Bibliography of Newspaper Articles on Sylvia Plath's First Suicide Attempt in August 1953


Compiled by Peter K Steinberg

The articles in this bibliography are listed alphabetically by town or city first. Within each grouping they are then listed by date order. Where articles were printed in multiple daily editions of a paper, the articles are listed in a best guess order of appearance. Each article title links to a JPG or PDF of the article. If you know of any articles that are not present, or come across a broken link, then please do email me.

Akron, Ohio
"SUBJECT of a 100-man." The Akron Beacon Journal. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

Albany, New York
"Senior Found; Drug Victim." The Albany Times-Union. August 27, 1953: 3. transcription

Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Brilliant College Girl Is Sought." Albuquerque Journal. August 27, 1953: 3. transcription

"Missing Co-Ed Found in Cellar." Albuquerque Journal. August 27, 1953: 3. transcription

Allentown, Pennsylvania
"Missing College Student Found Asleep in Car." The Morning Call. August 27, 1953: 3. transcription

Amesbury, Massachusetts
"News in a Nutshell." Amesbury Daily News. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"News in a Nutshell." Amesbury Daily News. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"News in a Nutshell." Amesbury Daily News. August 27,1953: 1. transcription

Asheville, North Carolina
"Smith College Girl Is Found." Asheville Citizen-Times. August 27, 1953: 36. transcription

Athol, Massachusetts
"Smith Honor Student Sought After Leaving Home for 'Hike'." Athol Daily News. August 25, 1953: 2. transcription

"Search Continues for College Girl." Athol Daily News. August 26, 1953: 2. transcription

"Girl Found in Cellar of Own Home, In Hospital." Athol Daily News. August 27, 1953: 5. transcription

Attleboro, Massachusetts
"College Girl Missing." The Attleboro Sun. August 25, 1953: 5. transcription

"Search Continues for Wellesley Girl." The Attleboro Sun. August 26, 1953: 13. transcription

"Late Bulletins." The Attleboro Sun. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Home All Along." The Attleboro Sun. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

"Wellesley Girl is Recovering." The Attleboro Sun. August 27, 1953: 17. transcription

"Another Girl Missing from Wellesley Home." The Attleboro Sun. August 28, 1953: 2. transcription

Baltimore, Maryland
"Search for Girl Ends Under Porch." The Baltimore Sun. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Beverly, Massachusetts
"Police Carry On Statewide Search for Smith Senior." Beverly Evening Times. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"Express Belief College Student Suicide Victim." Beverly Evening Times. August 26, 1953: 6. transcription

"Girl to Recover From Overdose of 40 Sleeping Pills." Beverly Evening Times. August 27, 1953: 12. transcription

"Wellesley Girl, 19 Reported Missing After Staying at Marblehead Home." Beverly Evening Times. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Bloomington, Illinois
"Girl Poet Found in Coma Condition." The Pantagraph. August 27, 1953: 16. transcription

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Daily Record
"Smith Girl Missing at Wellesley Home." Boston Daily Record. 6 a.m. Edition. August 25, 1953: 3. transcription

"Smith Girl Missing at Wellesley Home." Boston Daily Record. 6 a.m. Complete Edition. August 25, 1953: 3. transcription

"Bloodhound Trails Lost Girl Scholar." Boston Daily Record. 6 a.m. Edition. August 26, 1953: 5. transcription

"Bloodhound Trails Lost Girl Scholar." Boston Daily Record. 6 a.m. Complete Edition. August 26, 1953: 5. transcription

"Bloodhound Trails Lost Girl Scholar." Boston Daily Record. Home Edition. August 26, 1953: 5. transcription

"Bloodhound Trails Lost Girl Scholar." Boston Daily Record. Payoff Edition. August 26, 1953: 5. transcription

"Missing Smith Girl Found in Own Cellar." Boston Daily Record. 6 a.m. Edition. August 27, 1953: 4. transcription

"Missing Smith Girl Found in Own Cellar." Boston Daily Record. 6 a.m. Complete Edition. August 27, 1953: 4. transcription

"Missing Smith Girl Found in Own Cellar." Boston Daily Record. Home Edition. August 27, 1953: 5. transcription

"Missing Smith Girl Found in Own Cellar." Boston Daily Record. Payoff Edition. August 27, 1953: 5. transcription

