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World War I and America: WWI History & Primary Sources

World War I documents and ephemera have been well preserved. This page gathers some of the online archives of these materials as well as general historical information.



World War I and America Reader

The World War I and America grant also provides free access to the World War I Reader, a collection of letters, speeches, stories, and more from the World War I era. The reader is divided into sections: Why Fight?; The Experience of War; Race and World War I; American Women at War; The Home Front: Selling Unity, Suppressing Dissent; America on the World Stage; and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War. 

Personal Experiences

Misc. Primary Source Documents