Newspaper pieces are an interesting area to collect, but also difficult - due to the rarity of surviving pieces, and the fragility of those that do survive. These need handling with care!
The Philadelphia North American newspaper has several ties to the Oz series. The biggest is the Queer Visitors from the Land of Oz comic page which was published and syndicated by the paper. This was written by L. Frank Baum, and drawn by Walt McDougall, one of the earliest comic page artists.
John R. Neill worked for the paper at various times, and his artwork appears for a variety of stories/articles, including a serialized version of L. Frank Baum's Fate of a Crown. Most notable is the Sunday comic The Little Journeys of Nip & Tuck, written by W. R. Bradford.
In 1909/10, when the North American was running the Little Journeys comic page, another person was working at the paper. Lawrence Semon provided a series of illustrated articles explaining magician's tricks, and also created a paper toy on the Sunday comic page for children to cut out and assemble. In 1925, as Larry Semon, he would play the Scarecrow and star in the silent film of The Wizard of Oz.