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Reminder: Roy W. Howard Archive Symposium call for submissions

Dear Jhistory colleagues,

The Indiana University Media School has extended the submission deadline to June 15 (11:59 p.m. Eastern) for our Roy W. Howard Archive Symposium, which will be held October 25-26 to mark the launch of our recently digitized Roy W. Howard archive. Full papers are not necessary, and travel funding is available for accepted authors.

Re: The North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA)

Vincent (Ted) Lee, who died a few years ago, testified at some length to a Congressional committee investigating the JFK assassination. Lee had become secretary of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee as a neutral figure that its two main factions (CP and SWP) could tolerate. He had joined the Merchant Marine during WWII while still a minor, and after the war became involved in various anti-war and left-wing activities.

Re: The North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA)

I had never heard of the North American Newspaper Alliance so I did some digging in my archives. A few references:

In a 1945 State Department report entitled "Memorandum on the Post-War International Information Program of the United States", on p33 is a passage about the establishment of Press Wireless Inc. It was established on 5 July 1929 with five newspapers as it original stockholders with "nominal stock participation by several news agencies -- the Associated Press, the United Press, King Features Syndicate, and the North American Newspaper Alliance."