The Archives and Special Collections has recently received a 1799 edition of the Farmer’s Almanack. This periodical, which changed its name to the Old Farmer’s Almanac in 1832, is the oldest continuously published periodical in the United States and “has captured America’s fancy with its homespun admixture of fact, fun and folklore.”
Park, Edwards, and Susan Lapides. “Weathering every season with one canny compendium.” Smithsonian 23, no. 8: (November 1992): 90.