There were a few other events from which my dad saved papers. One was a horrible accident in Chicago where a street car hit a gasoline truck. The paper showed graphic images of bodies burned to skeletons. There were also a few papers from the JFK assassination.
This inspired me to start a collection of my own. Since I was raised in the era of Irwin Allen disaster movies, I collected disasters. I still have my files somewhere in the closet. For really big events I saved the whole paper. I have papers of the 1st space shuttle launch. I have papers from the space shuttle failures. I have LA Times from the Northridge quake and NY Times from 9/11.
This past Thanksgiving I rummaged through my parents' attic and found the box of my dad's newspapers. They are now safely with me. They are a bit yellow and brittle, but still in good shape. I had wanted to take some pics for today's post, but I ran out of time. Perhaps this weekend I'll get around to it.