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Exhibit at Pollak Library Examines the Great War

July 16, 2014

woman looking at WW1 uniform

Visitor Grandy Lirungan examines an original WWI combat medic's uniform. The exhibit, at the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery, features historical artifacts and photos of World War I to commemorate the war's 100th anniversary.


Cal State Fullerton's Pollak Library presents "The Great War: A Community Remembrance of the First World War, 1914-1918," an exhibit of photographic and historical artifacts from World War I to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war. The exhibit examines the First World War as a worldwide event experienced by the international community and also as a local event experienced by family members of current Orange County residents.

Displays cover the topics of trench warfare, medical treatments, war art, propaganda, advances in artillery and war machinery, and ethnic and gender diversity in the war. Among the items shown is a Croix de Guerre (France's equivalent to the Congressional Medal of Honor) medal loaned to the exhibit by Whittier resident David Reid, a retired CSUF staff member. The medal was awarded to his uncle Carl J. Grady, in recognition of the Army private's valor in the field, specifically for saving the lives of soldiers pinned down by a German sniper.


Through Sept. 29


Cal State Fullerton, Pollak Library, Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


History graduate students Danielle A. Stephan of Redlands and Fullerton resident Lindsay Huysentruyt, president of the History Students' Association; and CSUF alumnus Mariea Daniell Whittington '07, '12 (B.A., M.A. history) of Walnut.

More Info:

Additional information about the exhibit, curators and sponsors can be found online


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details available online.

Media Contact:

Trish Campbell, 657-278-8254

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