Finding Aid for the Collection of Material About World War I, 1914-1933 LSC.0501

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Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
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Online finding aid last updated 2017 September 6.

Title: Collection of Material About World War I
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0501
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet 3 boxes. 5 oversize boxes.
Date: 1914-1933
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Material About World War I (Collection 501). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of miscellaneous books, pamphlets, newspapers, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, and ephemera relating to American and European civil and military participation in World War I. Includes California War Bulletin, American Legion Weekly, J'ai vu, Mehun News, L'echo des Guitonnes, and London Times History of the War. Also includes a complete file of The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper of the American expeditionary forces, printed in France from February 8, 1918 to June 13, 1919. Posters from this collection are in Poster Collection 95.
Portions of this collection are in French, German and Italian.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Books.
  2. Pamphlets.
  3. Ephemera, photographs, maps.
  4. Newspapers and weeklies.
  5. Scrapbooks.
  6. The First World War: a Photographic History, ed. by Laurence Stallings
  7. San Francisco newspapers and clippings about the end of the war.

Items Removed from Collection

  • Posters from this collection are in Poster Collection (Collection 95). Department of Special Collections.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Paris (France).
World War, 1914-1918.



Box 1-2


General Physical Description note: 32 items.


Box 3, Folder 1


Box 3, Folder 2


Box 3, Folder 3

British Empire.

Box 3, Folder 4

Russian, Slaves.

Box 3, Folder 5


Box 3, Folder 6


Box 3, Folder 7


Box 3, Folder 8



Ephemera, Photographs, Maps

Box 4, Folder 1


Box 4, Folder 2


Box 4, Folder 3

Ephemera: American, French.

Box 4, Folder 4

Ephemera: German. Currency, postcards.

Box 4, Folder 5

Ephemera: German. Political propaganda.

Box 4, Folder 6

Patriotic propaganda.

Box 4, Folder 7


Box 4, Folder 8


Box 4, Folder 9

Pamphlets: army personnel materials.

Box 4, Folder 10

Personnel Weekly.

Box 4, Folder 11

Home front materials: Liberty Loan, Red Cross.

Box 4, Folder 12

State Councils of National Defense.

Box 4, Folder 13

Four-minute men talks. Committee on Public Information.


Newspapers and Weeklies

Box 5, Folder 1-8

Newspapers: 1911, 1915, 1919.

Box 5, Folder 9

California War Bulletin.

Box 5, Folder 10

American Legion Weekly.

Box 5, Folder 11

J'ai Vu.

Box 5, Folder 12

Time Magazine background of the war.

Box 5, Folder 13

War record of the Chicago Tribune.

Box 5, Folder 14

Mehun News.

Box 5, Folder 15

L'echo des Guitonnes.

Box 5, Folder 16

London Times History of the War.

Box 5, Folder 17

Miscellaneous weeklies.



Box 6, Folder 1

Le Diable au Cor.

Box 6, Folder 2

Bulletin des Armies de la Republique.

Box 6, Folder 3

Miscellaneous French newspapers.

Box 6, Folder 4

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

Box 6, Folder 5

The Hohenzollerns Through German Eye.



Box 7

1. Dokumente aus grosser ziet.

Box 7

2. World's peace book.

Box 7

3. The Stars & Stripes; a complete file. February 8, 1918-June 13, 1919.

Box 8

The First World War. A Photographic History. Edited by Laurence Stallings. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1933.

Box 9

San Francisco newspapers and clippings about the end of the war.

Box 10

Mounted poster of poem by William B. Levis called On to Berlin. Dedicated to the Allied Forces by an American. Paris, April, 1918.

General Physical Description note: 22 7/8 × 37.

Scope and Contents note

The poster is signed by Major General John J. Pershing, Major General James W. McAndrew, Marshal Foch, Marshal Joffre, and David Lloyd George.