Woodrow Wilson: A Resource Guide
Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's
Library provides the following stories related to Woodrow
Wilson and his administration:
Back in Time: Woodrow Wilson Was Born, December 28, 1856.
Back in Time: The First Mother's Day, May 9, 1914.
Jump Back in Time: U.S. Entered World War I, April 6, 1917.
Back in Time: Ten Suffragists Arrested While Picketing
at the White House, August 28, 1917.
Jump Back in Time: The Paris Peace Conference, January 18, 1919.
Jump Back in Time: Nineteenth Amendment Granting Women's Suffrage Was Sent to the States,
June 4, 1919.
Back in Time: World War I Ended With the Treaty of Versailles,
June 28, 1919.
Treasures of the Library of Congress
This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects
of American history and culture. Objects displayed are
organized according to the three categories that Thomas
Jefferson used for his library: memory, reason, and imagination.
The exhibition includes the following sections pertaining
to Woodrow Wilson:
Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the
of the Library of Congress
Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this
online exhibition, including manuscripts and documents
related to Wilson's
first inauguration in 1913.
John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American
This exhibition brings together for the first time treasures
from the two greatest libraries in the English-speaking
world—The British Library and the Library of Congress—and
illuminates the relationship between the two countries.
The section From
Enemy to Allies includes the shorthand
notes for Wilson's Fourteen Points speech and a photograph
of Wilson at Buckingham Palace with the British Royal
On January 18, 1919, a few months after the end of World
War I, leaders from the Allied nations began a series of
discussions that became known as the Paris Peace Conference
to settle issues raised by the war and its aftermath.
President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation on May
9, 1914, asking Americans to give a public expression
of reverence to mothers through the celebration of Mother's
On June 9, 1902, Woodrow Wilson was unanimously elected
president of Princeton University, a position that he
held until he resigned in 1910 to run for governor of
A Bosnian Serb, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated Archduke
Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sofia in Sarajevo
on June 28, 1914, setting off a chain of events that would
culminate in a world war by August.
The Allied powers signed a ceasefire agreement with
Germany at Rethondes, France, on November 11, 1918, bringing
World War I to a close.
On December 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed
the Owen-Glass Act, creating the Federal Reserve System.
Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton,
Virginia. The twenty-eighth president of the United States,
Wilson served two consecutive terms in the White House,
from 1913 to 1921.
Digital Reference Section Web Guides
A Guide to World War I Materials
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain
a wide variety of material related to World War I, including
photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music,
and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to World
War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web
site, as well as
to external Web sites. A
bibliography provides selections for both
a general audience and younger readers.
Woodrow Wilson Papers
John Haynes, 20th-century political historian with
the Manuscript Division, discusses the Woodrow Wilson papers
at the Library of Congress.
Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward
British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson discusses
his new book, Woodrow Wilson's
Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House,
as part of the Books & Beyond
series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book.
Colonel House served not only as intimate friend
and chief political advisor to President Wilson but also
as a national security advisor and senior diplomat from
1913 to 1919.