World War I ephemera from Germany Edit


Finding Aid Author
Natalie Camacho
Finding Aid Date
2014 January
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


  • circa 1918 (Creation)


  • 2.42 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 boxes



  • Preferred Citation

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

  • Conditions Governing Access

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

  • Abstract

    Miscellaneous household packages and containers from Germany, ca. 1918; cloth samples; emergency German coinage from the end of the war.

  • 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.

  • 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.