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At a Glance
A collection of selected German, Dutch and English periodicals, newspapers and pamphlets published during and relating to World War I. Also included are approximately 150 picture postcards depicting the life of German soldiers during the War and the life of prisoners of war captured by the Germans. The majority of these cards were issued by the International Red Cross. Handwritten captions for the postcards and for other materials were written by Jeannette Unger, the donor. Also includes a selection of American, Canadian and English popular songs of the period with war or patriotic themes
1984 addition: 9 League of Nations flags.
1985 addition: Photograph album of Thomas S. Holmes with photographs of the 89th division in France during WW I and a collection of picture postcards of European views.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); World War I records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
See also: World War I Poster Collection, Hazard Collection, and Frankenhuis Collection
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ephemera: Source of acquisition--Various. Method of acquisition--Gift and transfer.
Gift of Jeannette Unger, 192- (transferred from the B Collection, 1980).
Gift of Alfred C. Berol, 1965-1966.
Gift of John Hazard, 1984.
Gift of Robert J. Holmes (via Avery Library), 1985.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Ephemera Entered in AMC 12/06/90.