23 February 2017

Library of Congress Launches Comprehensive WWI Holdings Portal

Library of Congress Launches Comprehensive WWI Holdings Portal

The Library of Congress has launched a new World War I collection portal.

You can read about it via World War I: Online Offerings.

Today we launched a comprehensive portal to its extensive holdings on the subject of World War I (1914–1918) as part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in the war. The portal is a one-stop destination page for digitized versions of many of these assets.

These remarkable collections include recruitment and wartime information posters, photos from the front, manuscripts and papers of prominent figures such as General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, newspapers that provided the first draft of the war’s history, maps of campaigns and battle lines, sound recordings of prominent leaders of the era, war-related sheet music, even early film treasures.

Along with extensive access to these rare materials, the portal will include links to the online version of the Library’s major new exhibition, “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I,” which opens April 4.

So much material, so little time!  I did spend a bit of time looking into Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918 to 1919 and Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914 to 1919.




Which collections caught your eye?








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