WWI/Spanish Influenza Exhibit Resources
The following “Zib Guide” (exhibit guide) contains links to digitized artifacts and research material related to the museum exhibit – The Great War: The Western Front and the Nevada Homefront
Material on Exhibit
more info on some of the items on exhibit:
- Details about the WWI Uniforms on Exhibit : Includes info on puttees, which are the leg wraps on the army uniform
- Image of Back of WWI Victory Medal
- Transcription of Abraham Cohen’s Enlistment Record
- Nevada Adjutant General’s Office. (1924). Nevada’s Golden Stars. Reno: A. Carlisle and Company of Nevada.: This is a full scan of the Gold Star book that lists Nevada’s war dead.
- Calac cousins, pp. 53 – 54 of Nevada’s Golden Stars: High and low-resolution scans created for large-scale reproduction in the museum’s research library exhibit window.
- Transcription of October 24, 1918 letter from W. Pike : Scanned from the original at Nevada Historical Society – MS NC 651.
- Notes from the Goldfield Women’s Club, 1919 – 1920 : This is a digitized version of the original ledger, which is at UNLV Special Collections.
Las Vegas Gold Star Memorial
- Snapshots of the Gold Star Memorial (WWI, WWII, and Korean War) erected in 1952 located on 451 Bonanza.
Tonopah Ambulance Regiment
- Davenport, O. (1917). The Tonopah ambulance regiment. : Brochure about the Tonopah Ambulance Regiment, which was photographed from the original at the Nevada Historical Society in Reno.
General WWI Info
- KNPR. (April 17, 2017). “Nevada’s yesterdays: World War I, part I.” Retrieved from https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-04/world-war-i-part-i
- United States National Archives (n.d.). “WWI centennial.” Retrieved from https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi#event-/ : Large collection of digitized material related to WWI. Includes a timeline of the war, video, and essays on a variety of topics.
- Museum Facebook post (with images) about the War Memorial on Bonanza & Las Vegas Blvd.
- Hawley, T. (2018). Video vault: Las Vegas homefront during WWI : Tom Hawley’s feature on the museum’s exhibit includes an interview with exhibit curator about the exhibit
- Las Vegas Springs Preserve. (December 5, 2018). Armistice Day exhibit. : Video detailing the joint exhibit at the Springs and Museum. Includes interviews with exhibit curators
The Wild West Division
- 91st Division Publication Committee. (1919). The story of the 91st division [digitized book]. 91st Division Publication Committee: San Mateo. California. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/storystdivision00unkngoog/page/n6
- [The New York Times]. (June 29, 1919). “The Wild West Division: History of 91st in the Argonne and on the Ypres Front.” Retrieved from https://nyti.ms/2AsuVhS
- Rogers, K. (April 1, 2017). “Remembering Nevada’s Wild West Division in WWI.” Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/military/remembering-nevadas-wild-west-division-in-world-war-i/
The Meusse-Argonne Offensive
- United States National Archives (n.d.). “The Meuse-Argonne Offensive.” Retrieved from https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww1/meuse-argonne : “the deadliest campaign in American history, resulting in over 26,000 soldiers being killed in action (KIA) and over 120,000 total casualties. Indeed, the number of graves in the American military cemetery at Romagne is far larger than those in the more commonly known site at Omaha Beach in Normandy.”
- O’Donnell, P.K. (May 27, 2018). “The World War I battle that turned into a suicide mission.” Retrieved from
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-world-war-i-battle-that-turned-into-a-suicide-mission : The retreat during the battle of Gesnes led to the death of the Calac cousins (the family featured in the museum’s library window)
- Przybys, J. (November 4, 2018).”When the flu pandemic of 1918 hit, Las Vegas wasn’t spared.” Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/when-the-flu-pandemic-of-1918-hit-las-vegas-wasnt-spared-1518641 : Features interview with museum staff
- Las Vegas Ordinance on the Spanish Flu from Las Vegas City Commission Minutes, June 22, 1911 to February 7, 1922: This is a digitized version of the original minutes book, which is at UNLV Special Collections