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Advertising Directors Records, 1878-2002 (S0728)
10 cubic feet, 169 folders

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This collection chronicles the personal and professional lives of Sam and Lenore Holtzman, who established Advertising Directors, an advertising agency, in 1953. The collection contains birth, marriage, and death certificates from their families, as well as high school diplomas, drivers' licenses, and induction papers, and a survey they conducted with famous writers on the topic of inspiration. Respondents to that survey include Upton Sinclair, Betty Smith, H. L. Mencken, Ogden Nash , Dorothy Thompson, and Irving Stone. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of client account files, photographs of various shoe styles, advertising copy, artwork and catalogs, and business ledgers and financial statements about the firm.

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African-American Pioneers in Journalism Collection, 1920-1980 (S0624)
1 cubic foot, 15 cassette tapes, 15 folders with transcripts

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The African American Pioneers in Journalism and Broadcasting Oral History Collection contains photographs, cassette tapes, and oral history transcripts on journalists and broadcasters from the St. Louis African-American community. Subjects of interest include Bernie Hayes and Gloria Pritchard.

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Mary B. Aker Papers, 1872-1968 (C3424)
0.5 cubic feet

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Feature articles and news stories, many written by Mrs. Aker, which appeared in newspapers in the area near Parkville, Platte County, MO. Deed of land to Female Orphan School in Camden Point. History of the telephone company in Parkville.

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Albany Ledger, Gentry County, Missouri, Abstracts, 1884-1887 (K0160)
0.1 c.f.

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Book of abstracts of the news stories including entries on the people and events of Gentry County. A surname index is included at the end of the volume.

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Donna Allen Papers, 1920-1992 (C3795)
18.6 cubic feet, 18 audio cassettes, 1 audio disc

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Papers of director of Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press and editor of Media Report to Women. Includes professional correspondence and printed materials on sex and race discrimination cases, media stereotypes, public broadcasting, women's news, national and international women's conferences, and women in management. Also documents Allen's involvement in labor, civil rights, and anti-war activism.

Lafe F. Allen Papers, 1940s-1980s (CA5798)
9 cubic feet

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Papers of a journalist and member of the United States Information Agency, consisting of copies of news stories, articles and other writings, correspondence, notes, background and research material, and miscellaneous personal records related to Allen's coverage of U.S. foreign policy activities in Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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John Stapleton Altman Papers, 1960-2010 (K0633)
10 c.f.

Motion picture films produced or collected by Altman, a prominent documentary film producer in Kansas City, MO.

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"America United" Radio Program, National Broadcasting Company, 1945 (C3872)
1 audio cassette

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An audio recording of the 10 June 1945 "America United" radio program produced by the National Broadcasting Company and hosted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

American Radio Collection, 1931-1972 (S0256)
17 cubic feet, 514 audio tapes

The American Radio Collection consists of 514 reel-to-reel audio tapes documenting the early years of commercial broadcast radio through its golden years to the decline of network radio in the early 1960s. Items of interest include broadcasts of Abbott and Costello and the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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Anatomical Record Papers, 1908-1913 (C0913)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Anatomical Record, published under auspices and support of Wistar Institute. Minutes of meetings with decisions on policies to be followed by Record editor; letter to Horace Jayne advising him of vote of thanks extended by editorial board for establishing Record and regretting his withdrawal; minutes of meeting held by editors; various journals published by Institute.

Roberta G. Applegate Papers, 1935-1987 (C3840)
2 cubic feet (77 folders), 3 oversize items

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Papers of Roberta G. Applegate; student at Michigan State University and reporter for the Associated Press of Michigan, 1935-1946, first female press secretary to the Governor of Michigan, 1947-1949; reporter and editor for the Miami Herald from 1950-1964; and Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1964 -. The papers consist of awards, correspondence, miscellaneous material, newspaper clippings and speeches.

O.K. Armstrong Papers, 1912-1987 (C4056)
150.75 cubic feet, 2 audio discs, 1 film strip, 9 oversize items

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The papers of O.K. Armstrong, a journalist, author, and politician from Springfield, Missouri, contain correspondence, manuscript drafts, subject files, speech material, research notes, and political material.

