The Library of Congress is uniquely prepared to tell the story of the United States' participation in the Great War. The Library’s unparalleled collections include posters, recordings, newspapers, sheet music, photographs, and veterans’ stories as well as publications, exhibitions, educational tools, and research guides related to World War I.
Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of WWIExplore how Americans experienced the upheaval of world war—at home and abroad.
The United States and the World: Legacies of the Paris Peace ConferenceJan. 16, 2019: Mark the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace conference and the final days of the Library's WWI exhibition.
Gallery Talk: The Pan-African Congress of 1919Jan. 18, 2019: The Pan-African Congress, led by NAACP founder W.E.B Du Bois, called for greater rights for citizens of colonized African nations.
World War I Primary Source SetFind selected primary sources for open-ended analysis by students, along with a teachers guide.
Veterans History Project World War I FeatureThe three-part online exhibit, "Experiencing War," helps tell the larger story of the war from the perspective of those who served in it.
America and the Great War: Illustrated HistoryPersonal stories, political & military battles, tragedies & epic achievements that marked U.S. involvement in the first modern war
World War I Blog PostsLibrary staff share compelling stories and fascinating facts on collections items and themes related to the First World War.
Featured Collection World War I Sheet Music
- George S. Patton Papers: Diaries, 1910-1945
- John J. Pershing Papers
- Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914-1919
- World War I Posters
- Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918 to 1919
- Veterans History Project
- World War I Sheet Music
- World Digital Library
- American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I and the 1920 Election
- Chronicling America
- World War I: Declarations of War from Around the Globe
- Military Battles and Campaigns
- Patriotic Melodies