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Finding aid for the World War I ephemera from Germany

Finding aid prepared by Natalie Camacho, 2014 January

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Title
World War I ephemera
Collection no.
0123
Date
circa 1918
Extent
2.42 Linear feet, 3 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Miscellaneous household packages and containers from Germany, ca. 1918; cloth samples; emergency German coinage from the end of the war.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], World War I ephemera, Collection no. 0123, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of household German materials used during and after World War I. It includes edible items, such as powdered eggs and tea. There are items meant to aid in the repairs of household items, such as buttons and boot soles. The collection contains some pins from the interwar years, including a pin made for the November 12, 1933 elections that reads "Ja," the Nazi Party slogan (Box 2). There are collections of cigarette cards and American magazine covers. The Independent was a magazine based in New York City. It ran from 1848 to 1928. It absorbed Harper's Weekly in 1916. The Literary Digest was a magazine based in New York City that ran from 1890 to 1938. The collection also contains German paper currency and coins.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2014 January
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Ephemera

Subject(s)

  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Germany
  • World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--Germany--Archival resources
  • World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--United States--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Magazine Covers: The Independent 

Box Folder

 The Builders 1919 February 15 

1 1

 Countryside Building Number 1919 March 1 

1 2

 A Couple o' Heroes 1919 March 22 

1 3

 First Aid to the Allies 1917 June 23 

1 4

 The Future of American Shipping 1918 December 14 

1 5

 General Pershing 1918 November 30 

1 6

 In the Fields of France 1919 April 12 

1 7

 January 1917 1917 January 22 

1 8

 Keeping Women on the Payroll 1919 January 11 

1 9

 Lest They Perish 1919 February 8 

1 10

 The Magic of the Printed Word 1919 March 8 

1 11

 Mascot of this Man's Army 1919 February 22 

1 12

 A Red Cross Service Flag in Every Home 1918 December 21 

1 13

 Sergeant Berry Studies French 1919 March 29 

1 14

 Sure! We'll Finish the Job 1919 April 19 

1 15

 The War Comes to an End 1918 November 23 

1 16

 Welcome Home! 1919 January 4 

1 17

 Why We Need a Great Navy 1919 January 25 

1 18

 Why We Need the League of Nations 1919 March 22 

1 19

 The World's Our Counter 1919 April 26 

1 20

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Series 2:  Magazine Covers: The Literary Digest 

Box Folder

 Admiral William S. Sims 1919 March 29 

1 21

 American Relief in Suffering France and Belgium 1919 February 15 

1 22

 Attacking an Armored Train 1918 February 2 

1 23

 The Biggest Man in Town 1919 January 25 

1 24

 A Camouflaged Road 1918 November 30 

1 25

 Charging Behind a Curtain of Fire 1918 March 2 

1 26

 The Christmas Box 1917 December 22 

1 27

 Clearing the Woods 1918 November 16 

1 28

 Coast Patrol 1918 November 23 

1 29

 Coming Home 1918 December 28 

1 30

 The Cossack 1918 October 19 

1 31

 The Dispatch Bearer 1917 November 3 

1 32

 Distinguishing Marks of the U.S. Army 1917 October 6 

1 33

 Distinguishing Marks of the U.S. Navy 1917 October 13 

1 34

 Gathering Souvenirs 1918 December 21 

1 35

 The Girl He Left Behind 1919 January 18 

1 36

 How He Won the Medal 1919 March 22 

1 37

 King Albert of Belgium 1919 February 1 

1 38

 The New Allied Merchant Flag 1919 April 5 

1 39

 News for the Light-Ship 1919 May 3 

1 40

 News of His Homecoming 1919 January 11 

1 41

 Rebuilding Europe 1919 March 15 

1 42

 Shipping News 1919 March 8 

1 43

 The Signal Corps in Action 1918 January 26 

1 44

 Transporting Artillery Mules in the Alps 1918 December 7 

1 45

 U.S. Army Supplies in France 1918 March 30 

1 46

 U.S. Marines Charging Enemy Gun Nests 1918 October 26 

1 47

 Veterans 1919 May 24 

1 48

 Vive la France! 1919 January 4 

1 49

 Winter Sports on the Rhine 1919 February 22 

1 50

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Series 3:  Food 

Box

 Food Flavoring, Spices, and Sauces 

2

 Powdered Food (1) 

2

 Powdered Food (2) 

2

 Tea 

2

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Series 4:  Household Equipment and Materials 

Box

 Board Games 

2

 Button Fastening Kit 

2
Box Folder

 Button Fastening Kit Instructions 1918 

1 51
Box

 Button Fastenings 

2

 Buttons 

2

 Cockades of the Republic 1918 

2

 Deutsche Kernworte 

2

 Flammentaler 

2

 Glass Bottles 

2

 Laundry-Starch Substitute 

2

 Metal 

3

 Paper Rope 

2

 Pins 

2

 Shoelaces 

2

 Soap Bars 

2

 Steel Sole Plates 

2

 Sterilin-Sauger 

2

 Toothbrush 

2

 Wooden Comb 

2

 Wooden Figures 

2

 Grocery Card Holder 

3

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Series 5:  Cigarette Cards 

Box

 Cigarette Cards 

2

 Cigarette Cards--Player's Cigarettes 

2

 Cigarette Cards--Salmon and Gluckstein's Cigarettes 

2

 Cigarette Cards--Series of Recruitment Posters 

2

 Cigarette Cards--Will's Cigarettes 

2

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Series 6:  First Aid and Medicine 

Box

 Bandage 

2

 Menthol Dragees 

2

 Novatophan K Case 

2

 Sublimaat Gaas 

2

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Series 7:  Fabric Samples 

Box

 Fabric Samples (1) 

3

 Fabric Samples (2) 

3

 Fabric Samples (3) 

3

 Fabric Samples, Hamburger: Caeper & Drells 

3

 Fabric Samples, Deutsche Papiergarn Gesellschaft 

3

 Fabric Samples, Max Borchardt, Matratzen-Werke, Stettin 

3

 Fabric Samples, Kunstleder-Granitol 

3

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Series 8:  Flags 

Box

 German Emperor's Standard featuring Kaiser Wilhelm II 

3

 Ottoman Flag 

3

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Series 9:  Currency 

Box

 Coins 

2

 German Paper Currency 

2

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Series 10:  Written Materials 

Box

 Card--Donation for Displaced Germans Abroad 

2

 Card promoting German Beer 

2

 Garbaty--Specialty Brands 

2

 German Payment Instruction Cards 

2

 Note 

2

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