New Descriptions of World War I Collections Available Online

Thursday, December 18, 2014
World War I Pictorial Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives

Finding aids for the collections listed below are now available through the Online Archive of California.


Joseph Breckinridge Bayne Papers

The papers of this American physician and surgeon with the Romanian Red Cross from 1916 to 1918 contain materials and photographs relating to military and civilian hospitals in Romania during World War I.

Maximillian Boll Papers

The papers include documents and photographs corresponding to Boll’s service as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the war.

Percy Brown Papers

Percy Brown was a journalist who photographed scenes of World War I from the front lines on the Western front. Brown's papers include information on the Ruhleben prison camp in Germany where Brown was a prisoner of war for three years, and first-hand accounts of the rescue of the icebound Soviet ship Solovei in 1920.

Great Britain. Foreign Office. Wellington House Publications

This collection contains books and pamphlets published from 1914 to 1918 on British participation in World War I.

Lincoln Hutchinson Papers

The papers of this American Relief Administration worker relate to American Relief Administration activities, food conditions in Germany following World War I, and technical assistance provided by American engineers in the Soviet Union.

F. Margurite Jacobs-Pauwels Papers

These papers provide a record of the life and career of a Belgian woman active in public service and charitable work in her native country over a period of 50 years. These activities included caring for orphaned children and wounded soldiers during and after World War I, and heading a campaign after World War II for the recognition of Belgian army veterans and resistance fighters.

Bertha June Richardson Lucas Papers

This collection consists of correspondence, writings, and notes relating to relief work in World War I and politics and international relations in the 1930s. Also included in the collection are numerous pamphlets, newspapers, and clippings from various countries, dating from the 1930s.

Josephine Naas Papers

The collection contains memoirs and miscellanea related to the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) work with the American Expeditionary Forces in France at the end of World War I.

Scott Hurtt Paradise Papers

A member of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the Paradise papers include writings, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to relief activities and conditions in Belgium during the German occupation in World War I.

Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) United States Territorial Section Miscellaneous Records

The records were created to prepare background information for the United States delegation to the Paris Peace Conference. Material relates to political and economic conditions in the Ottoman Empire and Latin America, proposals for new boundaries in Asia Minor and the creation of an independent Armenia, and boundary disputes in South America.

Louis P. Penningroth Papers

The papers of the American clergyman who served as a Young Men's Christian Association worker in Europe from 1915 to 1919 consist of material relating to Young Men's Christian Association aid to Allied prisoners of war in Austria, especially juvenile Russian prisoners; aid to repatriated Russian prisoners at the end of World War I; and the release of American and British prisoners of war in Russia.

Loring Phillips Papers

The papers of this lieutenant in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps relate to American military activities in the United States and France during World War I.

Lucien J. Rode Photographs

Rode, the official photographer for the headquarters of General John J. Pershing in Chaumont, France from 1918 to 1919, photographed scenes and activities of American troops in France during World War I.

Swarthmore College Collection

This collection consists largely of pamphlets and other printed matter, arranged by subject. The bulk of the materials relate to World War I; the Spanish Civil War; the espionage case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Martin Sobell; and issues of world peace and disarmament. The Spanish Civil War items mainly pertain to organizations in the United States and elsewhere that were engaged in fundraising and publicity efforts on behalf of the Spanish Republic.

United States Army, First Army Miscellaneous Records

The First Army was established in France in 1918 under the command of General John J. Pershing, stationed near Verdun, where it was involved in the Meuse-Argonne offensive and the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. The records contain materials relating to military conditions in France during World War I, the German railway system, and experiences of German and Allied prisoners of war.

United States Army, Third Army Miscellaneous Records

The records include an official history of the United States Third Army in France and Germany, describing November 1918 to July 1919 and summaries of Third Army intelligence reports.

United States Committee on Public Information Photographs

These photographs depict activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in the United States and France during World War I, including scenes of training, and aerial and naval operations.

Philip Sidney Van Cise Papers

These papers are comprised of letters, clippings, and miscellanea, relating to activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I.

Ralph H. Van Deman Papers

Major general in the United States Army, Van Deman served as assistant chief of staff in the American Expeditionary Forces in 1918. His papers relate to American military intelligence activities during World War I, and to the establishment of the United States Army's Military Intelligence Division.

Philip Whitwell Wilson Papers

Newspaper and periodical articles, relating primarily to British politics, mainly daily columns by P. W. Wilson in the London Daily News, 1907-1917, relating to activities of the British Parliament.