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Stars and Stripes: U.S. Military Newspapers in the Library of Congress

Post-World War II Editions (Europe)

Various editions of the European Stars and Stripes published in Germany, and the Pacific Stars and Stripes published primarily in Tokyo, are available at the Library of Congress through the mid-1980s. The U.S. editions of the National Tribune are available through December 1985. Daily editions of Stars and Stripes were published in Pfungstadt ( near Frankfurt) and Altdorf (near Nuremberg) until 1949 when the newspaper moved to its current location at Greisheim (near Darmstadt). A Germany edition has been published for U.S. forces in Europe since April 7, 1945. The following daily editions are held by the Library of Congress.


Altdorf, Germany (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S7215 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02269 (4 reels)
LC control number: 49515635; 94087083

This edition was published from May 1, 1945 to December 5, 1946. Print issues are available for October 1, 1945 to September 30, 1946.

Microfilm Reel Guide
Reel 1: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol 1, no. 179
(May 1, 1945 - November 3, 1945)
Reel 2: Vol. 1, no. 180 - Vol. 2, no. 143
(November 5, 1945 - May 24, 1946)
Reel 3: Vol 2, no. 146 - Vol 2, no. 278
(May 25, 1946 - October 7, 1946)
Reel 4: Vol. 2, no. 279 - Vol. 2, no. 337
(October 8, 1946 - December 5, 1946)

Altdorf, Germany (Every Wednesday)
LC call number (print): D731.S7216 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02270
LC control number: sv93025753; 2001205190; 2001205191

The Library of Congress has issues of Midweek published from August 16, 1945 to January 9, 1946.


Greisheim, Germany (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S72664 Folio
LC call number (microform): None
LC control number: 49-051664

The current European edition of Stars and Stripes was acquired by the Library of Congress from May 4, 1947 to June 30, 1985.


Paris (Weekly)
LC call number (print): D731.S74 Folio
LC call number (microform): None
LC control number: 48012740

The Library of Congress has a complete collection of Stars and Stripes Magazine published in Paris from June 3, 1945 to January 20, 1946.


Pfungstadt, Germany (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S72667 Folio
LC call number (microform): None
LC control number: 49051639

This edition was published from April 7, 1945 to April 17, 1946. A complete collection is available in the Library of Congress.


Pfungstadt, Germany (Every Saturday)
LC call number (print): D731.W416 Folio
LC call number (microform): None
LC control numbers: 50030776

The Library of Congress received Weekend from August 4, 1946 to July 5, 1947

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