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World War I in the Archives

World War I (1914-1918) was supposed to be the war to end all wars. The War impacted not only the millions of young men and women who served but also those at home affected by the loss of loved ones and to a certain extent a known way of life. The importance of the war on society at the time and afterwards is seen in primary materials from this period. The War and its impact were present in all aspects of everyday life including literature, art, political material and newspapers of the time. This exhibition consists of a variety of primary source materials from or related to World War I. The exhibition is divided the four categories mentioned above: literature, art, political material, and newspapers. All materials are available for view and use in the Center for Archival Collections.