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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The War Memorabilia Collection
    Dates: ca 1771-1945
    Collection Number: SC.64
    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


    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

    Russo – Japanese War, 1904 – 1905
    Spanish – American War, 1898
    United States – History – Civil War, 1861 - 1865
    United States – History – Revolution, 1775 - 1783
    World War, 1914 - 1918
    World War, 1939 – 1945

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