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Books, Scholarly Articles & Research Documents

North Dakota Studies recently published three issues about World War I. Click the links below to view the issues.


Preparing to enter World War I...NDStudies Fall2016

Read about the years leading up to World War I from North Dakota's vantage point in the Fall 2016 issue of North Dakota Studies.


World War I in North Dakota...NDStudies Winter2017

Read about the letters that soldiers sent home and the contribution that Lakota soldiers had in World War I in the Winter 2016 issue of North Dakota Studies.


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When soldiers came home from World War I...

Read about the experiences of World War I Veterans returning home to North Dakota in the Spring 2017 issue of North Dakota Studies.



State Historical Society of North Dakota's curated list of World War I military manuscripts

See a list of manuscripts that include personal accounts of North Dakotan's who served in the Great War as well as the accounts of historians who researched World War I.IWantYou

UND's Chester Fritz Library's OGF manuscript collection of military history

See a list of papers, records, and manuscripts about North Dakota military history.

NDSU Archives: World War I draft registration cards for North Dakota

Read information about the draft registration cards of 1917-1918 for North Dakota and how to access them.

World War I Draft Registration Card Images

See the scanned World War I draft registration card images of 1917-1918. 

State Historical Society of North Dakota's list of archives holdings

See a list of newspaper clippings, letters, and memoirs about North Dakotan's in World War I.

Pembina County, North Dakota in the World War

A book including portraits and biographies of Pembina County residents who served in World War I. 



North Dakota WW1

Centennial Commission

Please send email inquiries to [email protected]

The mission of the North Dakota World War One Centennial Commission (NDWW1CC) is to raise awareness of and give meaning to the events of a hundred years ago, using educational experiences and programming for all ages. The Commission will use the Centennial as a timely and essential opportunity to educate the country’s citizens about the causes, courses, and consequences of the war in North Dakota; to honor the heroism and sacrifice of those Americans who served in our state; and to commemorate through public programs and initiatives the centennial of this global event.

NDWW1CC seeks the participation of academic institutions and faculty in the development of educational programming, broadcasting, print and digital media as it pertains to North Dakota. Appointments are given by the current North Dakota committee members.

Commission Officers


Darrell Dorgan


Susan Wefald


Shirley Olgeirson

Commission Members

Steve Andrist – North Dakota Newspaper Association

Claudia Berg – State historical Society of North Dakota

Dr. Al Berger – History Department, UND History Program

Dr. Carole Barrett – Historian/Author

Kevin Carvell – Historian/Author

Dr. John Cox – NDSU Historian/Author

Robert Greene – American Legion Historian

Calvin Grinnell – Native American Historian/Author

Larretta Hall – United Tribes, Bismarck

Mark Halvorson – State Historical Society of North Dakota 

Barbara Handy-Marcello – North Dakota Studies Historian, State Historical Society of North Dakota

Erik Holland – Curator of Education, State Historical Society of North Dakota

Neil Howe – North Dakota Studies Coordinator, State Historical Society of North Dakota

Dr. Gordon Iseminger – History Professor, UND

Tom Isern – NDSU Historian/Writer

Dr. Joseph Jastrzembski – History Program, Minot State University

Tracy Potter – Historian/Author

William Prokopyk – National Guard Historian

Dr. Joseph Stuart – University of Mary

Lauren Wiese GTA – NDSU Historian/Author

Joseph Zeleznik – NDSU Extension Forester

Gary Himmerich – ND AMVETS Commander

Orletta Klien – ND American Legion Commander

Carroll Quam – American Legion

William Tuff – ND VFW Commander

Julie Kuennen – North Dakota Governor’s Office

Mike Gayette – Website Manager

Doughboy MIA

Contact: [email protected]

The Doughboy MIA Mission:

“To commemorate for all time the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War; to assemble and make public the most complete and accurate accounting of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War; to attempt to gather back ground information and photographs of all of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War; to attempt when and where possible to locate and identify the final resting place of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War and to petition those, when appropriate, for the ways and means necessary to recognize and officially identify recovered U.S. Missing in Action remains or grave locations from the Great War, or to otherwise commemorate discovered or identified U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War.”

Help Us Find Them

Doughboy MIA is an ongoing program of the Doughboy Foundation. A volunteer team, including both American and European members, has performed extensive research in a variety of archives and resources to assemble more accurate and refined lists of Americans missing during the war. Doughboy MIA research has already eliminated duplicate names, and identified known individual service members who have been left off of memorials or otherwise not acknowledged. Doughboy MIA researchers have also analyzed possible battlefield recovery cases that could be pursued if resources were available. Your generous donation to the Foundation to support Doughboy MIA will help this work continue and expand.

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