Register of the World War I Subject Collection, 1914-2002

Processed by Linda Bernard; machine-readable finding aid created by James Lake
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the World War I Subject Collection, 1914-2002

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
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Processed by:
Linda Bernard
Date Revised:
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1997 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: World War I Subject Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1914-2002
Collection Number: XX739
Collection Size: 32 manuscript boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 3 oversize folders, memorabilia (18 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Leaflets, pamphlets, proclamations, clippings, propaganda, other printed matter, miscellaneous orders and other military documents, soldiers' letters, maps, memorabilia, and miscellany, relating to military operations and home front conditions in many countries, especially Germany, during World War I.
Language: In various languages.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], World War I subject collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


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Access Points

World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--Germany.
Germany--History--Revolution, 1918.

Series Description

Boxes 1-29

SUBJECT FILE, 1914-1973

Additional Note

Booklets, bulletins, cartoons, charts, citations, leaflets, letters, manuals, maps, military orders, newspaper issues, pamphlets, postcards, press releases, proclamations, reports, service records, sheet music, speeches, clippings and other printed matter, and miscellany, arranged alphabetically by country and then by subject
Box 30, map case

OVERSIZE MATERIAL, ca. 1914-1918

Scope and Content Note

Sheet music of patriotic songs map case from various Allied countries, n.d.; and American, British, French, Belgian, and German military maps, particularly of the Western Front in Europe, 1916-1918
Box 31


Scope and Content Note

Backgammon board made by a Bulgarian soldier during World War I

Container List


SUBJECT FILE, 1914-1973





Box 1-3

Clippings from American, French, German, Dutch, and Portuguese newspapers, 1914-1918.


Box 4, 26

Maps. American, British, French, Belgian, and German military maps, particularly of the Western Front in Europe, 1916-1918.


Box 28-29

Proclamations, propaganda, leaflets, pamphlets, ration cards, letters, memorabilia, and miscellany, ca. 1914-1920, relating to miscellaneous aspects of World War I, including war loans, war relief, and prisoners, in Germany, the United States, Canada, and other countries

Box 6, 26

Propaganda, leaflets, broadsides, pamphlets, and other printed matter issued by the German government, German left socialists, Allied governments, and pro-German Americans, 1914-1919

Box 5

Miscellany, 1914-1920. In English, French, Italian, and German

Box 27

Civilian relief. Booklet, 1973, containing George F. Spaulding's account of working under Herbert Hoover in the Commission for Relief in Belgium at Mariemont, Belgium, in December 1914 and January 1915 (in English); and Mireille Jottrand's account of meeting G. Spaulding in Mariemont in the summer of 1972. In French


Veterans. Reports, 1918-1919, relating to care, rehabilitation, and pensions of disabled veterans in various countries




General. Includes songs


Army. Studies, 1916-1918


Blanchard, Georges Jules. Typescript service record of General Blanchard, 1935?, relating to his military and diplomatic career. In French

Box 7

Memorials. Clippings and miscellaneous material, 1919-1950, relating to the "Bayonet Trench" monument, erected by George F. Rand in 1919 on the Verdun battlefield in France in honor of French soldiers buried alive by the collapse of a trench during the battle of Verdun in World War I. Also contains biographical information on George F. Rand


Relief organizations. Leaflets, 1914-1919. In French


Miscellany. Blueprints of "Adrian System" designs for army barracks and for dormitories, kitchens, and schools for refugees, 1915-1918. In French

Box 19





Military orders. Orders issued by various German Army units, relating to military operations on the Western front, 1917-1918. In German

Box 8-19

Pamphlets, posters, leaflets, proclamations, handbills, cartoons, clippings and other printed matter, and photographs, 1914-1920, relating to the German Army and the German home front during World War I, prisoners of war in Germany, the German revolution of 1918-1919, and the German elections of 1920. Includes an issue of the Frankfurter Zeitung, 1918 August 20, meant to be delivered to one Lieutenant Katz in the field, and playing cards portraying war leaders. In German

Box 19



Belgium and France. Copies of German proclamations, 1914-1916, with anti-German commentary written on them. In French with English translations


Lithuania, 1916-1918. In German, Lithuanian, and Polish


Civilian morale. Negative photocopies of charts, prepared by the U.S. Army, illustrating the progression of German civilian morale, 1914-1918

Box 27

Jews. Pamphlet by Abraham Wallenstein entitled "Jews and Germanism," n.d., relating to conditions for Jews in German-occupied territories

Box 19

Propaganda - Far East. Leaflets. In Chinese


Rationing. Lists of ration cards issued in Berlin, 1915-1919. In German


Great Britain


Army. Four programs of concerts given in France, 1919

Box 27

British Educational Mission. Pamphlet relating to the visit of the British Educational Mission to the United States, 1918 October-December

Box 19

Iceland. Newspaper issues and proclamations relating to war news and to conditions in Iceland, 1914-1916. In Icelandic


Norway. Bibliography of pamphlets, reports, and serials published in Norway, 1914-1919, relating to World War I






Imperial military documents. Reports, orders, and maps, relating to Russian military operations, 1915-1917

Box 26

"Stamps" (miniature posters) for victory

Box 19

Miscellany. Includes lithographs of Russian troops, a pictorial booklet on Russian wounded, photographs of an unidentified Russian officer and his family, caricatures of the belligerent powers, and Bolshevik calendars, 1916-1922


Entry into the war. Translations of editorials from Russian newspapers, 1914 July-August, relating to the outbreak of World War I and to the entry of Russia into the war

Box 21, 27

United States


General. Includes letters of American soldiers, newspaper issues, bulletins, orders, manuals, pamphlets, passport regulations, postcards, and other printed matter, 1917-1920, relating to American participation in World War I, and an article relating to activities of American Red Cross photographers

Box 27

African-Americans. Pamphlet issued by the National Security League, 1919, entitled "How The Colored Race Can Help in the Problems Issuing from the War," relating to the contribution of African-Americans to the war effort and post-war recovery in the United States


American Expeditionary Forces


General. Data books, notes on operations, rosters, rules and regulations, 1917-1919




Citation orders, 1919, awarding decorations to officers and enlisted men of the American Expeditionary Forces and of the Allied Armies


Issue of Gangplank News, the A.E.F. daily in France, 1919 June 7


Telephone directory


Belleau Wood Memorial Association. Pamphlet and brochure, 1923-1927, relating to the Belleau Wood National Monument commemorating the Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918 June-July. Includes a chronology and some facts and figures about the war

Box 21-24

California. Press releases, pamphlets, leaflets, and miscellany, 1917-1920, relating to military recruitment and conscription, institution of the income tax, Liberty Loan drives, government regulation of the economy and miscellaneous war work activities in California during World War I

Box 27

Carnegie Institute of Technology. Two booklets published by the Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1918, reproducing poems and passages of letters from soldiers who were students of the Institute


Civilian relief. Speeches by Louis Barthou and Gabriel Hanotaux, and report by Gabriel Louis Jaray, 1917, relating to the exhibit on American donations put on by the Comite France-Amerique


Hoover Overseas and War Service Organizations. Membership directory and related printed miscellany, 1929-1930


OVERSIZE MATERIAL, ca. 1914-1918

Map-case Map case

Maps. American, British, French, Belgian, and German military maps, particularly of the Western Front in Europe, 1916-1918

Box 25





Cartoons from mainly American newspapers


Clippings from American, French, German, Dutch, and Portuguese newspapers


United States Army IV Corps G-2 Section

Box 30

Sheet music of patriotic songs from France, the United States, and other Allied countries



Box 31

Backgammon board made by a Bulgarian soldier during World War I