Great War

This collection brings together materials related to World War I and the immediate aftermath. It includes letters created by, sent to, and about Americans and American participation in the conflict as well as other materials from other fronts and belligerents. This collection includes: letters, drawings, photographs, artwork, scrapbooks, and postcards. See also: Joseph McGarrity Collection for additional Great War materials.

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This World War I German album contains with photo-postcards and postcards sent from various campaigns in Belgium and France. Postcards are mostly from the Infantry Regiment 75 of the 17th Reserve Division Feldpost. All the cards are written by the same person and addressed to Frida Heilshorn from Harzburgerstr No:13, Bremen. All dated between 1915 and 1916. Album dated on front pastedown, 1915. Most postcards are postally used.   The empty album is included as a unique digital item.
 
This collect brings together single or small numbers of issues published in the Great War.  Noteworthy for the size and placement of headline text, these issues demonstrate how popular conceptions of the war were shaped.
"With The Ulster Division in France : a Story of the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), From Bordon to Thiepval."
 
A reading of the memoir by Captain Arthur P. I. Samuels of the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, covering the period ranging from the embarkment of the battalion from England for the north of France in October of 1915, to July 1, 1916, the date of the First Day on the Somme.
Scrapbook of Captain Francis Bolton Elwell from 71 College Street, New Haven CT USA. Covers his service in World War 1 November 27,1917 to June 20,1919. Numerous intact diplomas and orders; leave statements; American Express statements; intelligence reports about the enemy being active during the day and the Americans observing bottles of Cognac; photographs; play bills; telegrams; tickets; newspaper clippings.
Includes issues from Leslie's weekly.  Coverage for issues from WWI (1917-1918).  Digitization status: ongoing.
A collection of 107 photographs and 3 postcards, mostly taken by Walter Timothy, Jr., an African-American sailor from Philadelphia. The vast majority of the images are shipboard or related, while a few are (mostly older) images of the Timothy family. Service records indicate that Walter Timothy, Jr. enlisted in the Navy in 1911 and served throughout the duration of World War I on convoy ships and escorts. The vast majority of the naval images represented here (and likely all of them) were taken during World War I.