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Ann Stringer Collection

Manuscript Collection No.13
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.8 cu.ft. in 2 [CK!] boxes. 194x-194x.

Provenance: The Ohio University Libraries received the Ann Stringer Collection from Ms. Stringer on November 17, 1981. Kim Harris processed the collection in January 1982.

Property Rights: The Ohio University Libraries owns the property rights to this collection.


Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the Ohio University Libraries.

Photoduplication: The Libraries will entertain requests to photocopy reasonable amounts of material from the collection for the convenience of individual researchers.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name and number and the Ohio University Libraries in all footnotes and bibliographical references.

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Ann Stringer was born Elizabeth Ann Harrell in Eastland, Texas in 1918. Her family moved to Tyler shortly after her birth, where she attended Tyler High School. She went on to study journalism at Tyler Jr. College, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Texas. In 1941, she moved to Columbus, Ohio with her first husband, William Stringer, where they both worked for United Press. As a team, the Stringers traveled on assignments to New York, South America, and Europe. After William was killed in France in 1944, Ann went to Europe alone and became a United Press war correspondent. In 1949, she married Henry Ries whom she met in Germany. Together they wrote a book titled German Faces.

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The Ann Stringer Collection contains photographs and articles written by Ms. Stringer in Europe during and after World War II. There are thirty-eight photographs of Ms. Stringer on her assignment as a foreign correspondent. Some photographs were taken in European countries such as Roumania, France, Italy, Austria, and Germany during and after World War II. Also in the collection are photocopies and original articles written by Ms. Stringer during her assignment in Europe. The pages of photocopies and articles are maintained in the order given them by Ms. Stringer.

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Box 1. - Photographs.

Note: Thirty-eight items. Photographs of Ann Stringer as a foreign correspondent.
  • - Correspondent in South America. Two copies. Bill and Ann Stringer in 1943.
  • - As a reporter for United Press, New York, June 6, 1944. One photograph.
  • - As a foreign correspondent in Europe during World War II. Thirty-five photographs.
    • - Germany (11 photographs)
    • - Transylvania, Roumania, 1945 (7 photographs)
    • - Rome (4 photographs)
    • - France (4 photographs)
    • - Austria (3 photographs)
    • - Torgau (3 photographs)
    • - Cairo (1 photograph)
    • - Switzerland (1 photograph)
    • - Rio (1 photograph)
Box 2. - Disbound Scrapbook.
Note: Photocopies and original articles written by Ann Stringer.
  • - Photocopies: Pages in original order.
  • - Original articles. Pages in original order.

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