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Exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

Exhibition Items

Arguing Over War

Humanitarian Aid

  • William Allen Rogers. Invasion of Belgium by the "Uncultured," 1914. Pen, ink, graphite, and blue pencil drawing. Published in the New York Herald, November 25, 1914. Prints and  Photographs Division, Library of Congress (018.00.00)
  • Herbert Hoover to Mr. E. Francqui, June 15, 1915. Typescript letter. Brand Whitlock Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (014.00.00, 014.00.01)
  • "The Miller's Gifts in Belgium" in The Weekly Northwestern Miller, April 21, 1915. Brand Whitlock Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (016.00.00)
  • Fritz van der Mensbrugghe letter [in English] to our Benefactors in America. Illustrated letter, ca. 1915. Belgian Children's Letter Collection, Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (015.00.00, 015.00.01)
  • La Nationale Belge Atelier. To the Pupils of Washington; the Children from Seraing (Liége). Photograph, ca. 1919. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (017.00.00)
  • Winold Reiss. Charity Bazar [sic] for the Widows and Orphans of German, Austrian, Hungarian and Their Allied Soldiers. New York: Hegeman Print, 1916. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (012.00.00)

For or Against War

  • Fred Spear, artist. Enlist! Boston Public Safety Committee, June 1915. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (001.00.00)
  • " Lusitania Extra—No. 3—Lusitania is Sunk: Giant Liner Blown Up—Report All Saved," Boston American, May 7, 1915.  Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (002.00.00)
  • Mercer Green Johnston to his father, October 12, 1914. Annotated typescript letter. Mercer Green Johnston Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (010.00.00, 010.00.01, 010.00.02)
  • Frank Naughton. All Depends on the Point of View, 1914. Ink and graphite drawing. Published in the Duluth News Tribune, September 1914. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (007.00.00)
  • Woman's Peace Party to the President of the United States, October 29, 1915. Typescript letter. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (004.00.00, 004.00.01, 004.00.02)
  • The Anti-War League of the District of Columbia Will Hold a Public Meeting . . . [November 17, 1915]. Broadside. Ford Peace Plan Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (003.00.00)
  • Clifford K. Berryman. Our War Dogs, 1914. India ink and graphite drawing. Published in the Washington Star, 1914. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (008.00.00)
  • Robert La Follette. Handwritten notes for a speech opposing the Declaration of War, 1917.  La Follette Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (005.00.00, 005.00.01, 005.00.02)
  • William Allen Rogers. Until This Monster Is Destroyed, There Is No Peace, 1917. Pen and ink drawing. Published in the New York Herald, January 12, 1917. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (009.00.00)
  • Robert Lansing. Memorandum of the Cabinet Meeting, 2:30–5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 1917. Typescript document. Robert Lansing Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (011.00.00)
  • Edward Stanford Ltd. The Battle Fronts of Europe. London: Roberts & Leete Ltd, 1917 or 1918. Colored map. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (006.00.00)
  • Congressional Record—Senate, Second Session, 64th Congress, March 5, 1917. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1917. Law Library, Library of Congress (019.00.00)
  • Clifford Berryman. Hand carving up a map of the Southwestern United States, 1917. Ink and graphite drawing. Probably published in the Washington Evening Star, March 1917. Prints and  Photographs Division, Library of Congress (020.00.00)
  • Address of President Wilson to Joint Session of Congress, April 2, 1917. Bound typescript reading copy. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (021.00.00) 
  • "Wilson Has Signed Declaration of WAR," The Atlanta Journal, Special War Extra, April 6, 1917. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (022.00.00)