"Girl Student Pill Victim Recovers." Boston Daily Record. Home Edition. August 28, 1953: 5. transcription

"Girl Student Pill Victim Recovers." Boston Daily Record. Payoff Edition. August 28, 1953: 5. transcription

Boston Evening American
"Hunt Wellesley Girl 'on Hike'." Boston Evening American. 8 Star Sports Edition. August 25, 1953: 5. transcription

"Hunt Wellesley Girl 'on Hike'." Boston Evening American. Cambridge Somerville Edition. August 25, 1953: 5. transcription

"Hunt Missing College Girl in Favored Haunts." Boston Evening American. Final Edition. August 25, 1953: 5. transcription

"50 Sleep Pills Vanish with Missing Smith Girl." Boston Evening American. Sports Charts Entries Edition. August 25, 1953: 5. transcription

"50 Sleep Pills Vanish with Missing Smith Girl." Boston Evening American. Sports Entries Results Edition. August 25, 1953: 5. transcription

"Check Pals for Clue to Smith Girl." Boston Evening American. 8 Star Sports Edition. August 26, 1953: 2. transcription

"Police, Kin Fear Smith Girl Suicide." Boston Evening American. Final Edition. August 26, 1953: 2. (Prints Plath's "Mad Girl's Love Song".) transcription

"Smith Girl in Coma at Own Home." Boston Evening American. Sports Charts Entries Edition. August 26, 1953: 2. (Prints Plath's "Mad Girl's Love Song".) transcription

"Smith Girl in Coma at Own Home." Boston Evening American. Sports Entries Results Edition. August 26, 1953: 2. (Prints Plath's "Mad Girl's Love Song".) transcription

"Trace Moves of Girl Felled by Sleep Pills." Boston Evening American. 8 Star Sports Edition. August 27: 1953: 5. transcription

"Trace Moves of Girl Felled by Sleep Pills." Boston Evening American. Cambridge Somerville Edition. August 27: 1953: 5. transcription

"Pill Girl 2 Days in Cellar." Boston Evening American. Sports Charts Entries Edition. August 27, 1953: 5. transcription

"Pill Girl 2 Days in Cellar." Boston Evening American. Sports Entries Results Edition. August 27, 1953: 5. transcription

"Sleeping Pill Girl 2 Days in Own Cellar." Boston Evening American. Final Edition. August 27, 1953: 5. transcription

"College Girl Vanishes at Marblehead." Boston Evening American. Sports Entries Results Edition. August 28, 1953: 4. transcription

"Wellesley Girl, 19, Vanishes." Boston Evening American. Sports Entries Results Edition. August 28, 1953: 4. transcription

The Boston Globe
"Beautiful Smith Girl Missing at Wellesley." The Boston Globe. August 25, 1953: 1, 9. transcription

"Wellesley Woods Searched: Police, Boy Scouts Hunt Missing Smith Student." The Boston Globe. Evening Edition. August 25, 1953: 1, 9. transcription

"Day-Long Search Fails to Locate Smith Student." The Boston Globe. August 26, 1953: 1, 11. transcription

"Smith Student Found Alive in Cellar." The Boston Globe. Evening Edition. August 26, 1953: 1, 6. transcription

"Honor Student 'Out of Danger'; Took Sleep Pills." The Boston Globe. August 27, 1953: 17. transcription

"Second Wellesley Girl is Reported Missing." The Boston Globe. Evening Edition. August 28, 1953: 1, 6. transcription

The Boston Herald
"Top-Ranking Student at Smith Missing from Wellesley Home." The Boston Herald. August 25, 1953: 1, 11. transcription

"Sleeping Pills Missing with Wellesley Girl." The Boston Herald. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Wellesley Girl Found in Cellar." The Boston Herald. August 27, 1953: 1, 2. transcription

The Boston Post
"Smith Girl Missing in Wellesley." The Boston Post. August 25, 1953: 7. transcription

"Missing Smith Girl Worried." The Boston Post. August 26, 1953: 1, 13. transcription

"Smith Girl Recovering From Pills." The Boston Post. August 27, 1953: 1, 4. transcription

"Missing Wellesley Girl Found in South Boston." The Boston Post. August 29, 1953: 1, 3. transcription

Boston Traveler
"Posse Hunts Smith Girl." Boston Traveler. Blue Streak Edition. August 25, 1953: 1, 26. transcription

