Sam Clark's Red Ink Magazine Collection, 1934-1935
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Brief Description:

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).

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
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Record Series Number: OGLMC/334
Created by: Clark, Samuel H. (1885-1979)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: First donation: Acquisition records are unavailable; Second donation: Acc. #88-1618; Third donation: Acc. #2005-2777
Access Restrictions: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Langer, William
Politics and Government
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in October 2012.