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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

For the World War I centennial, the Library is highlighting lessons, collections and documents that tell the story of America’s involvement in the War.

WWI Resource Homepage(s):

Library of Congress: World War I

Homepage for the Library of Congress' extensive WWI collections and resources.

Other linked resources

» Soldiers' Poems of World War I in Newspapers: Personal Responses in Public Media

Explores poems by U.S. troops about their experiences; includes suggestions for classroom discussion.

» World War I Declarations

Articles from historical newspapers document the news coverage of many nations' declarations of war at the onset of the First World War.

» Topics in Chronicling America - The Zimmerman Telegram

Links to newspaper coverage of Zimmermann Telegram episode. (NOTE: Summary of events mistakenly states Wilson was aware of telegram when U.S. broke off relations with Germany)

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