"Wellesley Student Found Alive / Search Ends / Find Girl in Cellar / 100 Hunt Wellesley Girl Missing 2 Days." Boston Traveler. August 26, 1953: 1, 17. (with photograph of search party captioned: "(Traveler Staff Photo by Anthony Cabral) / PART OF WELLESLEY SEARCH PARTY—Wellesley police officers are shown with a woman volunteer, Elaine Pipes, as they searched today for missing 20-year-old Sylvia Plath, Smith College student who disappeared Monday. Left to right, Victor H. Maccini, Donald H. Murphy, Jerry Monaghan, Leroy Weaver, Francis Kiduff, Richard Parker, Tom Furdon and John Tracey.".) transcription

"Find Girl in Cellar." Boston Traveler. Blue Streak Edition. August 26, 1953: 1, 17. transcription

"Missing Student Hunted." Boston Traveler. Blue Streak Edition. August 28, 1953: 1, 17. transcription

Brockton, Massachusetts
"Missing Student in Own Cellar." Brockton Daily Enterprise. August 26, 1953: 18. transcription

"Student Recovering From Pill Overdose." Brockton Daily Enterprise. August 27, 1953: 9. transcription

Buffalo, New York
"Girl Found Moaning in Cellar." Buffalo Courier Express. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Burlington, Vermont
"Missing Smith College Senior Found in Cellar." The Burlington Free Press. Main edition. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

"Missing Smith College Senior Found in Cellar." The Burlington Free Press. Other edition. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Charleston, West Virginia
"Object of Search." The Charleston Gazette. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

Chester, Pennsylvania
"College Senior Missing." The Chester (Pa.) Times. August 26, 1953: 2. transcription

Chicago, Illinois
"Missing Co-ed Found." The Chicago Tribune. August 27, 1953: 5. transcription

Cincinnati, Ohio
"Missing Student Found." Cincinnati Enquirer. Main Edition. August 27, 1953: 11. transcription

"Missing Student Found." Cincinnati Enquirer. Kentucky Edition. August 27, 1953: 11. transcription

Cleveland, Ohio
"Smith College Student Missing." Cleveland News. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Hunt Top Student."Cleveland Press. August 26, 1953: 12. transcription

Clinton, Massachusetts
"New England News Briefs." Clinton Daily Item. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

Corpus Christi, Texas
"Searchers Comb Woods for Smith College Girl." Corpus Christi Times. August 26, 1953: 16. transcription

Cumberland, Maryland
"Missing Girl Found Under Porch of Home." The Cumberland News. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Daytona, Florida
"Missing Girl Found Under Own Porch." Daytona Beach Morning Journal. August 27, 1953: 17. transcription

Des Moines, Iowa
The Des Moines Register
"College Poetess Hunted in Woods." The Des Moines Register. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

Des Moines Tribune
"Missing College Girl Is Found." Des Moines Tribune. August 26, 1953: 8. transcription

Detroit, Michigan
"Long Hike." Detroit News. August 26, 1953: 46. transcription

"Missing College Girl Found Under Porch." Detroit News. August 27, 1953: 11. transcription

Fall River, Massachusetts
"Home All the Time." The Fall River Herald-News. August 27, 1953: 23. transcription

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
"Missing Girl Student Object of Police Hunt." Fitchburg Sentinel. August 25, 1953: 4. transcription

"Continue Search for Missing Student." Fitchburg Sentinel. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Bulletins." Fitchburg Sentinel. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

"Second College Girl From Wellesley Reported Missing." Fitchburg Sentinel. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Framingham, Massachusetts
"Smith Girl Missing at Wellesley." Framingham News. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"Girl Found Asleep in Basement." Framingham News. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Sylvia Plath Asleep During 2-Day Search." Framingham News. August 27, 1953: 10. transcription

"Another Wellesley Girl Disappears, Parents Report." Framingham News. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Gardner, Massachusetts
"Search Underway for Smith Senior." The Gardner News. August 26: 1953: 5. transcription

"Late News Flashes." The Gardner News. August 26, 1953: 3. transcription

Gloucester, Massachusetts
"All-Out Quest for Lost Smith Senior." Gloucester Daily Times. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"Police Still Seeking Missing Smith Girl." Gloucester Daily Times. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Bay State Briefs." Gloucester Daily Times. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Gloversville and Johnstown, New York
"Coed Recovering from Overdose." The Leader-Republican (Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y.). August 27, 1953: 21. transcription

