Chicopee Archives Online

The Olive Leaf

Published between May
and October of 1843 at the cost of one dollar a year.

The prospectus states,                                                                                         The Olive Leaf is a semi-monthly paper, devoted to the interests of the Operatives at Cabotville and Chicopee Falls, and throughout the New England States . . .  The matter will be chiefly original, containing articles, Religious, Literary, and Historical.  The paper will be free from a party spirit, and nothing will be admitted to its columns with a view to establish any particular opinion.  Virtue and Morality will be its leading characteristics, while the chief aim of the Editor shall be to benefit that class, to whose welfare it is devoted, and at the same time endeavor to be interesting to all.  The principal(sic)
contributors will be the Operatives, whose communications will be ever gratefully received.