Philadelphia Record World War II servicemen photographs

The collection consists of approximately 7500 black and white photographs (2.2 linear feet). Each photograph, at minimum, lists the name of each serviceman on verso in pencil. Some photographs also contain the additional information of next of kin. The photographs are either provided by the milita...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record (Creator)
Collection:Philadelphia Record World War II Servicemen Photographs
Collection Number:3945
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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110 2 |a Philadelphia Record  |e creator 
245 1 |a Philadelphia Record World War II servicemen photographs  |f 1943-1944 
300 |a 5.5 Linear feet  |f ; 11 boxes 
351 |b The photographs are in individual envelopes arranged alphabetically by last name. 
500 |a Processing Information: Processing made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this finding aid do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  
506 |a The collection is open for research. 
520 |a The collection consists of approximately 7500 black and white photographs (2.2 linear feet). Each photograph, at minimum, lists the name of each serviceman on verso in pencil. Some photographs also contain the additional information of next of kin. The photographs are either provided by the military or are candid images taken by Record or other photographers such as next of kin. Some photographs have further background on the image and, in some cases, are attached to the article in which the photograph originally appeared.  
520 |a After the entry of the United States into World War II (1941-1945), the Philadelphia Record newspaper began publishing photographs of and articles about servicemen from Philadelphia and the surrounding regions. The resultant collection is comprised of these photographs and any accompanying information originally used for publication, and later, reference purposes. 
524 8 |a Cite as: [Indicate cited item here], Philadelphia Record World War II Serviceman Photographs (Collection 3945), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  
541 1 |a Gift of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, 5 July 1951. 
544 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania also houses: Collection V07, the Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue, tens of thousands of photographs pertaining to significant local, national and global events and personages, c. 1900-1947. Collection 3344, the Philadelphia Record News Clippings Morgue (unprocessed), vast amount of clippings of numerous people, events and subjects used by the Philadelphia Record, c. 1900-1947. Collection 3944, Philadelphia Record World War II Casualty Cards, approximately 20,000 3x5 cards listing the soldier's name, rank, branch of service, his status, and the war arena in which he served, c. 1944-1945. Collection 3946, the Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue Reference Library, additional reference material pertaining to select topics within the Subject series of thePhiladelphia Record Photograph Morgue, c. 1900-1947. Collection 3945, the Philadelphia Record World War II Servicemen Photographs, which includes approximately 7500 black and white photographs, c. 1943-1944. Each photograph, at minimum, lists the name of each soldier on verso in pencil.  
545 |a Founded in 1877, the Philadelphia Record long held standing as one the Philadelphia area’s most esteemed newspapers. Initially owned by William Singerly, the paper was purchased by the locally prominent Wanamaker family in 1898 and then by newspaper magnate J. David Stern in 1928. In the 1930s, competition stiffened between the Record and its primary morning competitor, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and in 1947 the Record went out of business, ultimately selling its assets to the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. Almost 1.25 million Pennsylvanians served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. As one of the leading newspapers serving the Philadelphia region, the Philadelphia Record regularly published photographs and articles about local servicemen. In the process, staff for the newspaper compiled a photograph file that they maintained for reference purposes as well as publication.  
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
650 0 |a Soldiers--United States--History--20th century. 
650 0 |a Soldiers--United States--Portraits. 
650 7 |a World War, 1939-1945--Journalism.  |2 Local sources 
650 0 |a World War, 1939-1945--Photography. 
650 0 |a World War, 1939-1945. 
655 0 |a Photographs. 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Philadelphia Record World War II Servicemen Photographs  |l 3945 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/r/RecordServicemenPhotos3945.html