"Home All Along." The Morning Herald (Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y.). August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Greenfield, Massachusetts
"Hunt Smith Student." Greenfield Recorder-Gazette. August 26, 1953: 2. transcription

"Smith Student, Found Under Porch, Recovers." Greenfield Recorder-Gazette. August 27, 1953: 13. transcription

"Another College Girl Missing." Greenfield Recorder-Gazette. August 28, 1953: 8. transcription

Greenville, South Carolina
"Missing College Girl Found At Her Home." The Greenville News. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Hartford, Connecticut
"Missing College Girl Found Alive in Cellar of Home." The Hartford Courant. August 27, 1953: 5. transcription

Haverhill, Massachusetts
"Search Organized for Smith Girl." Haverhill Gazette. August 25, 1953: 10. transcription

"Fear for Missing College Girl Grows." Haverhill Gazette. August 26, 1953: 6. transcription

"Home All Along." Haverhill Gazette. August 27, 1953: 6. transcription

"Young Wellesley Woman Missing." Haverhill Gazette. August 28, 1953: 3. transcription

Holland, Michigan
"Smith College Poetess Object of Wide Search." The Holland Evening Sentinel. August 26, 1953: 3. transcription

"Smith College Poetess Found Unconscious." The Holland Evening Sentinel. August 27, 1953: 2. transcription

Holyoke, Massachusetts
"Smith Girl, 20, Missing from Wellesley Home." Holyoke Daily Transcript and Holyoke Telegram. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"Pills Missing in Wellesley Case." Holyoke Daily Transcript and Holyoke Telegram. August 26, 1953: 24. transcription

"Bulletin." Holyoke Daily Transcript and Holyoke Telegram. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Smith Student Recovering from Drug Dose." Holyoke Daily Transcript and Holyoke Telegram. August 27, 1953: 15. transcription

"Another College Girl Missing From Wellesley." Holyoke Daily Transcript and Holyoke Telegram. August 28, 1953: 6. transcription

Hudson, Massachusetts
"Wide Search Being Conducted for Smith College Student." Hudson Daily Sun. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"News Flashes." Hudson Daily Sun. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"News Flashes." Hudson Daily Sun. August 27, 1953: 2. transcription

Indianapolis, Indiana
"Missing Honor Student Found." The Indianapolis Star. August 27, 1953: 24. transcription

Ithaca, New York
"A Wide Search." The Ithaca Journal. August 28, 1953: 11. transcription

La Crosse, Wisconsin
"Police in Greater Boston." The La Crosse Tribune. August 26, 1953: 21. transcription

Lawrence, Massachusetts
"Smith College Senior Missing from Home." The Evening Tribune. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"Missing Wellesley Girl Found." The Evening Tribune. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Wellesley Girl's Condition Good." The Evening Tribune. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

"2nd Wellesley Girl Reported Missing." The Evening Tribune. August 28, 1953: 1, 8. transcription

Long Beach, California
"Missing Girl Poet Found Unconscious." Long Beach Independent. August 26: 1953: 12. transcription

Los Angeles, California
"Missing Girl Found Beneath Porch of Home." The Los Angeles Times. August 27, 1953: 18. transcription

Lowell, Massachusetts
"Wide Search for Smith College Girl." The Lowell Sun. 6 o'clock and County Edition. August 25, 1953: 3. transcription

"Wide Search for Smith College Girl." The Lowell Sun. 7 o'clock Edition. August 25, 1953: 3. transcription

"Bulletin." The Lowell Sun. 7 o'clock Edition. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Bulletin." The Lowell Sun. 7 o'clock Edition. August 26, 1953: 1. [Different layout to above edition; see column to left of "Bulletin".] transcription

"'Missing' Girl Case Probed." The Lowell Sun. 6 o'clock and County Edition. August 27, 1953: 20. transcription

Lynn, Massachusetts
Daily Evening Item
"Widen Hunt for Missing Smith Senior." Daily Evening Item. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"College Girl Recovering from Ordeal." Daily Evening Item. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

