The Voice of India

The Voice of India, vol. 1 no. 1 (September 1944)- vol. 3 no. 6/7 (April/May 1947), Library of Congress.

I have copied selections from issues from September 1944-December 1945.

  • Published by the National Committee for India’s Freedom
  • Each issue is 16 pages long
  • After first issue, each publication begins with section, “Looking Around,” which summarizes major developments in India, which is followed by an “Editorial” written by Anup Singh, the main editor.
  • After the front-page articles, the publication usually ends with some combination of “Direct from India”—selections from Indian newspapers, nationalist speeches and letters, “Book Review,” and “Letters to the Editor.”

November 1945, vol. 2, no. 2: “Mrs. Pandit Calls on President”—“On October 31st, Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, accompanied by Hon. Emanuel Celler, called upon President Truman at the White House.  She is probably the first Indian to have met the President of the United States without the usual diplomatic formalities” (197).

Hearst Papers

Upon his death on August 14, 1951, William Randolph Hearst’s estate included a publishing company with assets of more than $160,000,000, comprised of 18 newspapers and 9 magazines. These were:

  • Boston American; (pub. 1951-1954)
  • Boston Record
  • Boston Sunday Advertiser
  • Albany Times-Union (pub. 1891-current; on microfilm at Albany Public Library)
  • New York Journal-American (pub. 1941-1966; on microfilm at LoC)
  • New York Mirror
  • Baltimore News-Post (pub. 1936-1964; on microfilm at LoC)
  • Baltimore Sunday American
  • Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph (1927-1960; on microfilm at office of Commonwealth Libr Bur of State, Harrisburg, PA)
  • Detroit Times
  • Chicago Herald-American (1939-1953; on microfilm at LoC)
  • Milwaukee Sentinel
  • San Antonio Light (1911-1993)
  • Los Angeles Examiner (1903-1962; L.A. public library; 1945 at LoC)
  • Los Angeles  Herald-Express
  • San Francisco Examiner  (1902-current; LoC)
  • San Francisco Call Bulletin
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1921-2009)
  • Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping*, Harper’s Bazar*, House Beautiful, Town and Country, Motor, Motor Boating, American Druggist, Connoisseur (* also published in London)

Hearst was also associated with The American Weekly, King Features Service, International News Service and International News Photos.

After World War II, Hearst controlled 10% of daily circulation, the largest news corporation in the United States.

W.A. Swanberg, Citizen Hearst: A Biography of William Randolph Hearst (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1961), 531-532.

Thomas C. Leonard. “Hearst, William Randolph”; National Biography Online Feb. 2000.

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