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Jim Erickson New York Times mid-week pictorials collection

 Collection — Box: Erickson, Box: 1-4
Identifier: 2017-471-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains 102 issues of The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial, a supplement of the newspaper. Issues in this collection were published during the First World War and sold on newstands for ten cents and by subscription for $5.00 a year. The collection begins with April 5, 1917, Vol. 5 No. 5. edition. The last issue in the collection is April 3, 1919, Vol. 9, No. 5.Each issue is unique - there are no duplicates. Issues from June 7, 1917, Sept. 26, 1918 and Oct. 10, 1918 are not in the collection. The Pictorials contain photographs, maps, feature stories, and illustrations. Photographs are captioned and described. Subjects include the United States' preparation for war, the declaration, maps of battle lines, and scenes from Europe, Siberia, Africa, and the Middle East including troops, government and military leaders and heads of state, ships, weapons, battlefields, buildings, civilians, prisoners of war.


  • 1917 - 1919

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked a special joint session of the United States Congress for a declaration of war against the German Empire.


.5 Linear feet (4 flat boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains 102 New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial editions from the First World War.


This collection is arranged by material type and date. Box 1 contains 17 issues dated April 5 - August 2, 1917. Box 2 contains 27 issues dated August 9, 1917 - January 31, 1918. Box 3 contains 27 issues dated Feb. 14, 1918 - August 15, 1918. Box 4 contains 31 issues dated August 22, 1918 - April 3, 1919.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jim Erickson

Physical Description

Issues are in good to fair condition with loose binding, chipped edges, small tears, yellowing and brittleness.

Finding Aid for the Jim Erickson New York Times Mid-Week Pictorials collection
Sharon Clairemont
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States