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TRENCH AND CAMP NEWSPAPER:
An Inventory of Editions at the Kautz Family YMCA Archives


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Historical Sketch | Contents Summary/Organization | Administrative/Access Info | Contents Details | Related Materials | Other Finding Aids | Indexed Terms/Access Points


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Creator: National War Work Council, Y.M.C.A. of the United States
Title: Trench and Camp newspaper.
Date: 1917-1919.
Collection Number: Y.USA.54
Abstract: Summary of YMCA Archives holdings for thirty different editions of Trench and Camp, a newspaper published by the YMCA's National War Work Council for various U.S. Army camps during World War I.
Quantity: 20 boxes.
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


HISTORY OF TRENCH AND CAMP NEWSPAPER

Trench and Camp newspaper was published by the National War Work Council of the YMCA, in partnership with various city newspapers, for soldiers during World War I. The weekly paper was printed in different editions for each of the thirty-two cantonments, with about half the material supplied weekly from a central editorial office in New York, and half by local reporters. Its purpose was “to print the news, to inform, to stimulate, and to help relieve the tedium and monotony of camp life” for soldiers, as well as “to be a graphic account of the life of our soldiers, whether they be drilling or fighting, at home or ‘over there’” for civilians. Contributions from soldiers include descriptions of the entertainments at the camps, athletic contests, educational lectures, jokes, and poetry, as well as personal columns telling of their experiences. The papers also sponsored cartoon contests, resulting in many good pictures portraying camp life. In addition, each Trench and Camp was a channel of communication to the troops from the President, Congress, and War Department.

Historical information taken from the collection and from "Thirty-two Camps Have Newspaper in Common," New York Times, 6 Jan 1918.



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Thirty different editions of Trench and Camp newspaper published by the YMCA's National War Work Council for various U.S. Army camps.



ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

The newspapers are listed by state and then city location for each camp. A link to the electronic version of the edition that has been digitized is provided.


ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Use of Materials:
This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright, ownership, and to obtain all the necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.
Preferred Citation:
National War Work Council, Y.M.C.A. of the United States. Trench and Camp [Indicate edition]. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The following section contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection. To request materials, please note the corresponding box number.