"Marblehead Girl Worker Missing." Daily Evening Item. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Lynn Telegram-News
"Missing College Student is Hunted." Lynn Telegram-News. August 25, 1953: 9. transcription

"Fear Mounts for Safety of Smith College Student." Lynn Telegram-News. August 26, 1953: 13. transcription

"Student's Condition is Reported Good." Lynn Telegram-News. August 27, 1953: 8. transcription

Manchester, New Hampshire
"Greater Boston Policemen." Manchester Union Leader. August 26, 1953: 40. transcription

Marlboro, Massachusetts
"Wide Search Being Conducted for Smith College Student." Marlboro Daily Enterprise. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"News Flashes." Marlboro Daily Enterprise. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Medford, Massachusetts
"Seek Missing Smith Senior." Medford Daily Evening Mercury. August 25, 1953: 6. transcription

"Press Search for Missing Smith Girl." Medford Daily Evening Mercury. August 26, 1953: 4. transcription

"Smith College Girl Recovers." Medford Daily Evening Mercury. August 27, 1953: 7. transcription

Meriden, Connecticut
"Brilliant College Girl Disappears." Meriden Record. August 26, 1953: 10. transcription

"Missing Student Found Under Porch." Meriden Record. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Miami, Florida
"Student Missing." The Miami Daily News. main edition. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Student Missing." The Miami Daily News. Broward edition. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

Milford, Massachusetts
"Girl Missing from Home in Wellesley." The Milford Daily News. August 25, 1953: 2. transcription

"New England News Briefs." The Milford Daily News. August 26, 1953: 5. transcription

"Bulletin." The Milford Daily News. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Wellesley Student Out of Danger." The Milford Daily News. August 27, 1953: 9. transcription

"Wellesley Girl Took 40 Sedatives." The Milford Daily News. August 27, 1953: 14. transcription

Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Found." Star Tribune. August 27, 1953: 3. transcription

Montgomery, Alabama
"Searchers Comb Woods For 20-Year-Old Girl." The Montgomery Advertiser. August 26, 1953: 10. transcription

"Missing College Girl Is Found Semi-Conscious Under Porch." The Montgomery Advertiser. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Mount Pleasant, Iowa
"Missing Student Found." The Mount Pleasant News. August 26, 1953: 2. transcription

Muscatine, Iowa
"College Girl Missing." Muscatine Journal and News Tribune. August 26, 1953: 8. transcription

Nashville, Tennessee
"Will Recover." The Tennessean. August 27, 1953: 10. transcription

New Bedford, Massachusetts
"Missing Wellesley Girl, 20, Found Asleep in Her Cellar." The Standard-Times. August 26, 1953: 1, 12. transcription

"Girl Recovering from Sleep Pills." The Standard-Times. August 27, 1953: 30. transcription

"Second Wellesley Girl is Missing." The Standard-Times. August 28, 1953: 20. transcription

New Castle, Pennsylvania
"Smith College Co-Ed Missing." New Castle News. August 26, 1953: 9. transcription

New Orleans, Louisiana
"Woods Scoured for Missing Girl." The Times-Picayune. August 26, 1953: 5. transcription

"Missing College Girl is Located". The Times-Picayune. August 27, 1953: 10. transcription

New York, New York
"Smith College Editor, 20, Hiding, Ill, Under House." New York Herald Tribune. Late City Edition. August 27, 1953: 32. transcription

Newport, Rhode Island
"Top Student Missing." The Daily News (Newport, R.I.). August 25, 1953: 7. transcription

"Missing Student Found." The Daily News (Newport, R.I.). August 26, 1953: 8. transcription

"Second Wellesley Girl Student Listed Missing." The Daily News (Newport, R.I.). August 28, 1953: 2. transcription

Newport News, Virginia
"College Girl Found." Daily Press. August 27, 1953: 16. transcription

Niagara Falls, New York
"Missing Wellesley Student is Found, Put in Hospital." Niagara Falls Gazette. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

North Adams, Massachusetts
"Smith College Girl Missing After Hike." The North Adams Transcript. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"Search Continued for Sylvia Plath, Missing Smith Girl." The North Adams Transcript. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

North Attleboro, Massachusetts
"Smith Senior is Missing." The Evening Chronicle. August 25, 1953: 5. transcription

"Search Continues." The Evening Chronicle. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Missing Smith Student Found." The Evening Chronicle. August 27, 1953: 2. transcription

