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Camp Pike newspaper collection

Camp Pike newspaper collection

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Finding aid for the Camp Pike newspaper collection

BC.MSS.13.73

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

December 17, 2013



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:United States. Army.
Title: Camp Pike newspaper collection
Dates: 1918-1919
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains digital images of newspapers published at Camp Pike during the World War I and a magazine article about the construction of Camp Pike.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.73
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained in three files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains digital images of newspapers published at Camp Pike during the World War I and a magazine article about the construction of Camp Pike.


Historical Information

Camp newspapers such as those included in this collection were published to help maintain the morale of soldiers entering the army to serve in World War I. They were a cooperative effort between local newspapers and the National War Work Council of the Young Men's Christian Association, under the supervision of the Morale Section of the Army General Staff.

Trench and Camp was published weekly at thirty-two bases around the country. For each issue, four pages produced nationally were combined with four pages produced locally. Newspaper staff and contributors were drawn from the officers and enlisted men of each local base. Publication began nationally in November 1917, just as construction on Camp Pike was completed.

The Camp Pike version of Trench and Camp changed its name to The Camp Pike Carry On with the November 14, 1918 issue. Publication was supported by the Arkansas Democrat. The Camp Pike Bugle began publication in 1917 as the official camp newspaper, and continued publication at least until 1919. The issue in this collection includes an insert named the Eberts Field Eagle.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas National Guard Museum. (North Little Rock, Ark.)
Camp Joseph T. Robinson (Ark.)
Camp Pike (Ark.)
Camp Pike (Ark.) -- History -- 20th century
Eberts Training Field (Lonoke, Ark.)
Military newspapers
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Arkansas

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Camp Pike newspaper collection, MSS.13.73, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Arkansas National Guard Museum, North Little Rock, Ark., 2013


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