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Villanova University

Falvey Memorial Library - Special Collections - Digital Library@Villanova University - 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085 (610) 519-5271


Villanova University's Special Collections contans a significant number of primary and secondary sources related to the Great War.  Collection strengths include:  pro-German English language newspapers; other German-language newspapers; materials related to Sir Richard Casement; Ireland in the war; the Easter Rising; Joseph McGarrity and the funding of the Irish Rebellion; postcards; scrapbooks; and popular and children's literature about the war.  

Villanova University's Digital Library provides fulltext access to many of the above materials.  In addition, the Digital Library has digitized and hosts a significant number of Great War materials from institutional Digital Partners as well as specific digital donations from individuals.  Most materials are available under a Creative Commons License. 

Notable Collections:

Edward D. Forman Postcards []

Gefreiter Heinrich Möllering Papers []

Perkasie Historical Society [

Steed Scrapbooks []

Notable Individual Resources:

The Brighton Boys in the Trenches / by Lieutenant James R. Driscoll. []

A Chronicle of the War of Nations 1914-15 / by Indian Nationalist Society, Bagdad []

Das Dienstags=blatt (newspaper, 92 issues) []

Los Dramas de la Guerra (dime novel, 62 issues) []

The Fatherland (newspaper, 137 issues) []

The Fra: for Philistines and Roycrofters (magazine, 112 issues) []

The Gaelic American (newspaper, 1914-1918) []

La Guerre Infernale (dime novel, 5 issues) []

"Ireland, Germany and Europe" / Casement. []

Jules Verbeeke: De oorlogsspion (dime novel, 25 issues) []

The Lusitania's last voyage (author's copy + pamphlets) []

Murray French Edwards scrapbook, ca. 1910-1918  []

Pennsylvanische Staats-Gazette (newspaper, 7 issues) []

Perkasie World War I Tobacco Fund Book []

The Public Ledger Color Supplement (4 issues) []

Der Tag (newspaper, 11 issues) []

The VItal Issue (newspaper, 119 issues) []

Vossische Zeitung (newspaper, 57 issues) []

With the Ulster division in France []

Who lifted the lid off of hell? / by Elbert Hubbard. []

The World War (newspaper, 89 issues) []


Postcard, To: "Mae" (Mae Kaiser) From: "Ed" (Edward D. Forman), August 28, 1918. Postcard, WWI Tirailleurs Algeriens, July 14, 1951 From: Scrapbook, Homefront – Atlantic City, 1918. Masthead, Das Dienstags=blatt. Front flyleaf illustration, The Book of the prophet Wudro and the fifth book of the kings of Eng. Front cover, Los dramas de la guerra. The Emden, Los dramas de la guerra, no. 39. Postcard, To: “dein Schwager” From: Fritz Malk, June 9, 1916. Front cover, The Square Jaw


Other Institutions:

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is one of the world's premier research collections in the history of medicine. The unique holdings include over 400 incunables (books printed before 1500), an extensive collection of manuscripts and archives, and a comprehensive collection of 19th and early 20th-century medical journals.

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

This museum preserves and maintains this Revolutionary War era fort and offers extensive programming to the public.

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

The description, collection summary, and notable resources for the Athenaeum of Philadelphia


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