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  • Title: World War I ephemera
    Collection number: 0123
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.42 Linear feet 3 boxes
    Date: circa 1918
    Abstract: Miscellaneous household packages and containers from Germany, ca. 1918; cloth samples; emergency German coinage from the end of the war.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], World War I ephemera, Collection no. 0123, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of household German materials used during and after World War I. It includes edible items, such as powdered eggs and tea. There are items meant to aid in the repairs of household items, such as buttons and boot soles. The collection contains some pins from the interwar years, including a pin made for the November 12, 1933 elections that reads "Ja," the Nazi Party slogan (Box 2). There are collections of cigarette cards and American magazine covers. The Independent was a magazine based in New York City. It ran from 1848 to 1928. It absorbed Harper's Weekly in 1916. The Literary Digest was a magazine based in New York City that ran from 1890 to 1938. The collection also contains German paper currency and coins.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Germany
    World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--Germany--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--United States--Archival resources