As promised here is the first digitized issue of The Manville News. I’d like to do these in order, but I do not want to handle these any more than I have to given the state they are in. When I come up with a better way to share and archive these I can hopefully get them in proper order. For right now I have a multiple page PDF that’s uploaded to third party hosting site. If you click the link you will be able to download a high resolution version that will be yours to keep forever. I believe that the Manville News from the 1940s was different company than the current one. It was a weekly publication that published every Friday. It’s unclear so far if there is a complete run here, but the issues range from 1941 to 1944. Im hoping to knock a few of these out a week and I’m not sure how long the hosting links last so get these while you can. I have master copies saved of each PDF so if you miss out on one or a link doesn’t work just contact me and we will figure it out. Im going to make a special category for these called “NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE” so if you miss out on one they will all be in there. So that’s basically how this is going to work until I can find proper hosting for these issues. Once I get them all done, I’ll be donating digital copies of the issues to the library so we will finally have reference material for this era. Once again though I can’t thank Richard Onderko, Kevin Shutack, and the Shutack family enough for these. This stuff is a priceless resource.
The first issue I archived was from December 26, 1941, which includes the Lost Valley freight train derailment. I’ve been wondering about this event for years, and I know someone else on this blog was asking about it. Here’s a link MANVILLE NEWS 12/26/1941