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):
Homepage for the Library of Congress' extensive WWI collections and resources.
Other linked resources
Explores poems by U.S. troops about their experiences; includes suggestions for classroom discussion.
Articles from historical newspapers document the news coverage of many nations' declarations of war at the onset of the First World War.
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)