University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William B. Ruggles Narrative, 1929

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ruggles, William B., 1891-1988
Title: Ruggles, William B., Narrative
Dates: 1891-1988
Abstract: The William B. Ruggles Narrative, 1929, contains a typescript of an article written by Ruggles appearing in the November 26, 1929 issue of The Dallas Morning News, documenting the history of the Amaroc News, the official newspaper of the American Forces in Germany during World War I. The narrative describes the life of the newspaper, including its beginning, its editors, its circulation, and its purpose.
OCLC No.: 768427827
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William B. Ruggles (1891-1988) was an editor and writer for several Texas journals and newspapers. He was the sixth executive director of The Alcalde, holding the position for just one year before being offered employment at the Galveston Daily News; though, Ruggles continued to work as an editor and contributing writer for The Alcalde for the following twenty years. In 1942, he served in the U. S. Army during World War II, and upon his return began working as editor for The Dallas Morning News, until retiring in 1960.


“William B. Ruggles, the Sixth Executive Director.” The Alcalde. Jan-Feb 2010 : 35. Accessed August 30,2011. f=false.

Scope and Contents


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ruggles, William B., 1891-1988 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Amaroc news -- History.
Journalism -- Texas -- Dallas -- History -- 20th century.
Journalism, Military -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Coblenz (Germany) -- Newspapers -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William B. Ruggles Narrative, 1929, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2G30 Literary production, 1929