Over Here

Raising and Army

  • William L. Houston to Charles Hamilton Houston, September 20, 1918. William L. Houston Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (036.00.00)
  • 5th Provisional Company Officers Reserve Training Camp Ft. Des Moines, Ia. Panoramic photograph, 1917. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (039.00.00)
  • Charles Hamilton Houston. Bullet, dog  tags, and coat buttons, ca.1917. William L. Houston Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (037.00.00)
  • Secretary of War Newton Baker to President Wilson, May 17, 1917. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (038.00.00)
  • William Augustus Pollard. Enlistment Application for African American Officer's Camp to J. E. Spingarn, April 25, 1917. NAACP Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (040.00.00)
  • Poole Brothers. Military Map of the United States of America: Showing Location of All Forces in Training, Issued by the Union Pacific System. Chicago: Poole Brothers, 1917. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (035.00.00)
  • Augustus B. Warfield. Major, 332nd Field Artillery Regiment. Diary entries, early March 1918. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (042.00.00)
  • Richard Thomas Crump, Company G, 3rd Infantry. Photographic album page documenting ambulance corps training. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (043.00.00) 
  • James Alfred Moss. Trench Warfare, by Major Jas. A. Moss, U.S. Army; Being a Practical Manual for the Training and Instruction of Officers and Men in Trench Warfare. . . . Menasha, Wisconsin:Geo. Banta Publishing Company, ca. 1917. General Collections, Library of Congress (044.01.00)
  • Territory of Hawaii. Registration Day, July 31 / Central Board of Registration Selective Draft (additional text in Chinese), between 1917 and 1918. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (027.00.00)
  • Richard Leith, M.D., member of the Medical Corps. Questionnaire Local Board for Division 8?. City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 4, 1918.  Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (028.00.00)
  • Feliciano P. Paterno. The Ninth Regiment of Infantry Roster. First Philippine Division, U.S.A. Mustered Out December 19, 1918. Camp Tomas Claudio, Philippines. [Manila? 1919]. General Collections, Library of Congress (029.00.00)
  • Maurice Becker. The Spokesman for Prisoner Strikes . . . in Prison Yard Ft. Leavenworth, 1919. Crayon and charcoal drawing. Sam Willner Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (032.00.00)
  • Statement Concerning the Treatment of Conscientious Objectors in the Army, June 18, 1919. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1919. Harlan Stone Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (031.00.00)
  • Albert Burleson to Joseph Tumulty, May 11, 1918. Albert Burleson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (024.00.00)
  • Al Piantadosi and Alfred Bryan. "I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier." New York: Leo Feist, Inc., 1915.  Sheet Music. Music Division, Library of Congress (033.00.00)
  • Minnie May Bauer and Gus Dattilo. "Don't Marry a Slacker, Girls." Louisville: Gus Dattilo, 1917. Sheet Music. Music Division, Library of Congress (034.00.00)
  • The War with Germany, a Statistical Summary. House Document, Vol. 29, Document No. 174. 66th Congress, 1st Session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1919. Law Library, Library of Congress (030.00.00)
  • James Montgomery Flagg. I Want You for the U.S. Army, 1917. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (023.00.00)
  • Vojtěch Preissig. Come On, Boys! Do Your Duty by Enlisting Now! New York: Czechoslovak Recruiting Office, ca. 1918.  Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (026.00.00)
  • Harry R. Hopps. Destroy This Mad Brute, Enlist—U.S. Army.  San Francisco Army Recruiting District, April 4, 1918. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (025.00.00)
  • Irving Berlin, music and lyrics. "Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning." New York: Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder, 1918. Music Division, Library of Congress (046.00.00)
  • F. M. Stefano. The Arrival of the New Rochelle Contingent at Camp Upton, Yaphank, NY, ca. 1918. Photograph. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (048.00.00)

War Industry

  • The Tidal Wave—July 4, 1918—95 Ships Launched. Philadelphia: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1918. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (053.00.00)
  • Joseph Pennell. Building Engines for the Allies, 1917. Lithograph from the artist's American War Work series. Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (052.00.00)
  • Woman at work on a "Venting Machine, U.S. Cartridge Co., Lowell, Mass." U. S. Signal Corps, between 1914 and 1918. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (051.00.00)
  • Mrs. James Field, Department of Women in Industry of the Women's Committee, Circular no. 115, March 9, 1918. Charlotte Hopkins Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (057.00.00)
  • "Great Guns!" New York Tribune, Graphic Section, May 20 1917. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (050.00.00)
  • Edward Filene to Woodrow Wilson, April 5, 1918. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (056.00.00)
  • Which Bridge Do You Want? National Industrial Conservation Movement, 1917. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (054.00.00)
  • Samuel Gompers to Woodrow Wilson, December 14, 1917. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (055.00.00)

