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Posters circa 1904-1943

Scope and Contents

This series contains posters from the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, World War II, and Works Progress Administration (WPA) travel posters.
Drawer D-8, Folder 1

"Kalem Presents Trooper Billy" undated

Drawer D-8, Folder 2

"We Shall Win, We Shall Die" - U.S. Government printing poster 1942

Drawer D-8, Folder 3

"Is Your Trip Necessary?" 1943

Drawer D-8, Folder 4

"For Girls Must Work That Men May Fight. Y.W.C.A.- War Work Council". Illustrator: M.B. circa 1914-1918

Drawer D-8, Folder 5

"Let This Do Your Talking - Silence means security. When a man stands ready to fight to his last drop of blood - to his last breath of life - he doesn't do much talking. He lets his weapon do that for him. And later, he doesn't talk about where he has been or when - or what he did - or saw. He knows that the safety of millions depends on his silence! - Newsmap - Army Information Branch GPO undated

Drawer D-8, Folder 9

"Have You a Red Cross Service Flag?" Illustrator: Jesse Wilcox Smith 1918

Drawer D-8, Folder 10

"Discover Puerto Rico U.S. A. - Where the Americas Meet" - New York City W.P.A. Art Project undated

Drawer D-8, Folder 4

"Subscriber 4th Liberty Loan. Honor Emblem 14-B" - U.S. Patent Office undated

Drawer D-8, Folder 10

"Discover Puerto Rico U.S. A. - For Your Vacation" - Institute of Tourism, Puerto Rico. Illustrator: Beverly Towles undated

Drawer D-10, Folder 6

"Plan News, v.1:4 Holiday Edition on Active Service, Dec. 27, 1917". Illustrator: J. William Shook 17 1917

Drawer D-10, Folder 6

"Four Approaches to Japan -- From Alaska --From China - Burma -- From Manchuria -- From the South West Pacific". Illustrator: Richard Edes Harrison 1943

Drawer D-10, Folder 6

"Back Our Girls Over There" - Y.W.C.A. United War Work Campaign. Illustrator: Clarence F. Underwood undated

Drawer D-10, Folder 6

"See America - United States Travel Bureau" - W.P.A. Arts Project, NYC. Illustrator: Alexander Dux undated

Drawer D-10, Folder 7

Chinese poster featuring Chairman Mao surrounded by children, workers, farmers undated

Drawer D-10, Folder 7

"A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia." "'Black Octopus' is a name newly given to Russia…" Author and illustrator: Kisaburo Ohara March 1904

Drawer D-10, Folder 8

"Soldiers - Sailors & Women Guests - Welcome to the Y.W.C.A. Hostess House 'A Bit of Home Within the Camps' ". Illustrator: Walter Tittle undated

Drawer D-10, Folder 8

"For Every Fighter a Woman Worker - Care for Her through the Y.W.C.A. United War Work Campaign". Illustrator: Adolph Triedler circa 1914-1919

Drawer D-10, Folder 8

"For Every Fighter A Woman Worker - Y.W.C.A. - Back our Second Line of Defense, United War Work Campaign". Illustrator: Ernest Hamlin Baker undated

Drawer D-10, Folder 8

"Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here! Golden Jubilee Syracuse University, 1870 June 10-14, 1920". Illustrator: Charles E. Bracker 1920

Drawer D-10, Folder 8

"Y.M.C.A. - A Sense of Obligation… Work for The Army." Pershing Cabled from Paris - United War Work Campaign, Nov. 11-18, 1918. Illustrator: J.J. Waugh 1918

Drawer D-10, Folder 8

"See Him Through - Help Us to Help the Boys - National Catholic War Council, Knights of Columbus" - United War Work Campaign - Week of November 11, 1918. Illustrator: Burton Rice 1918


Ephemera circa 1914-1973

Scope and Contents

This series contains brochures, booklets, clippings, pamphlets, postcards and other ephemera from World War I and World War II. Also included is a World War I scrapbook and a POW-MIA flag from the Vietnam era.
Box 1, Folder 1

Postcards, paper ephemera 1914-1945

Box 1, Folder 2

"The World War American Expediationary Forces" by an Ex-Service Man circa 1918-1920

Box 1, Folder 3

"USSR 1937 - Newspaper and Magazines in … catalogue" 1937

Box 1, Folder 4

"Pocket Hymnal for Service Men" circa 1940-1945

Box 1, Folder 5

"Aircraft Spotters Guide", no.1 1942-1943

Box 1, Folder 6

"FM21-30 War Department Basic Filed Manual: Conventional Signs, Military Symbols & Abbreviations" 1943

Box 1, Folder 7

"Quartermaster Training Service Journal", v.8:4 27 July 1925

Box 1, Folder 8

"A Thousand Days with the North Korean Reds" by Monsignor Quinlan circa 1952-1955

Box 1, Folder 9

"When We get Back Home" by Hume and Annarino 1957

Box 1, Folder 10

Newspaper clippings - WWI & WWII 1916-1919, 1939-1945

Box 1, Folder 11

Newspapers: "Fort Ord Panorama", v.11:5 17 October 1941

Box 1, Folder 12

Newspapers: "Rip Tide [Santa Cruz, CA]", v.7:15, 12:17, 12:7-8 10/10/1941 - 8/25/1944

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspapers: "San Francisco News", v.43:122 10 August 1945

Box 1, Folder 14

Newspapers: "The Service Knight", v.4:6, 4:15 - Edited & published by and for personnel of Camp John T. Knight, OaKland, CA 4/11/1945 - 8/22/1945

Box 1, Folder 15

WWI clipping scrapbook circa 1914-1919

Box 1, Folder 16

Flag: POW / MIA circa 1973

Box 2

WWII - War Insignia stamp album 1942

Box 3

WWI - Postcards and postcard books circa 1917-1919