Guide to the Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection

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2010-11-23
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Guide to the Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection 1914/1920

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection
Dates: 1914-1920
Identification: MS-0120
Creator: Graves, Olin
Physical Description: 1.00 linear ft
Language of Materials: English French German
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Olin Graves was a veteran of World War I, where he collected the artifacts in this collection.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Artifacts

Topical Term:

World War, 1914-1918.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

These materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection consists of miscellaneous artifacts including but not limited to belt buckles, buttons, pins, matchboxes, cigarette lighters, and ammunition from the German, British, American, and French armed forces during World War I.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1

37mm round converted to match case

Box 1

37mm round converted to match case

Box 1

Bolt from German Mauser Rifle

Box 1

15" Length of rope with loop on end

Box 2

German buckle with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereon

Box 2

German buckle with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereon

Box 2

German buckle with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereon

Box 2

Cigarette lighter with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereon

Box 2

Cigarette lighter with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereon

Box 2

German wound badge

Box 2

Metal match box with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereon

Box 2

8mm rifle round, bullet and cartridge complete

Box 2

Mounted souvenir shell

Box 3

German bayonet for Mauser Rifle

Box 3

Royal Engineers clip

Box 3

5/8" U.S. Army buttons (shirt)

Box 3

1 1/8" U.S. Army Coat buttons (great coat)

Box 3

7/8" U.S. Army coat buttons (tunic)

Box 3

U.S. Army collar (button) with U.S. engraved

Box 3

U.S. Army Engineer collar (buttons) with bursting bomb

Box 3

U.S. Army Engineer cap pin with bursting bomb

Box 3

Equipment buckles

Box 3

Medals from Verdun Campaign ribbons

Box 3

German Army coat button