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James D. Atwater Papers, 1980s-1990s (CA5691)
20 cubic feet

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Papers of a journalism educator and dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Includes correspondence, talks, subject files, teaching materials, papers related to writing projects,and other materials.

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George Grantham Bain Papers, 1891 (C1743)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of George Grantham Bain contain letters about newspaperman Bain from Charles Ritch Johnson and the Saint Louis GLOBE-DEMOCRAT managing editor, May 8-9, 1891. The papers also include a biographical sketch of Bain with compliments from other journalists about his work.

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Jacqui Banaszynski Papers, 1974-2000 (CA6200)
5 cubic feet

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Papers of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and journalism educator who worked for several Midwest and Pacific Northwest newspapers. Includes articles, research materials, interview notes, correspondence, and datebooks.

John F. Beck Papers, 1952-1998 (C4360)
1.7 cubic feet (55 folders), 1 video cassette

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Correspondence, research material, CBS scripts, reports, transcripts of television productions and videotaped interview of a CBS Television producer, writer and director of the 1960s.

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Bell Family Papers, 1821, 1860s-2004 (CA6483)
5.2 cubic feet, 5 oversize items, 4 cased images, 1 glass plate negative

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The papers of a publishing family from Fulton, Missouri, who owned the Ovid Bell Press, contain correspondence, photographs, clippings, business records, family genealogy, and miscellaneous material. The collection largely pertains to Ovid K. Bell and his son, Ovid H. Bell.

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Ovid Bell Papers, 1899-1921 (C3224)
1 cubic foot

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Business correspondence of Ovid Bell, editor of the FULTON GAZETTE. Covers letters F-W, arranged alphabetically. Some correspondents are Walter Williams, Joseph Mudd, Joseph W. Folk, David R. Francis, and representatives of other newspapers in Missouri.

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Ovid H. Bell Collection, 1824-1950 (C3805)
0.2 cubic feet (10 folders)

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Papers of and materials collected by a Fulton, MO, resident relating to the history and residents of Callaway County. Comprises correspondence, copies of speeches and lectures given by Bell, and documents including a typescript 1849 diary, tax rolls, Callaway County Agricultural and Mechanical Society membership lists, and a regimental history and troop roster of Company B, 1st Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A.

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Mary Kay Blakely Papers, 1970s-1990s (CA6145)
5 cubic feet

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Personal papers of the author, journalist, and professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Includes correspondence, research materials, published magazine and newspaper articles.

Bertha Bless Papers, 1894-1985 (C1740)
4.3 cubic feet

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Papers of Bertha Bless, publisher of the Weston Chronicle, Weston, Missouri, and member of the National Federation of Press Women and Missouri Press Women. Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, convention materials, and miscellaneous materials related to the various press organizations in which Bless was involved.

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Marie Daerr Boehringer, 1930-1997 (C1221)
4.0 cubic feet

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Diaries; correspondence; newspaper clippings; article; poem and story manuscripts; publications; and miscellaneous papers of a Cleveland, OH, journalist and poet.

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William M. Boggs Papers, 1844-1909 (C1672)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Five letters to F.A. Sampson, State Historical Society of Missouri, from Napa City, CA, June-October 1909, about Lilburn W. Boggs. Two sketches of Bent's Fort in 1844. Pamphlets about the U.S. receiving ship INDEPENDENCE and the 1846 U.S. possession of California. Newspaper article, 1905, about Oliver P. Wiggins.

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Abe Bograd Oral History Collection, 1977 (K0267)
.1 c.f.

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Interviews touching on many aspects of Bograd's life, including recollections of his early years in Russia; his family's immigration; his education; the neighborhoods he lived in; his social life, and the political climate of the city under Pendergast; and his employment with the Kansas City Star.

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Atwell Loomis Bohling, Jr. Papers, 1939-1997 (K0654)
49 c.f.

Professional materials used or produced by Bohling, an editorial writer for the Kansas City Star. Includes articles, clippings, correspondence, research materials, reporters' notebooks and diaries, travel brochures, receipts, menus, publications, and photographs. Personal papers include class notebooks from Yale and Northwestern University, theatre and opera programs, and ephemera.