Northampton, Massachusetts
"Hunt for Missing Smith Honor Student Who Left on 'Long Hike' Fruitless." Daily Hampshire Gazette. August 25, 1953: 1, 16. transcription

"Carry on Search for Plath Girl." Daily Hampshire Gazette. August 26, 1953: 1, 3. transcription

"Condition Good of Smith Senior Who Took Pills." Daily Hampshire Gazette. August 27, 1953: 3. transcription

Orlando, Florida
"Hound Joins Funt for Girl." The Orlando Sentinel. August 26, 1953: 16. transcription

"Co-Ed Found." The Orlando Sentinel. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Panama City, Florida
"Police Search for Missing Girl." Panama City News. August 29, 1953: 2. transcription

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Hunted by Posse, Girl Lies in Coma." Philadelphia Inquirer. August 27, 1953: 6. transcription

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Missing." The Pittsburgh Press. August 26: 1953: 4. transcription

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
"Smith Senior is Found and Taken to Hospital." The Berkshire Evening Eagle. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

Portland, Maine
"Missing Smith Senior Found Under Porch." Portland Press Herald. August 27, 1953: 7. transcription

Poughkeepsie, New York
"Missing Student Found in Cellar." Poughkeepsie Journal. August 26: 1953: 28. transcription

Providence, Rhode Island
"Missing Girl Sought." The Providence Journal. August 26, 1953: 3. transcription

"Missing Girl Found." The Providence Journal. August 27, 1953: 16. transcription

Quincy, Massachusetts
"Fears Increase for Safety of Missing Wellesley Student." Quincy Patriot Ledger. August 26, 1953: 25. transcription

"Missing Wellesley Girl Found Alive in Cellar of Home." Quincy Patriot Ledger. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

Schenectady, New York
"Step Up Hunt for Missing Smith Student." Schenectady Gazette. August 26, 1953: 5. transcription

"Missing Co-ed Found Alive Under Porch." Schenectady Gazette. August 27, 1953: 13. transcription

"2nd Wellesley College Girl Disappears." Schenectady Gazette. August 29, 1953: 9. transcription

Shamokin, Pennsylvania
"Home All Along." Shamokin News-Dispatch. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Shreveport, Louisiana
"Missing Girl Found Asleep in Mass. Home." The Times. August 27, 1953: 9. transcription

Southbridge, Massachusetts
"Top-Ranking College Senior Still Missing." Southbridge Evening News. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"Bulletin." Southbridge Evening News. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"College Student in Good Condition." Southbridge Evening News. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Spartanburg, South Carolina
"Missing Girl Found Under Porch." The Spartanburg Herald. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield Daily News
"Missing Smith Student Is Object of Statewide Hunt." Springfield Daily News. August 25, 1953: 1, 9. transcription

"Missing Smith Student Is Object of Statewide Hunt." Springfield Daily News. 5 o'clock Late News Edition. August 25, 1953: 1, 9. transcription

"Missing Smith Student Is Object of Statewide Hunt." Springfield Daily News. 5 o'clock Final Stock Quotations Edition. August 25, 1953: 1, 9. transcription

"Sylvia Plath Located Alive in Wellesley." Springfield Daily News. 5 o'clock Late News Edition. August 26, 1953: 1, 6. transcription

"Sylvia Plath Located Alive in Wellesley." Springfield Daily News. 5 o'clock Final Stock Quotations Edition. August 26, 1953: 1, 6. transcription

"Pretty Girl Missing from North Shore." Springfield Daily News. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

"Pretty Girl Missing from North Shore." Springfield Daily News. 5 o'clock Late News Edition. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

"Pretty Girl Missing from North Shore." Springfield Daily News. 5 o'clock Final Stock Quotations Edition. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Springfield Union
"Student at Smith Reported Missing." Springfield Union. August 25, 1953: 27. transcription

"Find No Clues in Search for Smith Senior." Springfield Union. August 26, 1953: 1, 10. transcription

"Find No Clues in Search for Smith Senior." Springfield Union. West Edition. August 26, 1953: 1, 10. transcription

"Found at Home, Smith Senior in 'Fair' Condition." Springfield Union. August 27, 1953: 1, 6. transcription

