Sweetheart Memorabilia Note: This item is currently in storage. Sending "sweetheart memorabilia" like earrings, pillow tops and handkerchiefs to loved ones back home started during World War I and still is a tradition today. Wearing an displaying the mementoes shows their patriotism and helps them to feel close to those serving our country. Pillow top donated by Mrs. Emily Ritchie. Handkerchief donated by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kevin S. Powell. Earrings transferred from Travis Heritage Center. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.