Clippings collected upon the death of columnist and political commentator Raymond Clapper
The collection is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by the Watson Library staff from various publications in 1944 immediately after the report of Raymond Clapper's death.
- Creation: 1944
- University of Kansas. Libraries (Organization)
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Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Biography of Raymond Clapper.
Raymond Clapper, newspaper correspondent, was born May 30, 1892, in La Cygne, Kansas. He was the son of John William and Julia (Crow) Clapper. Clapper began his journalistic career as a reporter for the Kansas City Star in 1916. Later that year he joined the United Press Association in Chicago.
From 1916 to 1933 he worked for UP offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, New York and Washington, D.C. as night man and chief political writer. He then became special writer for the Washington Post in 1934 and later went to the Scripp-Howard newspaper in January 1936. He was killed in an airplane crash on February 3, 1944, while covering the invasion of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific.
1 volume (46 pages, illustrations, ports.; 28 cm.)
Language of Materials
RH MS D223
- Guide to the Raymond Clapper Collection
- Clippings collected upon the death of columnist and political commentator Raymond Clapper
- jss 1982 mg 2004
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Raymond Clapper Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D223, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas