Scope and Content
Title: Collection of personal narratives, manuscripts and ephemera about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1923
Collection number: 509
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
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
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], Collection of personal narratives, manuscripts and ephemera about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic,
509, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los
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.
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].
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Influenza -- History -- United States -- Archival resources
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Archival resources
Influenza, Human -- Personal Narratives
World War, 1914-1918 -- Health aspects
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
Genres and Forms