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Robert Wear Papers

Identifier: MS 170

Scope and Contents

The papers include mostly war time news clippings, photographs, correspondence, and newsmaps. Of note are the photographs aboard the USS Missouri for the signing of the Japanese surrender. There are two full sized newspapers marking important occasions. The first is the Fort Worth Star Telegram, First 100 years of Fort Worth, 1949. The second is the Dallas Times Herald, regarding the opening of the DFW International Airport in 1973.


  • Creation: 1910-1974
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1944-1946

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Wear was a World War II war correspondent for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He filed many reports on General George Patton's 3rd army, then later was aboard the USS Missouri for the signing of the Japanese surrender documents that ended the war. Later, he was in public relations for a California aviation engineering company for several years, then returned to newspaper work. He worked for the Dallas Times-Herald, the Austin-American Statesman, and the Midland Reporter-Telegram.


9.58 Linear feet

Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically per box.

Physical Location

Vault TT D1 - D5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Robert Wear in May, 1977.

Guide to the Records of Robert Wear Papers
Lisa Pena
March, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)