The War Memorabilia Collection

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California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
800 N State College Blvd.
3rd Floor, Library South, PLS-352
Fullerton, California 92834-4150
(657) 278-3444
http://www.library.fullerton.edu/
2016


Descriptive Summary

Title: The War Memorabilia Collection
Dates: ca 1771-1945
Collection Number: SC.64
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 11 Document boxes
Repository: California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
Fullerton, California 92834-4150
Abstract: The War Memorabilia Collection focuses on United States wars from The American Revolution through World War II.
Language of Material: English

Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

The War Memorabilia Collection. California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections

Scope and Content of Collection

The War Memorabilia Collection provides a wide scope of the major wars that involved the United States Military up to World War II. Included are records pertaining to the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Civil War (1861-1865), Spanish-American War (1898), Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), World War I (1914-1918), and World War II (1941-1945). Particularly significant items include World War II 16 mm newsreels films for selling U.S. war bonds; 15 World War II scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; Don C. Eckels' World War I memorabilia pertaining to American Expeditionary Forces servicemen in France from 1918-1919; the Durkee and Blackdon family letters covering military and personal family matters from 1771-1802 and 1862-1893, which were donated by Miss Florence Durkee of Brea, California in 1973.

Indexing Terms

World War II
World War I
American Expeditionary Forces
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

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