This collection consists of United Press wire dispatches from World War II, covering a wide range of wartime topics including
military news, war production (primarily of aircraft), women and industry, accidents. The topics covered issues primarily
in the United States and heavily featuring North American Aviation.
United Press (UP) was created in 1907 when publisher E.W. Scripps combined three smaller organizations. The company provided
stories to newspapers which subscribed to the service by telegraph, and later by teletype. In 1958 it acquired International
News Service and was renamed United Press International (UPI), reaching its peak in the 1960s and 70s. The Company had 2,000
full-time employees with 200 bureaus in 92 countries. In the 1980s newspapers began to trim their pages and some could not
afford UPI and AP (Associated Press) news services. With the advent of television and then internet, business severely declined.
In 2000, UPI was sold to News World Communications, a news media company founded in 1976 by Sun Myung Moon, who also founded
the Unification Church.
0.21 Cubic Feet
15” X 10” X 2.5” box
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