Home Front Contributions

  • George Creel to Woodrow Wilson, March 29, 1918. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (058.00.00)
  • Anne MacIlvaine to Woodrow Wilson, June 27, 1918. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (062.00.00)
  • Chart from Woman's Land Army, ca. 1918. Emma George Papers, Manuscript Division Library of Congress (059.00.00)
  • Get Behind the Girl He Left Behind Him / Join the Land Army. New York: The American Lithographic Company, ca. 1918. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (061.00.00)
  • Nathaniel Greene. Victory! Congress Passes Daylight Saving Bill. United Cigar Store Company, 1918. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (070.00.00)
  • Post Office Bulletin. "Second Liberty Loan 'Back the Boys in the Trenches—Buy a Liberty Bond,'" October 28, 1917. William McAdoo Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (099.00.00)
  • Liberty Loan drive buttons from the second, third, and fourth loan drives. Rebekah Crawford and Linda Clark Smith Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (095.00.00–097.00.00)
  • Buy a Liberty Bond; You Buy a Liberty Bond To-Day, I'll Do the Rest; Where's Your "Liberty Bond" Button? Your Money Must Win the War, 1917. Lithographs. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (098.00.00) 
  • Joseph Pennell. Lest Liberty Perish from the Face of the Earth, 1918. Watercolor drawing for a Fourth Liberty Loan drive poster. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (101.00.00)
  • Anna Howard Shaw, Chairman, Woman's Committee, Council of National Defense to the State Chairman, August 7, 1917. Charlotte E. Hopkins Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (065.00.00)
  • Ben Black. "Over Here." San Francisco: Daniels & Wilson, Inc., 1918. Music Division (063.00.00)
  • Waste No Food. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, ca. 1917. Broadside. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (066.00.00)
  • Harris and Ewing. Store interior with Waste No Food poster displayed, 1917 or 1918. Copyprint. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (067.00.00)
  • Maginel Wright Enright [Barney]. War Gardens over the Top, The Seeds of Victory Insure the Fruits of Peace. Washington, D.C.: National War Garden Commission, 1919. Lithograph, 1918. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (071.00.00)

Americanization

  • Committee on Public Information. How the War Came to America. [English, German, and Spanish]. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, June 15, 1917. General Collections, Library of Congress (077.00.00–079.00.00)
  • Ralston Flemming to Joseph Tumulty, September 9, 1918. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (080.00.00)
  • To All Aliens. New York: Mayor's Committee on National Defense. Committee on Aliens, 1917. Lithograph. Print and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (076.00.00)
  • Make the Fourth of July Americanization Day: Many Peoples—But One Nation. New York: National Americanization Day Committee, 1915–1919. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (082.00.00)

A Changing America

  • Fred White to Bethlehem Baptist Association, Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 1917. Carter G. Woodson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (083.00.00)
  • Memorandum for NAACP Branches: mottos used in the Negro Silent Protest Parade, 1917. NAACP Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (084.00.00)
  • Silent protest parade in New York City against the East St. Louis riots, 1917. Copyprint. NAACP Records, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (085.00.00)
  • Virginia Arnold with "Kaiser Wilson" banner August 14, 1917. National Woman's Party Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (086.00.00)
  • Carrie Chapman Catt to Woodrow Wilson, September 29, 1918. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (087.00.00, 087.00.01)
  • Woodrow Wilson's Senate speech draft, [September 30, 1918]. Corrected typescript. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (088.00.00) 

Surveillance and Censorship

  • George Creel's statement "To the Four Minute Men," published November 1917. George Creel Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (075.00.00)
  • H. Devitt Welsh. 4 Minute Men, A Message from the Government at Washington Committee on Public Information, 1917. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (074.00.00)
  • Carrie Chapman Catt. "Speaker's War Service School," Department of Educational Propaganda, Woman's Committee, Council of National Defense, Circular 12, to the Educational Propaganda Chairmen of the State Divisions, March 16, 1918. Charlotte E. Hopkins Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (073.00.00, 073.00.01)
  • William Allen Rogers. Now for a Round Up. Published in the New York Herald, May 9, 1918. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (092.00.00)
  • Editor Max Eastman to Woodrow Wilson, September 8, 1917. Woodrow Wilson Papers Manuscript Division, Library of Congress [093.00.00]
  • Back cover of The Masses, August 1917.  Vol. 9, no. 10 (issue no. 74). Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Foundation Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (094.00.00)
  • Loyalty Work Questionnaire regarding German Americans, to Dr. F. W. Meisnest, et. al. Hermann Hagedorn Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (092.00.00)
  • Ephraim Trimpey. A pile of German textbooks, from the Baraboo High School, burning on a street in Baraboo, Wisconsin, during an anti-German demonstration, June 13, 1918. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (081.00.00)
  • People of New Hampshire . . . Promptness in Recognizing and Reporting Suspicious or Disloyal Actions to your Local Authority. Concord, New Hampshire: Committee of 100 on Public Safety. Broadside, ca. 1917. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (091.00.00)

