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Michigan native Webb Waldron (1888-[1960?]) graduated from the University of Michigan in 1905. He began his career as a copy writer for Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf (later known as the Harvard Classics), the series published by P. F. Collier and Son. He became the managing editor of Collier's Weekly in 1917 and left the position in September 1918 to become the magazine's war correspondent in Europe. In November, Waldron became the first American magazine reporter to enter Germany after the armistice. Waldron published his first novel, The Road to the World, in 1922. In the next two decades, he published five more novels and contributed to periodicals such as Esquire, Century Magazine, and Reader's Digest, where he became an editor in the 1940s.
The entirety of Collier's Weekly 61.18 (13 July 1918)
This issue of Collier's Weekly was published during Waldron's final months as managing editor. The title article was written by James Hopper, the war correspondent whose position Waldron filled upon venturing to Europe.