Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) December 18, 2007
Stars and Stripes has partnered with Heritage Microfilm to distribute its entire microfilm archive. The recently signed agreement, which also includes microfilming of current Stars and Stripes issues, allows Heritage Microfilm to duplicate and distribute microfilm copies of the newspaper's content. Unique among newspapers, Stars and Stripes today covers the "hometown" that is the U.S. military community, especially overseas. The partnership gives libraries, historical societies and educational institutions access to military news and content never before available.
"We are proud to be able to distribute this historic military publication," said Jeff Kiley, General Manager of Heritage Microfilm. "Researchers across the globe will now have access to Stars and Stripes, which has been reporting on major headlines from the front-lines for the past sixty years. The newspaper's archive offers readers a global perspective on events that shaped the world's history, such as the Vietnam War and conflicts in the Middle East. Stars and Stripes is a great research tool for historians and even genealogists, containing a wealth of information about the people of the world."
The microfilm collection is made up of Stars and Stripes European Edition from 1942, the Pacific Edition from 1945, and the Mideast Edition from 2003.
"Stripes is very excited about this venture. It creates great potential for military veterans and other past readers of Stripes to have easy availability to their loved paper very near their own locality. The number of requests we get daily clearly indicates the desire for this access," voiced Charlene Neuwiller, Librarian for Stars and Stripes.
Libraries, historical societies and educational institutions interested in duplications and/or microfilm subscriptions to Stars and Stripes historic content should visit http://www.heritagemicrofilm.com/starsandstripes.htm or contact Derek Jensen, Account Manager with Heritage Microfilm, at 888-870-0484 ext. 40.
About Heritage Microfilm, Inc.:
Heritage Microfilm, Inc., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is an archival microfilm and digitization company. Publishers or librarians interested in finding more information about Heritage Microfilm can visit http://www.heritagemicrofilm.com or http://www.newspaperarchive.com, as well as http://www.yournewspaperarchive.com.
About Stars and Stripes:
Stars and Stripes delivers independent news and information daily to the U.S. military community worldwide, which includes Department of Defense civilians, contractors, and their families. Unique among the many military publications, Stars and Stripes is authorized by the Department of Defense and operates as a First Amendment newspaper, free of control and censorship. Stars and Stripes currently offers military news on its Stripes.com website and provides five printed editions that are distributed daily in Europe, Pacific and throughout war zones in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.