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Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Empire Area Council Collection, 1965 (R1066)
(1 folder)

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This is Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1965) of "Pow Wow", the newsletter of the Ozarks Empire Area council of the Boy Scouts of America. Headquartered at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, the Council served 225 units in six districts in southwestern and south central Missouri.

Mary Joan Boyer Scrapbook, 1957-1959 (C1386)
0.03 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Newspaper articles on history of Jefferson County, MO, from DAILY NEWS-DEMOCRAT, Festus, MO (1957-1959), and JEFFERSON COUNTY RECORD, Hillsboro, MO (1959). Interviews with long-time residents and a poem by M.J. Boyer, "Autumn in Jefferson County."

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Raymond P. Brandt Papers, 1917-1974 (C0850)
2 cubic feet, 5 audio cassettes

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The papers of Raymond Brandt contain correspondence, newspaper articles, interviews, notes, financial accounts, audio cassettes and photographs of a Sedalia, MO, man who was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for the St. Louis POST-DISPATCH from 1923 to 1967. Brandt wrote on politics, economics, and the Soviet Union, which he visited five times.

Raymond P. Brandt Papers, 1918-1961 (CA6270)
1.6 cubic feet

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Addition of correspondence, photographs, and other personal and professional papers of a longtime journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Basil Brewer Papers, 1911-1965 (C3132)
10 cubic feet, 77 volumes

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Correspondence, editorials, news clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and scrapbooks dealing with Brewer's activities as publisher of the NEW BEDFORD STANDARD-TIMES, his philanthropic work, and his political interests.

Dorothy Brockhoff Papers, 1901-1998 (S1221)
0.25 cubic foot

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The Dorothy Brockhoff Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, and photographs, pertaining to Brockhoff’s career in journalism and public relations in the St. Louis area from 1948 to the 1990s. Known affectionately among her colleagues as “Scoop” for her enterprising reporting, Brockhoff wrote for a variety of publications, including the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the Washington University Magazine, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Brockhoff’s articles for the Washington University Magazine garnered national attention, resulting in the National Women’s Press Association awarding her first prize for best interview story in 1974. Other materials of interest include speeches Brockhoff ghostwrote for Monsanto Chemical Company executives, as well as photographs of Brockhoff and her relatives. The papers date from 1901 to 1996.  

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Bob Broeg Papers, 1946-1990 (S0493)
2.5 cubic feet

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The Bob Broeg papers contain drafts, rewrites, and corrected copies of manuscripts written by St. Louis sportswriter Robert William Patrick "Bob" Broeg. The collection includes a book Broeg wrote about Stan Musial, "The Batting Order: Baseball From a Different Angle," "Ol' Mizzou, a Story of Missouri Football" (1974), and both the 1983 and 1986 editions of "My Baseball Scrapbook."

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Christy C. Bulkeley Papers, 1884-2009 (C4082)
8.1 cubic feet, 1 volume, 4 video cassettes

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The papers of Christy C. Bulkeley, one of the first women publishers for a Gannett newspaper, contain correspondence, news clippings, speeches, writings, subject files, photographs, and a variety of miscellaneous professional and personal material.

William Jeremiah Burke Papers, 1903-1985 (C3608)
5 cubic feet

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Correspondence; diary; manuscripts of novels, short stories, poems, and articles; and photographs of the director of editorial research at LOOK Magazine, 1943-1968. Correspondence of Burke and Thomas Allan Brady, 1922-1962, and of Burke and Maurice M. Milligan, 1947-1951; and manuscripts of Milligan's book, THE MISSOURI WALTZ.

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Ernest Calloway Papers, 1932-1989 (S0011)
36.4 cubic feet, 666 photographs, 1 oversize volume, 10 audio tapes, 1 CD

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The Ernest Calloway papers contain correspondence, speeches, public statements, reports, campaign materials, newspapers, and photographs documenting Calloway's activities as president of the St. Louis NAACP, political analyst for Teamsters' Local 688, and as a political activist in St. Louis and a lecturer on urban problems for St. Louis University. The papers include reports and memoranda developed by the NAACP on employment issues concerning blacks, including a study of hiring discrimination by the St. Louis Police Department and a boycott of the St. Louis Lever Brothers plant for discriminatory hiring practices. Included in the collection are materials from significant St. Louis black political campaigns, including the Reverend John J. Hicks' election as the first black on the St. Louis Board of Education and Theodore McNeal's election as the first black in the Missouri Senate. Other campaigns documented include aldermanic committee races in the predominantly black 25th ward from 1960 to 1964 and the Tucker-Cervantes mayoral race in 1965. Statistics on black voting behavior and employment compiled by Calloway are also included.

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Calvin Communication Records, 1952-1977 (K0634)
2 c.f.

Motion picture film, brochures, publications, and photographs from the professional 16mm film production company in Kansas City, MO.

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Will D. Carr Scrapbooks, 1886-1889 (C1388)
0.36 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Newspaper clippings of the writings of Will Carr, including DIVORCED BY DEATH; PEN PICTURES of the members and actions of the Missouri 34th and 35th general assemblies by Will Yum.

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CARROLLTON DEMOCRAT (Carrollton, Mo.) Papers, 1936-1938 (C0591)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Telegrams to the DEMOCRAT about King Edward VIII's abdication; Franklin D. Roosevelt's recommendations to Congress, 1937; Martin Johnson's death; the wreck of Amelia Earhart's plane; and the death of Queen Marie of Romania.

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CASS COUNTY DEMOCRAT-MISSOURIAN, 1957 (C0827)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains articles on the old Civil War mansion of John R. William and a detailed statement of receipts and disbursements of Cass County, Missouri, 1957.

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Alan Jay Chapman Papers, 1953-1969 (K0859)
0.1 c.f.

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The Alan Jay Chapman Papers contains issues of the Milgram "Hi Neighbor! News," newspaper clippings featuring Milgram ads, and a guestbook for the All American Food Fair.

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Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune Photographs, 1843-1937 (P0084)
0.75 linear feet

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Photographs of Chillicothe, MO, and Livingston County, including area businesses, farming activity, schools, clubs, homes, and churches.

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City Movie Center Records, 1981-1987 (K0239)
0.2 c.f.

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Correspondence, programs, flyers, and newspaper articles related to the Center, an alternative film theater in Kansas City.

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Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1730, Bunker, Missouri Collection, 1939 (R1143)
(1 folder)

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This is a copy of 'Company Attention' from September 1939, the newsletter of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1730, located at Forest Service Camp F-MO-7 near Bunker in Dent County, Missouri. Laval H. Ander was the company commander and Fred M. Gannon was superintendent of forestry.

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Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1732 Blooming Rose, Missouri Collection, 1935 (R1089)
(1 folder)

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These are five copies of 'The Oak Tree', the weekly newsletter of the Civilian Conservation Corp's company 1732 at Blooming Rose in Phelps County, Missouri. The issues are dated between October 17 and December 12, 1935.

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Allen V. Cockrell Daybook, 1895-1901 (C1080)
0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Contains miscellaneous notes and clippings of political and historical interest, with a few scattered accounts.

Allen V. Cockrell resided in Washington, D.C., where he wrote a weekly column published in various Missouri newspapers.

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Jerome S. Cohen Papers, 1953-1996 (K0741)
20 c.f.

Personal and professional papers of the civic and business leader, including materials related to the American Humanics Foundation; H. Roe Bartle; the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund; and the Kansas City Zoo. Also includes Ray Morgan's notes and drafts for Cohen's biography.

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Columbia Daily Tribune Photographs, 1940-1952 (P0006)
26 photographs

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Twenty-six photographs of Columbia, Missouri in the 1950s.

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Columbia Missourian Photographs, 1895, 1920-1986 (P0102)
1.25 linear feet

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An extensive collection of photographs taken by the staff of the Columbia Missourian newspaper in the 1970s and 1980s, with a focus on Columbia people, places, and events.

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THE COMMONER (Lincoln, Neb.), 1908-1922 (C0794)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains copies of newspapers edited by William Jennings Bryan.

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Communications Consortium Media Center Records, 1980s-1990s (CA5661)
7.5 cubic feet

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Materials, compiled, collected, and distributed which relate to women's news issues. Topics include abortion, human reproduction, media, politics, and others.