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World War I pamphlets collection

Identifier: 0039

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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.


  • Creation: circa 1912-1917

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.


3.4 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials



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.


The pamphlets are arranged by topic.

Finding aid for the World War I pamphlets collection
Natalie Camacho
2013 April
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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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