Finding Aid for The Oteen Magazine Bound Volume, PC.7012

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Finding Aid for The Oteen Magazine Bound Volume, PC.7012

Descriptive Summary

Title
The Oteen
Call Number
PC.7012
Creator
U.S. Army General Hospital No. 19
Repository
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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    Collection Overview

    was one of several field magazines authorized for publication by the Surgeon General of the Army during World War I. The weekly magazine was produced and managed by volunteer editors and contributors from U.S. Army General Hospital No. 19, a hospital established in Azalea, N.C. in 1918. was made available to patients and staff at the hospital, as well as civilians from the surrounding community.

    The collection is comprised of one bound volume containing twenty-four issues of . The magazine covered local events and happenings related to the hospital, such as new ward arrivals, social programming, and general gossip. The magazine also featured essays, poetry, and artwork produced by hospital patients.

    Arrangement Note

    The issues are arranged chronologically.

    Biographical/Historical

    was one of several field magazines authorized for publication by the Surgeon General of the Army during World War I. The weekly magazine was produced and managed by volunteer editors and contributors from U.S. Army General Hospital No. 19, a hospital established in Azalea, N.C. in 1918. was made available to patients and staff at the hospital, as well as civilians from the surrounding community. The magazine received no governmental aid, as costs were covered almost entirely by circulation and advertising revenue. However, the magazine was still subject to regulations set forth by the Joint Committee on Printing. In September 1919, the Surgeon General was instructed to cut the number of authorized field publications from twelve to seven. Though was one of the seven slated to continue, the Joint Committee of Printing issued new regulations stating that all such publications could no longer run advertisements.

    In November 1919, an anonymous letter was received by the Joint Committee on Printing alerting them that was still printing advertisements in its publication. An immediate investigation was launched, but it was determined that the magazine, with the Surgeon General's approval, was only finishing out advertising contracts made before the ban was in place. The last issue of was published November 29, 1919. An announcement was published shortly after in the stating that the paper's editor-in-chief, Sergeant Russel Radford, was expecting his discharge from the hospital and that no further issues of would be published.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Oteen Veterans Administration Hospital (Asheville, N.C.)
  2. Oteen (Asheville, N.C.)
  3. Periodicals