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Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection, 1914-1920 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection, 1914-1920Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Graves, Olin

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 04/02/1985

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Artifacts

Languages: English, French, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection consists of miscellaneous artifacts including but not limited to belt buckles, buttons, pins, matchboxes, cigarette lighters, and ammunition from the German, British, American, and French armed forces during World War I.

Biographical Note

Olin Graves was a veteran of World War I, where he collected the artifacts in this collection.

Subject/Index Terms

World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: These materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Florence Gorgol

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Olin Graves World War I Artifact Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: 37mm round converted to match caseAdd to your cart.
Item 2: 37mm round converted to match caseAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Bolt from German Mauser RifleAdd to your cart.
Item 4: 15" Length of rope with loop on endAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: German buckle with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereonAdd to your cart.
Item 2: German buckle with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereonAdd to your cart.
Item 3: German buckle with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereonAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Cigarette lighter with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereonAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Cigarette lighter with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereonAdd to your cart.
Item 6: German wound badgeAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Metal match box with "Gott mit uns" and Imperial Crown cast thereonAdd to your cart.
Item 8: 8mm rifle round, bullet and cartridge completeAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Mounted souvenir shellAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: German bayonet for Mauser RifleAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Royal Engineers clipAdd to your cart.
Item 3: 5/8" U.S. Army buttons (shirt)Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1 1/8" U.S. Army Coat buttons (great coat)Add to your cart.
Item 5: 7/8" U.S. Army coat buttons (tunic)Add to your cart.
Item 6: U.S. Army collar (button) with U.S. engravedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: U.S. Army Engineer collar (buttons) with bursting bombAdd to your cart.
Item 8: U.S. Army Engineer cap pin with bursting bombAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Equipment bucklesAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Medals from Verdun Campaign ribbonsAdd to your cart.
Item 11: German Army coat buttonAdd to your cart.

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