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Military Newspaper Collection

Identifier: MS-278

Scope and Contents

The Military Newspaper Collection was a gift from Bertha Offret and Edward Fordyce McKean Trust.

The collection is arranged in three series, Newspapers, Magazines and Miscellaneous. The Newspaper series contains newspapers from San Francisco, and Martinez, California as well as various papers around Utah. These include the Daily Herald and Sunday Herald in Provo, and the various newspapers in Salt Lake City. The papers range from 1897-1963, and include December 7, 1941, August 14, 1945, and the day John Glenn orbited the earth. The series also includes a few military newspapers and various clippings which include battlefield maps and photographs.

The Magazine series contains articles from The American Magazine, Family Circle, Life, and Time, all during WWII. It also has a few miscellaneous items which include a list of the various combat and unit patches and medals from WWII and fighting zone maps.

The Miscellaneous series contains an Army songbook and “The Mightiest Army,” a book that was published during WWII.


  • Creation: 1897 - 1963


2 Boxes

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This collection contains newspapers mostly during World War II.


Box 1 Newspapers

FD 1 Contra Costa Gazette, July 19, 1944-August 8, 1945 FD 2 The Daily Herald, December 8, 1941-February 21, 1962 (9 papers) FD 3 The Deseret Evening News, July 24, 1897 FD 4 The Deseret News, June 6, 1944-August 9, 1945 (4 papers) FD 5 The Deseret News, Centennial Edition, July 24, 1947 FD 6 Desert News, Church Edition/Section, September 9, 1933-July 24, 1947 (6 papers) FD 7 Pacific Stars and Stripes, November 18, 1945 FD 8 Salt Lake Tribune, June 6, 1944-August 19, 1959 (6 papers) FD 9 San Francisco Examiner, March 23, 1957 FD 10 The San Francisco News, July 18, 1944 FD 11 The Sunday Herald, December 7, 1941-February 24, 1963 (6 papers) FD 12 Yank-The Army Weekly, September 28, 1945 Box 2 Newspapers

FD 1 The Daily Pacifican-The Army Newspaper in the Western Pacific, August 1, 1945-August 29, 1945 FD 2 The Desert News- Comics, July 19, 1945 FD 3 Guinea Gold, American Edition, Vol. 2 No. 220 FD 4 Maptalk- Vol. IV, No. 12, 17 August 1945 FD 5 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings FD 6 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings-Maps FD 7 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings-War in Pictures Magazines

FD 8 The American Magazine, October 1944 Issue, “He Lives for your Letters” FD 9 The Family Circle Magazine, March 23, 1945 FD 10 Life, May 14, 1944 Vol. 16, No. 21 Issue, “The Allies Advance in New Guinea,” PP 27-34 FD 11 Time, May 28, 1945 and July 30, 1945 Issues FD 12 Miscellaneous, Variety of Medals and Planes FD 13 Miscellaneous, WWII Fighting Zone Maps Miscellaneous

FD14 Army Books- Army Songbook and “The Mightiest Army” by Colonel Karl Detzer

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

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