"Found at Home, Smith Senior in 'Fair' Condition." Springfield Union. West Edition. August 27, 1953: 1, 6. transcription

Syracuse, New York
"Girl, Honor Studen in College, Missing." The Post-Standard. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Find Missing Girl Safe Under Porch." The Post-Standard. August 27, 1953: 3. transcription

Tampa, Florida
The Tampa Times
"Missing." The Tampa Times. August 27, 1953: 16. transcription

The Tampa Tribune
"Missing College Girl Found Under Porch Of Her Home." The Tampa Tribune. August 27, 1953: 6. transcription

Taunton, Massachusetts
"Smith Student Listed Missing." Taunton Daily Gazette. August 25, 1953: 18. transcription

"Hunt Continues for Smith Girl." Taunton Daily Gazette. August 26, 1953: 2. transcription

"Smith Girl Recovering." Taunton Daily Gazette. August 27, 1953: 26. transcription

"Home All Along." Taunton Daily Gazette. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

"College Blonde Listing Missing." Taunton Daily Gazette. August 29, 1953: 6. transcription

Troy, New York
"Smith College Senior Missing." The Times Record (Troy, N.Y.). August 26, 1953: 21. transcription

"Missing Smith Senior Found." The Times Record (Troy, N.Y.). August 27, 1953: 15. transcription

Utica, New York
"Co-ed Recovers from Overdose." Utica Daily Press. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Waltham, Massachusetts
"Wellesley Girl Found in Her Home." The News Tribune. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Wellesley Girl Found in Her Home." The News Tribune. Newton Edition. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Girls' Condition 'Good' Following Overdose of Pills." The News Tribune. August 27, 1953: 2. transcription

"Girls' Condition 'Good' Following Overdose of Pills." The News Tribune. Newton Edition. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

"Wellesley Girl Lost on Bicycle Trip." The News Tribune. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

"Wellesley Girl Lost on Bicycle Trip." The News Tribune. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Washington, D.C.
"Missing College Girl, 20, Hunted in Massachusetts." Washington Evening Star. August 26, 1953: A-5. transcription

"Missing College Girl, 20, Found Under Home Porch." Washington Evening Star. August 27, 1953: A-2. transcription

Wellesley, Massachusetts
"Sylvia Plath Found in Good Condition." The Townsman. August 27, 1953: 1. transcription

West Palm Beach, Florida
"Search Ordered for Missing Girl." The Palm Beach Post. August 29, 1953: 4. transcription

Wilmington, Delaware
"Missing Student Found In Cellar of Her Home." The News Journal. August 26: 1953: 1. transcription

Woburn, Massachusetts
"Late News." Woburn Daily Times. August 25, 1953: 1. transcription

"Late News." Woburn Daily Times. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

Worcester, Massachusetts
The Evening Gazette
"Police Seek Missing Smith College Girl." The Evening Gazette. Final Edition. August 25, 1953: 32. transcription

"Continue Search for Smith Senior." The Evening Gazette. State Edition. August 26, 1953: 21. transcription

"Continue Search for Smith Senior." The Evening Gazette. Latest Edition. August 26, 1953: 8. transcription

"College Girl Found in Cellar of Home." The Evening Gazette. Final Edition. August 26, 1953: 8. transcription

"Hunted Smith Student Slept in Home Cellar." The Evening Gazette. Latest Edition. August 27, 1953: 32. transcription

"Hunted Smith Student Slept in Home Cellar." The Evening Gazette. Final Edition. August 27, 1953: 32. transcription

"Wellesley Blonde Reported Missing." The Evening Gazette. Latest Edition. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

"Wellesley Blonde Reported Missing." The Evening Gazette. Final Edition. August 28, 1953: 1. transcription

Worcester Telegram
"Missing Girl Hunted at Wellesley." The Worcester Telegram. County Edition. August 26, 1953: 1. transcription

"Missing Girl Hunted at Wellesley." The Worcester Telegram. Latest Edition. August 26, 1953: 13. transcription

"Smith College Girl Found Unharmed." The Worcester Telegram. County Edition. August 27: 1953: 1, 14. transcription

"Smith College Girl Found Unharmed." The Worcester Telegram. Latest Edition. August 27: 1953: 1, 14. transcription

Zanesville, Ohio
"Missing Girl Found In Cellar." The Times Recorder. August 27: 1953: 1. transcription