University of Pennsylvania in World War I
Opinion Pieces

This subject guide was created in 2013 by Rebecca Sokolow, University Archives Summer Research Fellow and an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania
August 2013

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Old Penn/The Pennsylvania Gazette, UPM 8125

1914; 1916-1918
Old Penn was an alumni-run weekly magazine that was published under the authorization of the Board of Trustees. In early 1918, it changed its name to The Pennsylvania Gazette. Articles document actions of the University, such as the establishment of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Penn. Issues of the magazine discuss the war service of Penn students and faculty, provide editorials on how to best contribute to the war effort, and give lists of names of Penn students who enlisted in the army during World War I. They also publish articles written by professors of the University, some of which give that professor’s opinion on issues of the war. Old Penn/The Pennsylvania Gazette has many useful photographs printed within its articles from the World War I era.


Red and Blue, UPM 620

Red and Blue was a student-run monthly magazine that ran during World War I. Articles discuss the war and military training at the University, as well as the effects of the war on regular University life and activities.