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John and William Golliver WWI postcards

Identifier: MSS-D-001

Scope and Contents

This collection includes digital images of 56 postcards collected and sent home by William “Happy” Golliver of Muncie, Indiana during his service in World War I. Several of the postcards were sent to William’s brother John Golliver, both during and after the war. The images on the postcards range from 1913-1919; span multiple countries including the United States, France, and Germany; and depict both calm and violent scenes of WWI Europe, American military training, and symbols of American patriotism.


  • Creation: 1914-1919

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

William Golliver served in WWI and was a retired Muncie police officer. William often went by the nickname "Happy." He eventually moved to Clearwater, Florida and later returned to Muncie, Indiana.


0.1 Cubic Feet (Digital images of 56 postcards)

Language of Materials



Postcards are unarranged.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a deposit June Crawford on 2014/06/05.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original postcards were scanned and returned to the donor.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital images of the items in this collection are available electronically in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/06/11 by Rebecca Marangelli. EAD finding aid created 2014/06/10 by Rebecca Marangelli. EAD finding aid revised 2014/06/20 by Brandon Pieczko.

John and William Golliver WWI postcards
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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA