|Ceased publication||April 28, 1918|
Der Deutsche Correspondent was a German-language newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the most influential newspaper among Germans in Baltimore, lasting longer than any of the other German newspapers in Maryland.
Der Deutsche Correspondent was established in 1841 by Friedrich Raine, a member of a family of printers from Westphalia, Germany. Raine saw the need for a German-language newspaper in a city populated by a large number of Germans and established the newspaper at the age of 19. The paper started out with only eight subscribers, but circulation numbers climbed and quickly overtook two other German newspapers in Baltimore. During the 1880s and 1890s, its circulation reached about 15,000. Initially started as a weekly, the newspaper grew and eventually became a daily paper in 1848.
The paper closed April 28, 1918, due to anti-German sentiment resulting from World War I. After the Correspondent closed, many of its employees began to work at Bayrische Wochenblatt, a newspaper that had been published in Baltimore since 1880. The two newspapers merged and became a German weekly, called the Baltimore Correspondent.
In 2009 The Maryland Historical Society received a grant from the Charles Edward Hilgenberg Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation to digitize Der Deutsche Correspondent.
In March 2013 the University of Maryland Libraries announced that they would also be digitizing the Der Deutsche Correspondent. The content digitized by the University of Maryland are available as part of the historic newspaper database Chronicling America at the Library of Congress.