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World War I: An Annotated Bibliography

Military Newspapers in the Microform Collection

During World War I the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), in a partnership with selected city newspapers, published free weekly editions for Army, Navy, and Marine Corps posts, bases, and camps throughout the United States. Entitled Trench and Camp, these special editions provided soldiers with war news, camp news, sports, and entertainment. In addition, each Trench and Camp was a channel of communication to the troops from the President, Congress, and War Department. The Library of Congress microfilmed only those issues that were deposited according to its agreement with U.S. Army and the associated newspaper publishers. The years of coverage include 1917, 1918, and part of 1919. The following list provides the name of the military camp, the state in which the camp was located, and the Library of Congress microfilm call number.

Military Camp State LC Call Number
Camp Beauregard Louisiana Microfilm 39118
Camp Bowie Texas Microfilm 39119
Buffalo Military District New York Microfilm 39120
Camp Cody New Mexico Microfilm 39122
Camp Custer Michigan Microfilm 39123
Fort Dade Florida Microfilm 39121
Camp Devens Massachusetts Microfilm 39124
Camp Dix New Jersey Microfilm 39112
Camp Dodge Iowa Microfilm 39125
Camp Doniphan Oklahoma Microfilm 39126
Camp Fremont California Microfilm 39127
Camp Funston Kansas Microfilm 39128
Camp Grant Illinois Microfilm 39130
Camp Greene North Carolina Microfilm 39131
Camp Hancock Georgia Microfilm 39133
Camp Logan Texas Microfilm 39137
Camp Johnston Florida Microfilm 39143
Camp Kearny California Microfilm 39132
Camp Lee Virginia Microfilm 39135
Camp Lewis Washington Microfilm 39154
Camp MacArthur Texas Microfilm 39138
Camp McClellan Alabama Microfilm 39144
Camp Meade Maryland Microfilm 39140
Fort Oglethorpe Georgia Microfilm 22555
Parris Island South Carolina Microfilm 39151
Camp Pike Arkansas Microfilm 39141
Camp Sevier South Carolina Microfilm 39142
Camp Shelby Mississippi Microfilm 22554
Camp Travis Texas Microfilm 39146

In addition to the various editions of Trench and Camp, the following World War I military newspapers are also available at the Library of Congress on microfilm:

Title and Place of Publication Dates LC Call Number
The Bayonet (Camp Lee, VA) Oct. 6, 1917-May 30, 1919 Microfilm 39136
Funstonian (Camp Funston, KS) Mar. 5, 1919 - Oct. 10, 1919 Microfilm 28057
Right About (New York, NY) Dec. 18, 1918 - July 17, 1919 Microfilm 39113
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