Over There

War Over Seas

  • J. R. Reniff. Cartoon drawing of General Pershing, ca. August 1917. Pen and ink drawing. John Pershing Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (104.00.00)
  • Cablegram from Pershing to Secretary of War Newton Baker acknowledging his appointment to command the AEF, October 8, 1917. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (105.00.00)
  • George M. Cohan. "Over There." New York: Leo Feist, Inc, 1917. Sheet music and original musical sketch by Cohan. Music Division, Library of Congress (102.00.00, 103.00.00)
  • Popular Songs of the AEF.  YMCA, 1918. Coolidge Pollard Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (106.00.00)
  • Edward August Kallstrom, Company I, 49th Infantry; Company H, 121st Infantry, to his sister, November 1, 1918. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (113.00.00)
  • Harold L. Dunne, chief electrician on the USS Kanawha, account of the sinking of the Tuscania. Typescript document. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Harold Dunne, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (109.00.00)
  • Howard Johnson and Percy Wenrich. "Where Do We Go From Here?" New York: Leo. Feist, Inc, 1917. Music Division, Library of Congress (110.00.00)
  • J. C. Crosby. Officers and crew, USS Mount Vernon, October 30, 1918. Panoramic photograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (114.00.00)
  • B.B. Brown. Troopships. YMCA, 1918. Pamphlet. Carter G. Woodson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (111.00.00)
  • Charles Frank Buckles Falls. American Library Association poster and postcard with location, ca. 1918. Lithograph. Burton Egbert Stevenson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (068.00.00)
  • Gustave Sanow to the American Library Association, February 28, 1918, Burton Egbert Stevenson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (069.00.00)
  • "Xmas Gifts for Men Over There and Those Who Are Going" [Franklin Simon & Co. advertisement], New York Tribune, November 4, 1917. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (129.00.00)
  • General Pétain welcome note to U.S. forces, June 22, 1918. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Henri Pétain, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (115.00.00)

Industrialized Warfare

  • Arthur C. Chandler's dog tags, medal, and bank note, ca. 1918. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (151.00.00–151.02.01)
  • The Keystone View Company. How France Aided Her Fighters, Renault Tanks Going to the Front, ca. 1914–1918. Stereograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (117.00.00)
  • William E. Moore and James Russell. U.S. Official Pictures of World War Showing America's Participation. Washington, D.C.: Pictorial Bureau, 1920. General Collections, Library of Congress (146.00.00)
  • Carl Flemming. Die Schiffsversenkungen unserer U-Boote. . . . ["Ships Sunk by our U-boats"]. Berlin und Glogau: Carl Flemming AG, ca. 1918. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (108.00.00)
  • Wagner & Debes. Sperrgebiete um Europa und Afrika [Restricted Zones Europe and Africa]. Leipzig: Verlag von K. F. Koehler, ca. 1925. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (107.00.00)
  • Albert Close. The Naval War in the North Sea. London: Edward Stanford, Ltd., ca. 1919. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (194.00.00)
  • Earle Covington Smith, 7th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division. Notebook with pencil diagram labeled "Toxic Smoke." Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (121.01.00)
  • German helmet, probably acquired by soldier Walker Harrison Jordon, ca. 1918. Jordan Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (193.00.00)
  • Albert John Carpenter's diary October 12, 1918. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (122.00.00) 
  • Wing Slip in normal flight no. 5 diagram. L'Aerophile Collection,  L'Aerophile Collection, Science, Business and Technology Division, Library of Congress (125.00.00)
  • Fold-out. Lewis Machine Gun 30-U.S. Government Airplane Model 1918, in Papers on Aeronautics. L'Aerophile Collection, Science, Business and Technology Division, Library of Congress (126.00.00)
  • U.S. Signal Corps. American 155 mm Artillery Cooperating with the 29th Div. in Position on Road Just Taken from the Germans. Bat[tery] A 324th Artillery, 158[th] Brig[ade] in France. Photograph. National Photo Company Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (118)
  • Photo of soldiers gathered around the grave of Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, who died in aerial combat on July 14, 1918. L'Aerophile Collection, Science, Business and Technology Division, Library of Congress (127.00.00)
  • Rudyard Kipling to Theodore Roosevelt, July 18, 1918. Kermit and Bella Roosevelt Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (128.00.00)
  • Dan Smith. World War—In the Service of the Nation, ca. 1918. Color photomechanical print with photograph of unidentified soldier, ca. 1918. William A. Gladstone Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (187.00.00)
  • U.S. Army. First Sector Occupied by Americans 1917, inscribed: "First shot in the war Oct. 23, 1917 6:30 am. . . ." U.S. Army base map, 1918. Printed map annotated in color. Hines Collection, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (195.00.00)
  • Dog tag of Rex Bixby, 134th Infantry Regiment, School of Military Aeronautics. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (045.00.00) 

