Collection MSG 1202 - World War I Clippings Collection

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World War I Clippings Collection

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CA RBD MSG 1202

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  • 1914-1915 (Creation)

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16 cm of textual records

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Unknown provenance.

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The World War I Clippings Collection consists of approximately 635 newspaper clippings and articles related to the First World War. Most of the clippings in this collection consist of daily reporting on troop movements and events that occurred during World War I, with some editorial and commentary pieces. Also included are clippings of maps, most from unidentified newspapers, and clipped recruitment ads. Specific topics include the sinking of the Lusitania, McGill participation in the war, the siege of Przemysl, Canadian troop deployments and casualties, and the Pope. The majority of the clippings come from the Montreal Gazette (approximately 140 clippings) and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (approximately 120 clippings). Around 50 clippings are from the The Evening Bulletin (Philadelphia) and a handful are from The Times (London). Also included are some articles from the D. A. W. War Tracts (numbers 5-7), Berlin, and the Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin (New York). The fonds also contains a copy of the War Gazetteer, compiled by Charles McD. Puckette and Carrington Weems, issued by the New York Evening Post in 1914. The earliest article appears to be reporting on England's declaration of war on Germany, dated 5 August 1914.

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Many items brittle.

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In original order as compiled. Clippings previously stored in two early 20th-century box files manufactured by Hoskins Manufacturing Stationers (Philadelphia) with tabs for alphabetization and with spine title: "The Imperial Cap File ; Invoices." The first box file contained clippings from August to December 1914 and the second box file contained clippings from January 1915-May 1915.

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Includes some larger newspaper sections, folded.

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