War Ephemera Collection

Debra Roussopoulos
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064

Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: War Ephemera Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.230
Physical Description: 6 Linear Feet 3 boxes; 10 map folders
Date (inclusive): circa 1904-1973
Language of Material: English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Please contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.

Preferred Citation

War Ephemera Collection. MS 230. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains war posters and pamphlets from the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, and World War II. Also included are WPA travel posters, a World War I scrapbook, World War I postcards, a POW-MIA flag, and other ephemera.


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