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World War I and World War II periodicals and ephemera collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0367

Scope and Contents

This collection includes pamphlets, booklets, posters, periodicals, and literature regarding the United States involvement and sentiments of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Collection consists primarily of WWII materials with a small number of items related to WWI and a significant portion of Vietnam War materials.

Among the WWII materials, many originate from the organization Committee to Defend America (1940-1942). Also represented are newsletters from Japanese American incarceration camps from the Topaz, UT, Gila River, AZ, Tule Lake,CA, and Heart Mountain, WY sites. Notably from the Heart Mountain Sentinel periodicals is a comic strip created by artist and former Hollywood animator, Bennie Nobori. The satirical cartoon features the adventures of Zootsuo, a young boy at an incarceration camp.

Dates

  • 1914-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. 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.

Biographical / Historical

The materials in this collection are from the University of Southern California’s former Von KleidSmid Library for International & Public Affairs, whose archival materials have since been transferred to Special Collections.

Extent

10.125 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

French

Hebrew

Japanese

Russian

Abstract

This collection includes pamphlets, booklets, posters, periodicals, and literature regarding the United States involvement and sentiments of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.

Processing Information

Collection is partially processed.

Title
Finding Aid for the World War I and World War II ephemera collection
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States