Belleau Wood

  • Map of Belleau Wood. James G. Harbord Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (134.00.00)
  • Claude Charles Hamel. "Diary of Claude C. Hamel, Formerly Regimental Personnel Sergeant Major Fifth Regiment U.S. Marines AEF, April, 1917 to August 15, 1919," June 1922. Bound typescript memoir. General Collections, Library of Congress (130.00.00)
  • "German machine gunners retreating, Belleau Woods," June 1918. Photograph. Joel T. Boone Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (135.00.00)
  • Joel T. Boone; U.S. Navy; 6th Marines, medical officer. Diary, June 1918 and his AEF identity card. Joel T. Boone Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (131.00.00; 133.00.00)
  • "Belleau Wood Amer Cemetary [sic]. Petit Montgivault Farm Dressing Station. The Dressing Station occupied by Doctor Joel T. Boone, U.S. navy and his hospital corpsmen for more than two weeks. . ." Photograph. Joel T. Boone Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (132.00.00)

St.Mihiel

  • The St. Mihiel Offensive. Photocopied map with annotations, 1918. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (137.00.00)
  • Ralph Carey, Company C, 310th Infantry, 78th Division; St. Mihiel. "Trench song," August 1918, and "English Marching Song," June 1918. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (138.00.00)
  • "St. Mihiel," The New York Times, October 20, 1918. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (136.00.00)
  • Vincent Reed. Company K, 358th Infantry, 90th Division. Diary entry September 12, 1918, and photo of Reed in uniform. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (139.00.00, 140.00.00)

Meuse-Argonne

  • Lieutenant Colonel George S. Patton's diary, September 24–25, 1918. George S. Patton Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (141.00.00)
  • General John J. Pershing. Diary entry, September 26, 1918. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (142.00.00)
  • "American Troops Who Had Got the Habit of Victory," The War of the Nations: Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings. New York: The New York Times,1919. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (145.00.00)
  • Major General W. G. Haan to Major General Summerall, October 17, 1918. Charles Summerall Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (143.00.00)
  • William "Billy" Mitchell to his mother, October 7, 1918. General William Mitchell Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (144.00.00)
  • Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Map Showing Daily Position of Front Line, May 24, 1919.Summerall Collection, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (152.00.00)
  • Hillie John Franz, Company L, 34th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division. Wartime diary May 27, 1918 to June 25, 1919. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (147.00.00)
  • Norvel Preston Clotfelter. Company A, 344th Machine Gun Battalion, 90th Division. Diary, November 4, 1918. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (148.00.00)
  • Irving Greenwald. Diary entries at the start of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 25–28, 1918. Veterans History Project, Library of Congress (149.00.00)

Saving Lives

  • Lewis W. Hine for the American Red Cross. American Red Cross Nurse at the Railroad Station at St. Etienne [France], Helping Wounded Soldiers on to the Tram Cars which are Being Used as Ambulances, July 1918. Photograph. American National Red Cross Collection Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (155.00.00)
  • Treasury Department. United States Public Health Service. Influenza Spread by Droplets Sprayed from Nose and Throat. . . . Printed Ephemera Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (153.01.00)
  • Dorothy Kitchen O'Neill to "Dearest Family," October 10, 1918. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (154.00.00)
  • Dorothy Kitchen O'Neill's photo album, open to Red Cross officers and "hut workers" and "searchers" and diary pages, 1918. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (156.00.00, 157.00.00)
  • Alonzo Earl Forginger. The Greatest Mother in the World. New York: Second War Fund, 1917. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (153.02.00)

Armistice

  • William Lester King. No-Mans Land, Flanders Field, France, 1919. Panoramic photograph. Print and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (159.00.00)
  • Lester B. Westcott, Company C, 51st Pioneer Infantry, to his mother, November 14, 1918, and Westcott in uniform. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (161.00.00)
  • Lieutenant Colonel George S. Patton. "Peace," November 11, 1918. Typescript poem. George S. Patton Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (160.00.00)
  • All Their Weary Marches Done, All Their Battles Fought and Won." American dead in the Meuse-Argonne. Meadville, Pennsylvania: Keystone View Company, printed ca.1934. Stereograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (150.00.00)
  • Map Showing Sectors Held and Ground Advanced Over by American Divisions. Plate 5. House Document. No. 626, 66th Congress. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1919. Law Library, Library of Congress (158.00.00)
  • "Germans Sign Armistice/World War Comes to an End," Atlanta Constitution, November 11, 1918. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (164.00.00)
  • Woodrow Wilson about the armistice, November 11, 1918 [White House Stationery]. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (163.00.00)

World Overturned

Peace and a New World Order?

