On December 8, 1941, the students of the UT Law School gathered around a radio to listen to President Roosevelt’s speech after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Students, faculty, and alumni joined the military services to fight for their country in World War II. UT’s Law librarian, Helen Hargrave, compiled information collected from letters and newspaper articles to create the News Sheet. The publication was a way for the close-knit law school community to stay connected while supporting the war effort.
The first issue of the News Sheet was published in March 1943. The publication was released several times a year with the final issue published in August 1945.
To enhance searchability, the News Sheets have been run through an OCR (optical character recognition) system that allows for text-based searching. The first four issues have fully corrected OCR. Text of the remaining issues is searchable, but the OCR remains uncorrected and errors may appear in the converted text.
The individual issues of the News Sheet take some time to load given their file size. Each issue can be downloaded as a PDF for personal use via the download button in the upper right corner. The print button also located in the upper right corner gives you the option to print just one page, a subset of pages, or the entire issue. A new window will pop-up depending on the option selected.
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