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Arthur Wald Armistice Day collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 315
The collection consists of eight series: Armistice Day; Secular organizations; Religious organizations; Foreign publications; Military and armaments; Miscellaneous issues; Propaganda; and Posters, flyers and newspapers. Materials include pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, political cartoons, scripts, and other papers.

Dates

  • 1917-1935 and undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English, German, Spanish, French, and Esperanto

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet (/ 3 boxes and 4 oversize folders)

Overview

The Arthur Wald Armistice Day collection contains pamphlets, articles, political cartoons and other propaganda collected by Dr. Arthur Wald, who served as Dean of the College at Augustana College and Theological Seminary from 1931 until 1947. The collection consists of eight series: Armistice Day; Secular Organizations; Religious Organizations; Foreign Publications; Military and Armaments; Miscellaneous Issues; Propaganda; and Posters, Flyers, and Newspapers.

Historical Note

The Arthur Wald Armistice Day collection is a compilation of pamphlets, articles, political cartoons and other propaganda gathered together by Dr. Arthur Wald, who served as Dean of the College at Augustana College and Theological Seminary from 1931 until 1947. These items were donated by over 25 activist organizations involved in the anti-war movement in the early 1930s and were put on display in Denkmann Memorial Library in the fall of 1935 in observance of Armistice Day, an annual holiday observed on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. The campus peace program also included a visit and speech from C. Douglas Booth of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the contributing organizations.

Not all items items in the collection were featured in the exhibit; the supplementary mission statements of religious organizations, discourse regarding world news, and calls to action through various groups' membership are either extensions of or related to the peace movement materials already gathered by Wald. Local, regional, and national organizations donated items to support Augustana College's participation in the "Armistice Week Exhibit" to raise campus awareness and support.

Custodial History

The materials in this collection were used in Wald's "Armistice Day Exhibit" displayed in Denkmann Memorial Library in 1935. Those items that were not used as part of the exhibit were likely collected in conjunction with the exhibit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Arthur Wald, 1935.

Processing Information

Processed by Allison James, 2007. Updated by Samantha Crisp, July 2014, and Atticus Garrison, October 2015.
Title
Arthur Wald Armistice Day collection, 1917-1935 and undated.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
October 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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