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From The Archive's
ANNALS of CLASSIC CRIME JOURNALISM
"Bullets Fly on Riverfront in Fight of Customs Agents with Gang of Smugglers"
This Month's Mystery
"The Strange, Cold Case of William
The date is February 1, 1922. A renowned movie director with a mysterious past meets a violent end in a luxurious Hollywood bungalow. Was it love? Jealousy? Greed? Revenge? Simple robbery? The investigation raises more questions than it answers, while riling up the power brokers of the early movie industry. Scandal and murder aren't healthy for the box office, or the studios' bottom lines, and within a week Los Angeles homicide detectives find themselves strongly discouraged from pursuing the case. Officially, the death of William Desmond Taylor remains a "cold case"; can YOU solve it?
Inquest is Closed by New Clue
Film Boss Played 2 Life Roles
Claire Windsor in San Francisco
"Give any normal woman her choice between a good job and a good marriage, and she will choose so surely and so explosively that the pros- pective bridegroom will be lucky if he doesn’t lose an eye. "
"A Visit to a Short Story Factory"
"What . . . No Kardashians??"
St. Paul, Minnesota Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Meet the Founder
TOM STREISSGUTH, president of The Archive LLC, has worked as a journalist, teacher and book editor, and published more than 100 works of non-fiction--in biography, history, geography and current events--for the educational and library market. After establishing The Archive in Minnesota in the summer of 2014, he set out to create a useful and accessible collection of historic journalism, in print and digital formats. The simple mission of the company is to help students and educators overcome the many frustrations of online history research. Mr. Streissguth is occasionally responsive to e-mails sent to:
“The Archive of American Journalism is performing an incredibly valuable service in making available to a wide audience the remarkable work of great journalists of the past. As one who has written widely on nineteenth and twentieth century journalists, I know firsthand how valuable and important—and frankly fascinating—was the work of these extraordinary writers. With these books a new generation will be able to rediscover them, as well.”
James McGrath Morris, author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power and Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press.
About The Archive
The Archive of American Journalism began as a private collection of the long-neglected, hard-to-find works of major American journalists. We now have five books in print, four new books in production for 2016, and an online compilation of more than 4,000 freely accessible works by 13 major American authors. This innovative resource presents all articles with their original titles and format, and unabridged. The collection is organized by author and in chronological order for the ease of students, teachers, historians and casual readers. With a title or date, users can access a full-text, printable PDF of any article within seconds. (We are now in the process of converting our PDFs to more user-friendly and visually inviting WordPress pages.) Valuable time used in browsing "sponsored" search engines, thumbing through confusing bibliographies, and wandering the dusty halls of labyrinthine academic libraries can instead be spent reading, studying and enjoying the original texts.
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Coming Soon to
Fatty Arbuckle Story
Can the biased and dishonest media give a fair and balanced treatment to an overweight slob and mediocre talent whose most notable
accomplishment was taking a flying leap onto a naked actress in a San Francisco hotel, and killing her?
Find out in
A collection of H.L. Mencken's brilliant literary criticism is now available in
The Archive's new and ever-expanding
Coming to The Archive March 1, 2017:
Man Dies in Sauerkraut Contest:
Cabbage and Bootleg Blamed
Child, 11, Admits
Hammering Her Mother to Death
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READ WITH CAUTION. The historical journalism available on this website includes extreme and sometimes impolite language, including certain outmoded words, phrases and opinions, that may be offensive to some readers. © 2016 The Archive LLC