These scrapbooks contain photocopies of newspaper clippings primarily regarding St. Louisans in World War I. These articles were clipped from St. Louis newspapers including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and St. Louis Republic. Most articles include a notation with the date of the article and the name of the newspaper ("P-D" for Post-Dispatch, "G-D" for Globe-Democrat, "Rep" for Republic). The articles relate primarily to the following topics: recruiting, mobilization, training, and enlistment of troops; home-front activities; liberty bonds; aliens, disloyalty, and spies; socialists; soldiers in battle, including those who were wounded, taken prisoner, or killed; commissions, promotions, and awards; homecoming; monuments and memorials; and camp life in the U.S. Some articles are accompanied by photographs. (Please note that since these scrapbooks comprise photocopies of newspaper articles, the quality of these images is sometimes poor.) Most articles relate to St. Louisans, but some relate to other locations in Missouri and Illinois.
Location: Reading Room / MO / 9.9 / M69m