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Finding Aid for the Collection of personal narratives, manuscripts and ephemera about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic,1917-1923
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of personal narratives, manuscripts and ephemera about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1923
    Collection number: 509
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: A small collection of items relating to the 1918-19 influenza epidemic. Included are letters and diaries from 44 individuals, almost all either members of the U. S. Armed Forces or their relatives and friends, who provide a personal commentary on the disease's impact on them and their communities. A few contemporary public announcements, articles, advertisements, and other ephemera add to the record of perceptions and concerns of the time.
    Physical location: UCLA Biomedical Library, History and Special Collections for the Sciences cage manuscript
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of personal narratives, manuscripts and ephemera about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, 509, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    A small collection of autograph letters, diaries, brochures, and a photograph album which mostly pertain to a personal view of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in the United States and the American Expeditionary Force abroad.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Personal Observations.
    • Series 2. Official Communications.
    • Series 3. Miscellanea.

    Related Material

    UCLA Biomedical Library Manuscript Collection #176: Papers of Rose Alexander Bowers, U.S. Army contract surgeon, 1918-1919 [contains daily official notices from the commanding officer of an Army Hospital dealing with influenza patients].

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Influenza -- History -- United States -- Archival resources
    Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Archival resources
    Influenza, Human -- Personal Narratives
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Health aspects
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American

    Genres and Forms

    Diaries
    Letters (Correspondence)
    Postcards