Source Information

Associated Press Associated Press, Service Bulletin, 1904-1927 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2013.
Original data: Associated Press. Service Bulletin, 1904–1927. Magazines, booklets and bulletins. Associated Press Corporate Archives, New York, NY

About Associated Press, Service Bulletin, 1904-1927

The Service Bulletin was published from September 1904 through July 1927 with the purpose of communicating the “General Orders” of AP’s General Manager. It appeared monthly at first, but settled into an irregular publication. The Service Bulletin offers a wealth of information about AP’s organization, staffing and operation in the early 20th century. Topics include elections, the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, censorship, news transmission by telegraph and teletype, AP bureau expansion and membership. One volume includes five issues of The Associated Press Traffic Bulletin for October 1916 through April 1919, which focused exclusively on news transmission.