0-8071-3025-4.
- French, Cajun, Creole, Houma: A Primer on Francophone Louisiana by Carl A. Brasseaux Louisiana State University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8071-3036-2 pg 32
- New Orleans City Guide. The Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration: 1938 pg 90
- Language Shift in the Coastal Marshes of Louisiana by Kevin James Rottet. Peter Lang Publishing: 2001. ISBN 0820449806 pg 60
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