World War I pamphlets collection Edit


Finding Aid Author
Natalie Camacho
Finding Aid Date
2013 April
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


  • circa 1912-1917 (Creation)


  • 5.4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    9 boxes

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  • 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.

  • Arrangement

    The pamphlets are arranged by topic.

  • 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.

  • 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.