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Collection of personal narratives, manuscripts and ephemera about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, 1917-1923
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  • Title: Collection of personal narratives, manuscripts and ephemera about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic
    Collection number: 509
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1923
    Abstract: A small collection of items relating to the 1918-19 influenza epidemic. Included are letters and diaries from 44 individuals, almost all either members of the U. S. Armed Forces or their relatives and friends, who provide a personal commentary on the disease's impact on them and their communities. A few contemporary public announcements, articles, advertisements, and other ephemera add to the record of perceptions and concerns of the time.
    Physical location: UCLA Biomedical Library, History and Special Collections for the Sciences cage manuscript

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital material you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of personal narratives, manuscripts and ephemera about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic (Collection 509) Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    A small collection of autograph letters, diaries, brochures, and a photograph album which mostly pertain to a personal view of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in the United States and the American Expeditionary Force abroad.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Personal Observations.
    • Series 2. Official Communications.
    • Series 3. Miscellanea.

    Related Material

    UCLA Biomedical Library Manuscript Collection 176: Papers of Rose Alexander Bowers, U.S. Army contract surgeon, 1918-1919  [contains daily official notices from the commanding officer of an Army Hospital dealing with influenza patients].

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Diaries.
    Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--Archives.
    Influenza, Human--Personal Narratives.
    Influenza--History--United States--Archives.
    Letters (Correspondence).
    Postcards.
    World War, 1914-1918--Health aspects.
    World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American.