Wonder how rumors get started and how they are spread? The World War II Rumor collection explores that topic. Learn more from a post provide by the American Folklife Center.
Help your students use poetry written by soldiers during wartime to help them understand the the events of the war and the experiences of those who fought in it.
While most of the Red Cross posters of nurses can be analyzed or read in distinctly gendered ways, there is a subset that carries clear references to imagery from religious art.
The Red Cross posters of nurses from WWI are complex images rife with gendered implications and imagery. These images contrast not only against the social movement of feminism happening at the time, but also each other.
Learn more about the work of women photographers in World War I.
Music has always been a part of major events in history, frequently used to persuade listeners to adopt a point of view or to take action. This was certainly the case during World War I.
At the start of World War I, however, posters offered a powerful tool to reach and influence citizens of every social, educational, and racial background.
Two collections of eyewitness accounts from the Library of Congress offer insights into the daily lives and struggles of soldiers during World War II: the drawings by Yank magazine artist Sergeant Howard Brodie and interviews through the Library’s Veterans History Project (VHP).
In the October 2017 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our & “Sources and Strategies” article features two manuscript documents from individuals with very different responses to the armistice that ended the major fighting of World War I.
During the last week of September, a number of organizations observe Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. As the Library of Congress is currently commemorating the hundredth anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I, this is an opportunity to explore a wave of book burnings in American towns that took place during the war.