Box 5 Camp McClellan (Anniston, Alabama), Oct. 8, 1917 - Mar. 27, 1919.
Box 8 Camp Pike (Little Rock, Arkansas), Oct 8, 1917 - Oct. 22, 1918.
Box 15 Camp Fremont (Palo Alto and Menlo Park, California), Nov. 1917 - Dec. 14 1918.
After 31 August 1918, camp location changes from Palo Alto to Menlo Park.
Box 1 Carlstrom and Dorr Fields (Arcadia, Florida), Apr. 26, 1918 - Jan 3, 1919.
Box 2 Fort McPherson and Camp Jesup (Atlanta, Georgia), Jul. 2, 1918 - Mar. 18, 1919.
Box 12 Camp Gordon (Atlanta, Georgia), Oct. 8, 1917 - Jul. 15, 1919.
After 31 March 1919 title changes to Service Record.
Box 17 Camp Hancock (Augusta, Georgia), Oct. 10, 1917 - Feb. 5, 1919.
Box 4 Fort Oglethorpe (Georgia), Oct. 8th, 1917 - Jun. 19, 1919.
Box 8 Camp Wheeler (Macon, Georgia), Oct 10, 1917 - July 23, 1918.
Box 13 Camp Grant (Rockford, Illinois), Oct. 7, 1917 - Jun. 9, 1919.
Box 16 Camp Dodge (Des Moines, Iowa), Oct. 8th 1917 - Feb 25th 1918.
Box 11 Camp Zachary Taylor (Louisville, Kentucky), Oct. 8,1917 - Jun. 9, 1919.
Box 20 Camp Beauregard (Alexandria, Louisiana), Oct. 8th 1917 - Feb. 1st 1919.
Box 19 Camp Meade (Admiral, Maryland), Oct. 24, 1917 - Jun. 26, 1919.
Box 3 Camp Devens (Ayer, Massachusetts), Dec 12, 1917 - Dec 18, 1918 and June 12, 1918 - Dec 25, 1918.
Box 6 Camp Devens (Ayer, Massachusetts), Dec. 12, 1917 - Jun. 5, 1918.
Box 11 Camp Custer (Battle Creek, Michigan), Oct. 8, 1917 - Nov. 7, 1918.
Camp Shelby (Hattiesburg, Mississippi), Oct. 10, 1917 - Dec. 8, 1918.
Box 14 Camp Dix (Wrightstown, New Jersey), Oct. 8th 1917 - May 29th 1919.
Box 4 Camp Cody (Deming, New Mexico), Oct. 8, 1917 - Dec. 5, 1918.
Box 5 Buffalo Millitary District (Buffalo, New York), Aug. 1, 1918 - Dec. 26, 1918.
Box 10 Camp Upton (Long Island, New York), Oct. 8, 1917 - Dec. 24, 1918.
Volume 1, Number 1, October 8, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 3, October 22, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 4, October 29, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 5, November 5, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 6, November 12, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 7, November 19, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 8, November 26, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 9, December 3, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 10, December 10, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 11, December 17, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 12, December 24, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 13, December 31, 1917. View issue
Volume 1, Number 14, January 7, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 15, January 14, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 16, January 21, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 17, January 28, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 18, February 4, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 19, February 11, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 20, February 18, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 21, February 25, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 22, March 4, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 23, March 11, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 24, March 18, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 25, March 25, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 26, April 1, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 27, April 8, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 28, April 15, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 29, April 22, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 30, April 29, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 31, May 6, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 32, May 13, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 33, May 20, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 34, May 27, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 35, June 3, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 36, June 10, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 37, June 17, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 38, June 24, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 39, July 1, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 40, July 8, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 41, July 15, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 42, July 22, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 43, July 29, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 44, August 5, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 45, August 12, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 46, August 19, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 47, August 26, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 48, September 2, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 49, September 9, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 50, September 16, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 51, September 23, 1918. View issue
Volume 1, Number 52, September 30, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 1, October 8, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 2, October 15, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 3, October 22, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 4, October 29, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 5, November 5, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 6, November 12, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 7, November 19, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 8, November 26, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 9, December 3, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 10, December 10, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 11, December 17, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 12, December 24, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 13, December 31, 1918. View issue
Volume 2, Number 15, January 14, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 16, January 21, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 17, January 28, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 18, February 4, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 19, February 11, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 20, February 18, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 21, February 25, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 22, March 4, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 23, March 11, 1919. View issue
Special Edition, March 15, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 24, March 18, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 25, March 25, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 26, April 1, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 27, April 8, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 28, April 15, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 29, April 22, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 30, April 29, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 31, May 6, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 32, May 13, 1919. View issue
Special Edition, May 15, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 33, May 20, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 34, May 27, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 35, June 3, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 36, June 10, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 37, June 17, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 38, June 24, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 39, July 1, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 40, July 8, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 41, July 15, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 42, July 22, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 43, July 29, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 44, August 5, 1919. View issue
Volume 2, Number 45, August 12, 1919. View issue
Box 7 Camp Greene (Charlotte, North Carolina), Oct 8, 1917 - Nov. 13, 1918.
Camp Doniphan (Fort Sill, Oklahoma), Oct. 24, 1917 - Jun. 27, 1919.
Box 9 Camp Jackson (Columbia, South Carolina), Oct 8, 1917 - Feb. 28, 1919.
Camp Sevier (Greenville, South Carolina), Oct. 23, 1917 - Jan. 11, 1919.
Box 16 Camp Bowie (Fort Worth, Texas), Nov. 19, 1917 - Oct. 15 1918.
Camp Logan (Houston, Texas), Oct. 8, 1917 - Jan 29, 1919.
Box 13 Camp Travis (San Antonio, Texas), Oct. 8, 1917 - Apr. 2, 1919.
Box 8 Camp Lee (Petersburg, Virginia, Oct. 8, 1917 - July 1, 1918.
Box 18 Camp Lewis (Washington), Oct. 8, 1917 - Feb. 2, 1919.



RELATED MATERIALS

Additional material concerning the YMCA's extensive work with the armed forces during the first world war can be found in the World War I-Related Records (Y.USA.4-1), separately cataloged at the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. >>See Inventory


OTHER FINDING AIDS

The full text contents of the Camp Upton (Long Island, NY) edition of Trench and Camp have been digitized and can be searched online via the University of Minnesota Libraries' UMedia Archive


INDEX TERMS

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Topics:
Military Camps.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Newspapers.
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Young Men's Christian associations.
Military Camps.
Places:
United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life -- Newspapers.
Organizations:
United States. Army -- Military life - Newspapers
Types of Documents:
Newspapers.