Skip to main content

Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post is one of the oldest publications in the United States and was, at the time, one of the most popular periodicals. During this era, it grants us access to what the average American was thinking about the Korean War; at the time, all you had to do was sit down at the local restaurant or coffee shop and most likely you would hear differing opinions about the conflict. Not having the benefit of going back in time, we must use interviews and articles written at different points as our own personal time machine. By looking at these periodicals we can see what a large part of Americans were thinking, wondering, and asking about the Korean War. The words, thoughts, and concepts found within the periodicals of this era came to shape the historical memory of the Korean War within the general public for many generations.