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Nickly Larsen First World War helmet, government documents, and other materials

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2019-078-w

Content Description

This collection contains one helmet, several military documents, and other materials related to Pvt. Nickly (Nickely) Larsen, AEF during the First World War. Included in the military documents are special memorandum, discharge, and various other documents. Also included are photographs, a postcard book, an entertainment program and an address book. This collection also contains a full newspaper from December 7, 1941 from the Honolulu Star. Government documents spell his name as "Nickly," while Pvt. Larsen refers to himself as "Nickely." These items were later donated around late 2019/early 2020: 1 leather belt with pockets, 1 Valet Auto Strop shaving kit, 1 mirror with pouch, 1 ball of yarn, 2 German belt buckles that say "Gott Mit Uns", 1 German Iron Cross medal with the date 1914, 1 sewing kit, 3 newspapers dated in August 1945, 5 buttons, 7 pins, 1 belt buckle, 1 leather pouch, 1 panoramic photograph of service members, 1 brass knuckles, 1 pair of dog tags, 5 firearm cartridges (kept 2, disposed 3), and 1 whistle.

Acquisition Type



Gift of June Larsen Accrual items: Gift of Jack W. Larsen

Language of Description


Restrictions Apply



  • 1917 August 11 - 1945 August 9
  • Majority of material found within 1917 August 11 - 1925 January 1


1 Linear feet (1 helmet, 3 folders)


3 draft notices 1 correspondence from J. R. Roberts, Seward County Clerk 1 notice of appear to physical examination 3 special memorandum 1 pay record book 1 honorable discharge record 1 correspondence from the United States Veterans Bureau 9 photographs of Pvt. Larsen in duty 1 address book containing names of various soldiers 1 program from December 24, 1918 1 newspaper, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 (Honolulu Star-Bulletin) 2 photos of the Bolsa Chica Military Reservation sign Accrual items: 1 leather belt with pockets 1 Valet Auto Strop shaving kit 1 mirror with pouch 1 ball of yarn 2 German belt buckles "Gott Mit Uns" 1 German Iron Cross medal, dated 1914 1 sewing kit 3 newspapers, atomic bomb, August 1945 (Yakima Daily Republic) 5 buttons 7 pins 1 belt buckle 1 leather pouch 1 panoramic photograph of service members 1 brass knuckles 1 dog tags 2 firearm cartridges 1 whistle