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Sam Clark's Red Ink Magazine Collection, 1934-1935
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The Sam Clark's Red Ink Magazine Collection consists of seven editorial newsmagazines published by Sam Clark. Clark ran Red Ink Publishers in Bismarck, and was responsible for Red Ink, an anti-William Langer magazine. Clark was also critical of those politicians and other important public figures allied with Langer. An important theme running through the magazines was the notion that Clark was bestowing "the truth" upon his readers, and was combating Langer's lies and propaganda. Each issue of Red Ink was filled with both satire and political analysis.
The first folder of the Red Ink Collection consists of one copy of an editorial newsmagazine entitled Red Ink's Pictorial Review of the Langer Administration. This magazine was a special issue and published before the November 1934 election. Not counting the front or back cover, the magazine has 28 pages. Pages one and two consist of a short editorial essay written by Clark and Business Manager J.E. Melton, while the remaining 26 pages consist of anti-Langer political cartoons. The artist for the cartoons is not credited. Each cartoon comes with commentary at the bottom of the sketch.
The remaining eight folders in the collection contain Sam Clark's Red Ink, Volleys of Truth. Published on a monthly basis, each issue was 64 pages in length, and consisted almost exclusively of editorials and articles. These issues run from September 1934 (volume 1, number 2) through April 1935 (volume 1, number 9).