Library of Congress
Wars and the Home Front
Online activities and background information from the Library of Congress to help students learn more about wars and the home front.
- American Treasures: Women and the War Effort (Exhibition) During World War II, the U.S. government mounted an extensive propaganda campaign encouraging women to join the war effort.
- American Treasures: Women's War Relief (Exhibition) This broadside pattern gives directions for making slippers for Union soldiers.
- Arthur Buchwald (Presentation) This Pulitzer Prize-winning satirist, who passed away on Jan. 17, 2007, shared wartime memories with the Library's Veterans History Project.
- The Blue and the Gray (Online Activity) Solve this set of puzzles and discover the theme the pictures have in common.
- The Days After the Day of Infamy (Presentation) Listen to interviews with Americans collected after the December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
- Documenting the Homefront (Exhibition)
During World War II, the Office of War Information took photographs recording homefront activities that supported the war effort.
- First Thrill of Liberty (Exhibition) Posters like this encouraged participation in war bond campaigns during World War I.
- He Called It the Great Republic (Wise Guide) Learn about the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and his role as ally and friend to the United States.
- The Home Front During World War Two (Exhibition) View New York's Penn Station during World War II.
- Jump Back in Time: February 4, 1941 (America's Library)
On this date the United Service Organizations was chartered.
- Jump Back in Time: June 13, 1942 (America's Library) On this date the Office of War Information was created.
- Lest Liberty Perish (Exhibition) The Division of Pictorial Publicity produced over 700 poster designs during World War I.
- A Library Mission to Iraq (Wise Guide) Learn how the Library of Congress has come to the aid of the National Library in Baghdad, Iraq.
- Meet Amazing Americans: General George C. Marshall (America's Library)
Read about a famous general best remembered for what he did for peace.
- Meet Amazing Americans: General John Joseph Pershing (America's Library)
Read about a famous World War I general.
- Meet Amazing Americans: Lieutenant George S. Patton Jr. (America's Library) Meet a famous World War II general.