World War I

Centennial Selections from University of South Carolina Libraries

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U.S. Food Administration Food Conservation Notes

The U.S. Food Administration was established by Executive Order 2679-A (August 10, 1917). President Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover as its administrator. Hoover realized that conservation was the only way to quickly increase food stocks…

 

Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections

Alan Seeger, Le Poète de la Légion Étrangère

Alan Seeger, le poète de la Légion étrangère. Ses lettres et poèms, ecrits durant la guerre réunis par son père et traduits par Odette Raimondi-Matheron.

Delbert Claire Brandt Collection

This collection contains 32 letters and postcards to and from Delbert Claire Brandt (Claire Brandt), who served with the 1st Cavalry in World War I, was wounded, and died on November 16, 1918.

Isaac Rosenberg: Early Poetry and Related Documents from the Joseph Cohen Collection of World War I Literature

Isaac Rosenberg, recognized as the first significant Jewish poet in English literature, was one of the major poets whose life was cut short by the Great War, and the only one who served in the ranks. He died on the Somme in 1918 at the age of 27.

Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection: Postcards

Postcards were a popular and inexpensive means of keeping in touch during the Great War. In addition, they boosted morale, encouraged patriotism, and served as an important propaganda tool.

Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection: Posters

The posters in this digital collection represent only one small part of the Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina. The Collection was established in 1997 by Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli in memory of Joseph M. Bruccoli, Matthew J. Bruccoli’s father, who fought in the first World War.

Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection: Sheet Music

The Joseph M. Bruccoli Collection includes over a thousand pieces of sheet music from the First World War.

 

World War I Letters of Samuel Bloom

Samuel Bloom (1895-1976), a first-generation Ukrainian immigrant and recent City College graduate, served as private first class and signaler with Company L, 325th Infantry Battalion, US Army, from October 1917 till July 1919.

Selections from IRVIN DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

This collection contains World War 1 selections from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Topical Sketches by Douglas G. Ward

This World War I soldier’s sketchbook is the mark of Cpl. Douglas G. Ward, an otherwise unknown British soldier-artist.

 

McKissick Museum

The Great War in the Capital City: Reflections on World War, 100 Years Later

Objects from McKissick Museum’s permanent collection focused on the ethics, culture, and effects of World War I, encouraging audiences to think about how views of art, propaganda, and service rewards from the war have changed over time.

 

Moving image research center

A small collection of 1918 war bond rally films from the United States Marine Corps film collection. September 21, 1918; October 12, 2018; and October 16, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Caroliniana Library

Garnet & Black Yearbooks, 1899-1994

University of South Carolina’s Garnet and Black Yearbooks from 1899 to 1994, all available and keyword searchable.

 

George William Walker papers, 1913-1934

Letters and photographs from Charleston-native George William Walker (b. 1894) who served as a lieutenant in the 52nd Infantry Regiment, World War I.

 

John Hodge Bollin Papers

Letters, postcards, and photographs from Columbia native John Hodge Bollin, Jr. (1894-1950), a member of Company M, 323rd Infantry, 81st Division and served during World War I.

 

Millage J. Gomillion papers

Millage J. Gomillion served in World War I as a corporal in Co. I, 371st Infantry. The 371st Infantry Regiment was comprised of African American soldiers, and formed at Camp Jackson on 31 August 1917.

WWI Newspapers

This collection of newspapers can be searched by year and covers the war, from 1914-1918.

 

Selections from South Caroliniana Library

This collection contains World War 1 selections from South Caroliniana Library.

 

South Carolina Postcards

This digital collection features postcards from across the State of South Carolina. Browse this collection by county, or keyword search collection metadata using the search box. 10 counties are currently available, and more counties will continue to be added in the future. The originals are housed at South Caroliniana Library.

University of South Carolina Buildings & Grounds

The University of South Carolina was originally established as the South Carolina College in 1801.

 

William Couper Diary, 1917–1953

Diary of William Couper (1884–1964), a native of Norfolk, Virginia, who served as Construction Officer at Camp Jackson (now Fort Jackson) in Columbia, South Carolina.

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