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Following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the entry of the United States into the Second World War, students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Texas School of Law joined the military services to fight for their country. Law librarian Helen Hargrave collected letters and newspaper articles to compile the News Sheets. The mailing kept the close-knit law school community apprised of the achievements and adventures, as well as the misfortunes and losses, of their peers spread around the country and across the globe. The first issue of the News Sheet was published in March 1943. Fourteen total News Sheets were printed, with the final issue published in August 1945.

Individual issues of the News Sheets vary from twelve to twenty-six pages and may be slow to load due to 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.

Assistant Archivist Megan Blair created and uploaded digital images of the News Sheets. Jane O’Connell, Deputy Director; Liz Hilkin, Head of Archives and Special Collections; and Megan Blair edited OCR transcriptions to facilitate searching the collection.

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