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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: World War I pamphlets collection
    Collection number: 0039
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.4 Linear feet 9 boxes
    Date: circa 1912-1917
    Abstract: World War I pamphlets, mostly British or American, on military strategy, diplomacy, occupied countries, the home front, economic effects of the war, atrocities, the "clean peace," religion and the war, the navy, war crimes, censorship, speeches by leaders such as H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Arthur Balfour and some items unrelated to the war.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], World War I pamphlets collection, Collection no. 0039, 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 pamphlets written during and after the First World War. These pamphlets were published in many of the participating nations, mainly Great Britain. They include information about different aspects of World War I, such as the role of the navies, United States involvement, and diplomacy. Some are works of propaganda. Others are transcripts of speeches by prominent political and military leaders such as H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Arthur Balfour. While most are in English, several are in French, and a few are in German and Spanish. Some in English are translations of works originally written in other languages. Some pamphlets include information not related to the war.


    The pamphlets are arranged by topic.

    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

    Asquith, H. H., (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928 -- Oratory
    Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930 -- Oratory
    Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945 -- Oratory
    War crimes--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Belgium--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Censorship--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Diplomatic history--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects--England--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects--Germany--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--England--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Germany--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Religious life--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--United States--Archival resources