America and World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers, Part II

America and World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers, Part IIAmerican Military Camp Newspapers, Part II provides additional military camp newspapers – 11 new titles – that unlock the immediate past so that researchers can examine America and its people during a tumultuous era in our nation’s history.

Previously available as an image only collection, Part II has been upgraded to full-text. The full-text searchability will provide an unparalleled research experience for students and faculty who would otherwise be unable to access these materials formerly held in microform. Users will complement their coursework in many areas including American history, social history, political science, military history, and more.

America and World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers, Part II

Part II comprises a diverse collection of military newspapers from various camps located in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas, and New Mexico, many published under the auspices of the National War Work Council of the Army and Navy of the Y.M.C.A. These publications provided news on the growth of a national army consisting of soldiers from all states and included articles on the arrival of the soldiers, scope of their training, entertainment activities, effects of the camps on the local home fronts, perceptions of the war, and life on the battlefield and in the trenches. These newspapers also included non-war related advertisements, poetry, short stories, memoirs, jokes, and cartoons.  Photographs and sketches portrayed life in the various camps, on the home front, and at the battlefront.

America and World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers, Part II

These newspapers were distributed beyond the actual camp areas to the local communities that supported the camps. Many of these newspapers were published by unit information officers and soldiers who had been employed previously in the newspaper and print trades.

For example, in the pages of these newspapers, the development of Parris Island, S.C. as the main training camp of the U.S. Marine Corps comes to life; the cavalier life of the pilots in the Air Service of the AEF are presented in eyewitness accounts; and concern for the recovery and morale support for the soldier-patients at the Debarkation Hospital No. 3 are highlighted in an effort to transition the wounded to civilian life.

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Collection Items

  • Afloat and Ashore, May 29, 1918 – July 31, 1918
  • The Bayonet, October 05, 1917 – January 11, 1918
  • Camp Dix Times, October 08, 1917 – November 01, 1917
  • Camp Meade Herald, September 23, 1917 – December 06, 1918
  • The Camp Pike Carry On, November 14, 1918 – August 15, 1919
  • The Fly Paper, July 12, 1918 – December 31, 1919
  • The Fort Bayard News, October 23, 1918 – November 21, 1919
  • Issues and Events, August 24, 1914 – July 13, 1918
  • The Marine, September 20, 1918 – December 31, 1919
  • The Oglethorpe Barrage, October 08, 1917 – June 16, 1919
  • The Right About, December 18, 1918 – July 17, 1919
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