Breaking news since 1846, the Associated Press (AP) has long been relied on to deliver accurate, timely news. This collection offers access to records from the AP’s Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh bureaus, dating from 1931 to 2004. Records include news stories in various stages of production, covering major social movements, natural disasters, crime, disease, politics, and hundreds of other topics of regional or national importance. Also included in bureau records are correspondence between the bureau and the New York office, memos, meeting notes, and more.
The Associated Press Collections Online advisory board consists of scholars in the disciplines of Journalism, History, and English. Additional ad hoc advisory groups were formed with scholars from disciplines such as Advertising and Public Relations, Communications, Sociology, and Political Science. Board members and advisory groups helped shape the collections, and advised on product features, design, and user experience.
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