SMU newspaper reports on D-Day

On June 7, 1944, SMU’s “The Campus” newspaper reports on the tide turning invasion in France with a mix of editorials, hard-nosed journalism, features stories and typical campus happenings. This newspaper offers an excellent snapshot of what campus was like, nearly 75 years ago, with a world war raging.

Excerpt from “The Campus” June 7, 1944

In this issue you’ll find:

  • Student’s reaction of the invasion
  • Article from Vivian Anderson Castleberry, Journalist and women’s rights activist
  • A first hand account of of Japanese Relocation Camps
  • The Prayer from SMU president Umphree Lee made on WRR
  • Special chapel “Invasion Prayer Service”
  • The Mortar Board makes a donation to the library
  • Campus Calendar
  • Greek News

…and more

Currently, SMU Archives has digitized SMU’s student newspaper from 1915 through 1989, which offers a high quality look at all the articles, photos and advertisements of the each publication.


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