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World War I Collection, 1909-2005

By Trent Shotwell

Collection Overview

Title: World War I Collection, 1909-2005

Predominant Dates:1917-1919

Extent: 71.0 Items

Arrangement: The items in the World War I Collection are arranged for display in case 31 in the Thomason Room.

Languages: English [eng], French [fre]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The World War I Collection (1909-2005; 71 items) consists of materials and ephemera on display relating to Texas and the United States during World War I.  The items in the World War I collection include soldier sketches by John W. Thomason, photographs and certificates owned by Walker County residents, United States bonds, recruitment advertisements and souvenir postcards.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: World War I Collection. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


Box and Folder Listing

Item 1: The Saturday Evening Post, 1918 August 31Add to your cart.
Illustrated Weekly Magazine featuring: George Pattullo, Ring W. Lardner, Wallace Irwin, Irvin S. Cobb, May Edginton, and Grace Ellery Channing.  Sketch of a Nurse on cover
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 2: Roster Company "I" Fifth Texas Infantry, October 1917Add to your cart.
25"x19" Black and white poster.
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 3: Bolie M. Oliphant death in the line of duty certificate (American), circa 1917Add to your cart.
21"x18" Black and white poster. Woodrow Wilson signature on bottom
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 4: Liberty Bonds Advertisement, 1918 September 29Add to your cart.
10"x8.5" Red ink art supplement from the Galveston Daily News
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 5: Bolie M. Oliphant death in the line of duty certificate (French), 1914-1919Add to your cart.
20"x13.5" Black and white poster.
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 6: Uncle Sam Recruitment Poster for the US Army, 1967Add to your cart.
38"x29.5" Color poster
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 7: Fete Nationale Francaise Pamphlet, 1918Add to your cart.
Small Pamphlet, French tribute to the US Army
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 8: Panoramic Photograph of the Fighting 5th Regiment, US Marines, at the US Capital Washington D.C., 1919 August 12Add to your cart.
41.5"x7.5" Panoramic Black and white photograph on foam board. Schutz photography Washington D.C.
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 9: Panoramic Photograph of Training Cadre Co. G, 3rd Tr. Reg. Camp Pike Ark., 1918 November 19Add to your cart.
32"x10" Panoramic Black and white Photograph on Poster board backing. Picture is torn on right side
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 10: R.M. Croom information, 1909-1918Add to your cart.
Personal papers of R.M. Croom of Walker Co. including an insurance policy and correspondence.  Includes note on Lt. Guy Croom pictured in panoramic photograph
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 11: Co. I - 5th Texas Infantry Photograph, 1917 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Photograph of Co. I - 5th Texas Infantry with sheet identifying all men pictured.  Guy Croom Pictured
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 12: Sources on the History of World War I, circa 1993Add to your cart.
Scholarly Resources catalog
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 13: A Catalogue of Old, Used, Rare and Out-of-Print Books on World War I, circa 2000Add to your cart.
Q.M. Dabney & Co., Inc. Booksellers
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 14: Photograph and Invitation to a dinner honoring Lt. Col. Samuel S. Graham, no dateAdd to your cart.
36th Division
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 15: Newspaper Article on 136th Infantry Division, 1993 May 2Add to your cart.
Huntsville Item article on the donation of books concerning the 36th Infantry to Sam Houston State University
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 16: Texas 36th Infantry Division Photograph, no dateAdd to your cart.
Photograph of 143rd Infantry Co. F. of the 36th Division in Huntsville, Texas
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 17: Fever of War: The Influenza Epidemic in the US Army During World War I by Carol R. Byerly, 2005Add to your cart.
New York University Press
Originals or Copies Note: Copy
Item 18: 3rd Division Meuse-Argonne Offensive: Daily Positions of Front Line as of 24 Hours, no dateAdd to your cart.
3 identical maps
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Item 19: Armistice Day Program from Sam Houston State Teachers College, 1924 November 11Add to your cart.
10am College Auditorium
Item 20: Armistice Day Program, 1920 November 11Add to your cart.
Small Program part of the J.L. Clark Collection
Item 21-71: Doughboy Souvenir Postcards, circa 1918Add to your cart.
50 small post cards of WWI donated by Marie Martinez