Hello again, mongolia-ga,
Thanks for getting back to me on this.
As I mentioned in my earlier comment, there are a few sites where you
can view old newspaper stories for a (relatively modest) fee.
The best of these, in my opinion, is the NY Times Archives site, but
this just may reflect my prejudice as a one-time Brooklynite.
The NYT Archives can be accessed here:
Notice there are two tabs on the page -- one for searching the
archives from 1851-1995, and another for searching from 1996 to the
Presumably, you want to use the first, but I also wanted to point out
the opportunity to conduct more recent searches as well.
Searching on the search terms:
Charles Jenkins Korea
will find articles containing all these terms. The search produces 13
results, that can be sorted from newest to oldest, or vice-versa (or
by relevance) by selecting the approriate link.
Not all 13 results are relevant to Charles Robert Jenkins, but I trust
it's pretty obvious which are which.
For instance, the earliest relevant story is:
North Korean Reds Report U.S. Cavalryman Defected
Jan 27, 1965; pg. 13
Clicking the headline link will take you to a preview page which
*sometimes* shows you the first paragraph of the story (but doesn't,
in this case).
On the preview page, there is a small text link that says:
"Buy article image"
Click this, and you will be taken to instructions for opening an
account in order to view the actual article. You can view a single
image for about $3.00, or buy a "package" discount -- if you pay for
25 articles at once, they can be as cheap as about $1 each.
Another interesting archive site, covering mostly smaller, local
papers, is the NewspaperArchive service at:
where a similar search as before will actually show you snippets of
results even before signing up for the service.
A search on:
"Charles Jenkins" "North Korea"
(make sure to include the quotes)
turns up 10 results looking like this:
Tri City Herald - 1/27/1965
...Plan SGT. CHARLES JENKINS .in NORTH KOREA Gl Writes To SEOUL,
South.....you" before he defected to Communist NORTH KOREA three weeks
ago. "I know..
Pasco, Washington Wednesday, January 27, 1965
If you click on the article link, you can see the actual story (or any
other story of interest) after signing up to the NewspaperArchive
For instance, I clicked on a link to the January 27, 1965 issue of The
Daily Times-News in Burlington, NC, to find an article on Jenkins:
Tar Heel Defector Reported
The Army confirmed today that a sergeant from North Carolina had
defected to Communist North Korea three weeks ago.
The Army said Sgt. Charles R. Jenkins, 24, of Rich Square, N.C.,
disappeared Jan. 5 and left a note to his mother apologizing "for the
trouble I will cause you."...
As I mentioned before, I cannot excerpt much more of the story, due to
copyright protection, but you can see the original in its entirety at
the NewspaperArchive.com site. And yes, researchers can make
judicious use of article content (with appropriate summaries and
excerpts) to answer questions about a given topic.
By the way, if you repeat the search with slightly different search terms:
"Charles R Jenkins" "North Korea"
"Charles Robert Jenkins" "North Korea"
you will find some additional articles in the results.
Lastly, I should mention that many public libraries have access to one
or more newspaper archives online at no charge to library users -- you
may want to check out this option in your local library.
I hope this information fully meets your needs.
But before rating this answer, please let me know if you would like
any additional information. Just post a Request for Clarfication, and
I'll be happy to assist you further.