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Soldier, Writer, Artist, Photographer: Accounts from Europe, 1914-1945 @ Pitt Special Collections: The Exhibit

A guide to accompany the work on exhibit from Fall 2015-Spring 2016 at Hillman Library.

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Image of the exhibit up on the second floor of Hillman Library while it was on display.

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This LibGuide was created by Kiana Gonzalez, 2015-2016 MLIS Diversity Intern, and overseen by Special Collections staff Margaret McGill and Brigitta Arden.


This exhibit features works that were created between the years 1914 to 1945 by individuals who were engaged in or documented the First World War, the rise of Fascism, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II in Europe.

Flight to Arras by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1942

Curated by Special Collections in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh's Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures in celebration of their 50th anniversary and conference, History and Its Discontents: Commemoration in Italy and the Francophone World, 29-30 October 2015.


War Map at the Close of 1917 After Forty Months of Hostilities

Portfolio of the World War, 1917

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Women Clearing a Military Road in the Gorge of Sottoguido, Italy, 1917

Letter Written by Hervey Allen, 15 August 1918

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