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United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1918-1919
    Collection number: 078
    Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps
    Collection Size: 1 archival document box (.5 linear feet)
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: This collection consists mainly of photographs of United States Army troops and officers on the Western Front in World War I, both on the front and in the rear.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Box and Folder number, United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection, 078, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Accession number: 2005.85.

    Collection Description

    This collection consists of photographs, most of which bear the stamp of the United States Army Signal Corps, and some textual material concerning United States Army troops on the Western Front during World War I. Many also bear captions typewritten on onion skin paper, for they were part of an exhibit: who and where the exhibit was held, and when, are unknown. The exhibit, based on evidence from the captions, was probably done soon after the war. The caption of the photograph in folder 22 mentions the "News Photo Editor of the A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Force)", so the photographs may also have been used for newspapers, mostly likely military.
    Subjects include the relationship of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) with the troops, the St. Mihiel offensive of the United States Army, and United Staes Army troops in the occupation of Germany. There are also photograph of President Woodrow Wilson in Europe after the war and of General John J. Pershing, the commander of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe.
    The description of the photographs in the box and folder list is at least partly based on that provided by the caption. Photographs with captions are noted as such, as well as those bearing the mark of the United State Army Signal Corps. Some photographs bear a stamp on the verso noting that the American Expeditionary Force censor has reviewed and passed them.


    The United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection is arranged by individual photograph or document in eighty-two folders, in one archival document box.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    United States. Army. Signal Corps
    World War, 1914-1918
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Photography
    Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
    World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Western Front
    United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
    Young Men's Christian associations