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Indiana WWI Resources

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World War I Timelines

Timelines can can be helpful to understand what could have happened around the time a person enlisted or was drafted. What battles took place they could have been involved in; When different parts of Europe were involved in the war? What was happening at sea?

World War I Collections and Databases

  • National World War I Museum and Memorial - "Online Collections Database" -
    The National World War I Museum and Memorial's online collections database allows you to search digital records of our global collection that began in 1920. With such a long history, please note that the material available here is only a fraction of our diverse holdings and is in an ongoing process with new digital records added monthly. To date, the focus of the project has been on the Museum’s photograph collection and will continue with other image-related materials.

  • US Navy and Heritage Command - "List of Historical Manuscripts in the Navy Department Library" -
    This collection is composed of US Navy-related original letters, documents and manuscripts from the 18th to the 20th century.

  • American Battle Monuments Commission - "ABMC Burials and Memorials Database" -
    This register includes the records for those buried and memorialized at our World War I and World War II overseas, military cemeteries, along with those names on the Walls of the Missing at the East Coast Memorial, West Coast Memorial, and Honolulu Memorial. Burial information can also be found for those interred at Corozal American Cemetery and Mexico City National Cemetery. This register does not include individuals who died overseas in World War I or World War II and were repatriated to the United States for burial.

  • United States National Archives - "World War I Centennial" -
    As the largest repository of American World War I records, the National Archives invites you to browse the wealth of records and information documenting the U.S. experience in this conflict, including photographs, documents, audiovisual recordings, educational resources, articles, blog posts, lectures, and events.

 World War I Education Resources

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Next Meeting

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Indiana War Memorial - Woodfill Memorial Room
    431 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Next Event

Alex Arch Commemoration

  • Please join us as we remember and honor WWI hero Sergeant Alexander Louis Arch who fired the first American shot of the war.

    - Monday, October 23, 2017
    - 5 p.m., EDT
    - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
    - 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, Indiana 56561

  • Learn more here: Alex Arch Commemoration

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee


  • Chairperson
    Jim Corridan
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Vice Chair
    Jim Osborne
    Indiana Military Museum
  • Executive Director
    Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin
    Indiana War Memorial

Committee Members

  • Bruce Blomberg
    Indiana Department of Education
  • Hannah Brown
    Governor's Office
  • Jim Brown
    Indiana Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Wayne Eells
    Sons of the American Revolution
  • Katherine Gould
    Indiana State Museum
  • Gerald Hadley
    Indiana National Guard
  • Elizabeth Howard
    Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Dr. Dan Murphy
    Hanover College
  • Lauren Patton
    Indiana State Library
  • Johnathan Pickett
    Department of Indiana, American Legion
  • Jo Ann Remender
    Salvation Army
  • Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus
    University of Indianapolis
  • Dr. Kathleen A. Tobin
    Indiana Association of Historians
  • Major Bob Webster
    Salvation Army