  • Woodrow Wilson. Original shorthand draft and typescript version of the "Fourteen Points," 1918. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (165.00.00, 166.00.00)
  • E. N. Clark, artist. Dead—But the Remains Are Still with Us [Mars, the Roman god of war, lay vanquished over the earth], 1918. Published in the Buffalo Courier-Express. Pen and ink drawing. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (167.00.00)
  • Woodrow Wilson to Robert Lansing, November 20, 1918. Facsimile of typescript letter. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Library of Congress (169.00.00)
  • Helen Johns Kirtland. Versailles. Réunion du comité interalliés, January 1919. Photograph. Kirtland Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (168.00.00)
  • W. E. B. Du Bois to the NAACP, January 12, 1919. NAACP Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (175.00.00, 175.00.01)
  • "First Publication in America of the Paris Peace Treaty," New York American, June 10, 1919. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (178.00.00)
  • Preamble, Woodrow Wilson's first typed draft of the League of Nations, ca. September 8, 1918. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (172.00.00)
  • The Covenant of the League of Nations, in French and English in League of the Nations, Official Journal, February 1920. No. 1. Law Library, Library of Congress (173.00.00)
  • Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, artist. "The Most Interested Members of the League of Nations" in The Stars and Stripes, Vol. 2, No. 5. France, Friday, March 7, 1919. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (174.00.00)
  • "Proposed Frontiers of Poland," 1918. Manuscript map. Woodrow Wilson Collection, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (170.00.00)
  • "Proposed Political Divisions and Spheres of Influence in Relation to Race and According to Formula." Color map with emendations. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (171.00.00)

Returning Home

  • Herbert G. Poland, New Harbor, Maine, to U.S. Representative Wallace H. White, Jr., August 26, 1919. Wallace H. White Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (181.00.00, 181.00.01, 181.00.02)
  • James B. Aswell to Woodrow Wilson, May 28, 1918. Typescript letter. Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (183.00.00)
  • Paul G. and Robert R. Rugh. Hand-colored photograph, 1917. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (182.00.00)
  • 2nd Lieutenant John Rosamond Johnson, 15th Infantry, New York Guard. "Welcome Home Again." New York: B. Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter, ca. 1919. Sheet music. Music Division, Library of Congress (179.00.00)
  • Noble Sissle. "Memoirs of 'Jim' Europe," ca. 1942. Typescript manuscript. NAACP Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (191.00.00)
  • "All of No Man's Land Is Ours, Lieutenant Jim Europe and his Famous 369th U.S. Infantry 'Hell Fighters' Band" (cameo portrait of Nobel Sissle). New York: M. Witmark & Sons 1918. Music Division, Library of Congress (188.00.00)
  • U.S. Army Signal Corps. Lieutenant James Reese Europe Conducting in Paris [Hotel Tunis]—"Genuine Jazz for the Yankee Wounded," ca. 1919. Reproduction from  John J. Pershing's photograph album, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (190.00.00)
  • Charles Hamilton Houston. Diary entry, January 16, 1919. William L. Houston Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (189.00.00)
  • Dan Smith. Put Fighting Blood in Your Business. Here’s His record! Does He Get a Job!—Arthur Woods, Assistant to the Secretary of War [lists the Battles of St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne]. Baltimore, New York: Thomsen-Ellis Company, between 1917–1919. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (180.00.00)

Remembering the War

  • "'Barrington, George William,' Service Record of the World War, City of Oswego." Oswego, New York, ca. 1923. Bound  records. General Collections, Library of Congress (184.00.00)
  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt pinning the Medal of Honor on Joel T. Boone's uniform, ca. 1919. Joel T. Boone Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (186.00.00)
  • Woodrow Wilson's 1919 Nobel Peace Prize (medal, case, and scroll box). Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (192.00.00, 192.00.01, 192.01.00)
  • The North American Indian in the World War. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Adjutant-General of the Army, July 1925. Photostat map. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (185.00.00)
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